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perillo34 05-15-2006 11:16 AM

Need Help Front Crossmember wont go back in
 
I have a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500 With a Cummins, I removed the skidplate and crossmember assembly the other day to replace some ujoints in my front driveline. Boy it was a pain to get that member out of there, well now I can not get it back in. The spot where it goes is tapered, with a larger protusion at the bottom of the frame, and the crossmember is like an inch to wide and the lips of it will not go inbetween the two frame rails on each side at the same time, anyone who has ever done this tips would be great, as of now I cannot even go to work because of this problem.
Mike

superswamper 05-19-2006 10:57 PM

Re: Need Help Front Crossmember wont go back in
 
It wont go back the same way it came out? Not sure of any tips to make it easier for you but to try to remember how it came out. Did you need to use a hammer to get it out or did it pretty much fall out, if so perhaps its backwards or use some grease to help slide it in easier... Good luck!

TheWizard 10-19-2006 12:31 PM

Re: Need Help Front Crossmember wont go back in
 
my friend has a '94 Ram 1500 to get his crossmember back in he took a chain and hooked it up to one side of the frame (near where the crossmember goes) and used our other friends truck '02 Ram 3500 Dually Cummins Powered to streach the frame just a little bit. but becareful because it is very possible to damage the frame like this. though i havent heard of anyone doing it i would think a Hi-Lift Jack would be able to do the same thing.


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