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Is this considered powertrain?!?

(SORRY PICTURES ARE SO BIG) Hey guys while crawling under my rig to remove to twigs/small branches from my last run i saw this. I know it is the front drive shaft bushing (i am pretty sure at least) where it goes into the transmission. But i was wondering if that is part of the powertrain (and under my lifetime warranty). Anyone know and if not how hard is it to fix?

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Kissed the warranty on a driveshaft goodbye a long time ago when you put that 3" lift on it. Need a new driveshaft.

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Kissed the warranty on a driveshaft goodbye a long time ago when you put that 3" lift on it. Need a new driveshaft.
do i need a whole shaft or can that part (is it the yoke or CV joint) be replaced...if i hadnt done a lift would it be covered? Or is it an external part so not covered regardless?

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It'd probably be covered without a lift, but its very likely it never would have failed without the lift as well. Someone may sell a service joint, but through MOPAR it's all one unit.

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do i need a whole shaft or can that part (is it the yoke or CV joint) be replaced...if i hadnt done a lift would it be covered? Or is it an external part so not covered regardless?
I'm pretty sure you have to replace the whole drive shaft. There is no parts support for it.

It is part of the drive train, and would be covered under normal circumstances.

Yours probably won't be covered. It won't hurt to ask. Just let them look at the drive shaft, and don't mention the lift.

If you install another drive shaft just like it, the same thing will happen again.

Looks like it's time for an aftermarket drive shaft. There are lots of threads on the subject.

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I'm sure someone around town will have a spare for you. I just gave mine to Ben a couple weeks ago.

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I'm sure someone around town will have a spare for you. I just gave mine to Ben a couple weeks ago.
I'm going to swing by camp and see what he has...i am hoping he has the shafts from the Kraken laying around. How hard are they to put in?

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There's a dude selling a stock drive shaft from JKO out in Cali. Might work out for you.

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Your stock driveshaft will last for quite a while with that torn boot.

Driveshafts are super easy to install

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Carry a wrench that fits the front drive shaft bolts that bolt to the front axle. Disconnect front drive shaft, tie it up, bolt it up and use it only when you go wheeling, will last for years using it like that. Really,,,, do you need that drive shaft while your buzzing up and down the highway? I didn't think so.

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Mine was covered and I have a 3 inch lift!! Hope this helps ya!

Just looked at my receipt I have a 2.5 lift on the rear and it was my rear drive shafts that broke!! Sorry didn't mean to get your hopes up... But if I were you I'd give it a try!! All they could say is NO...

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As affordable as some of the aftermarket shafts are, I'd just upgrade it to a good aftermarket. I got my Adams driveshaft from Stomper Offroad for $325 shipped. Pretty reasonable in the long run.
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I will be in surprise in 2 weeks and I have a spare front if you need it.

Nothing to say at this time.

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I will be in surprise in 2 weeks and I have a spare front if you need it.

Nothing to say at this time.
Thank you for the offer!!!...i just left the dealership and it is considered powertrain and they are going to replace it under warranty later this week.

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Thats cool that they are covering it, what dealership?
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Thats cool that they are covering it, what dealership?
yes....It's the deaership i bought if from....they did the 2 motor swaps and the multiple clutches....i took it showed them the picture, they talked to the head of the shop and he said it was considered powertrain and under the lifetime warranty.

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Was just curious about what dealership it was?
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