99 Ram 4X4 Intermediate shaft

12-28-2008, 09:30 PM
Hello everyone,

I need to replace the intermediate shaft that connects the bottom of the steering column to the top of the steering box. I am wondering if I can get one from a 2000 2WD Ram 5.9L for my 99 Ram 318 4X4. They look identical, but I want to be sure. Thanks!

12-29-2008, 04:31 AM
just go to any parts supply website and look them both up. Like rock auto, advance auto etc...

12-29-2008, 05:09 PM
just go to any parts supply website and look them both up. Like rock auto, advance auto etc...

Good call, I checked Rock Auto and they gave me the same part number for both a 99 Ram 1500 318 and a 2000 Ram 1500 360. They didn't ask if it was 4WD or not. Not to be repetitive but does anyone know for sure if this sounds right? I have a chance to score the shaft fairly cheap from a 2000 2WD 5.9 but I want to be sure. I called the dealer and they were no help, the guy told me it won't work but could give me no reason why, I kinda doubt he even looked into it. Anyway any thoughts on this are appreciated.
Here is the part # from Rock Auto, it looks modified, maybe stronger than stock.
DORMAN Part # 425251


Chris Stewart
12-29-2008, 05:12 PM
Check with another parts store...if both say the same part number, I'd say you're good to go.

12-29-2008, 05:24 PM
They are the same 95 to 06. You pobably don't want to spend 300 bucks, but if you plan on keeping the truck, you might want to look into a Borgeson 950 shaft. I have one on mine and will never have to replace it again. The Dorman is just an OEM and no better.


12-29-2008, 10:52 PM
You will not find one at any parts store and is a dealer part only.Make sure your wallet is full,not cheap.

12-30-2008, 04:38 AM
Yes you can get them at a parts store! Any parts store that sells Dorman can order you one.

12-30-2008, 11:42 AM
I do not like most of the aftermarket stuff,made in China most of the time and dealer parts are better sometimes.Most aftermarket parts do not fit worth a crap and I have seen it with heater cores and evaporator cores so far.

12-30-2008, 05:06 PM
Dorman products are very good, I don't know where the shaft itself is made, but they have been around since 1918. And I can assure you that the Borgeson 950 shaft I suggested, is not made in China and is 100 times better than the OEm Dodge shaft that 'was' probably made in China. :rolleyes:

12-30-2008, 08:11 PM
Chrysler probally did upgrades a number of times on them.Replaced one in my brother Scott's 1997 Dodge Dakota which was upgraded 5 times by Chrysler.If it is made in China,it is junk and the Chinese build junk

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