Having to replace it again is a concern I have as well. Who knows how long this new one will last? I found a few driveshaft repair/rebuild places not far from me and I'm going to get the old driveshaft rebuilt. I'm hoping they'll be able to rebuild it in a way that I'll be able to just replace the carrier bearing in the future should it ever happen again.Thank you to VyperD65 for the great picture of the failed centre bearing. I’ve contacted Dodge in Florida and because I’m in England got transfer to Dodge in Italy? They seemed more concerned about the two other recalls on my Challenger. Eventually they listened and told me to get my Challenger inspected by my local Dodge dealer and gave me a complaints reference and to get back in touch with them when the vehicle had been inspected. Thanks to VyperD65 I can show them the picture of the problem. Mine has done only 19k. The big concern is ? will I have to replace it again at £1200-£1400 in another 19k ?
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Typically it's the rubber isolator that rips apart and not a failure of the bearing itself. There might be single piece aftermarket options if you're willing to pay $$. I found a low mile used one for $225 and so far so good.Is the carrier bearing the same size as the 2014 and below? Is It possible to replace just the bearing if someone is willing to take apart the shaft and replace it?
Personally John, I believe my going to the wider rims and tires contributed to my failure at 50,000 miles, I believe Dodge has very good reasons for the tire sizes on these cars, but that does not explain failures with less mileage and stock rims and tires like mike t experienced.My son's 2018 Hellcat is at the 58K mile mark already. Last week we had it on the lift for an oil change and to check things out. The drive shaft and center bearing are perfect with no play or signs of deterioration of the rubber isolator that surrounds the bearing. The car has the M6 Trans. All these reports of failures? I don't know what to think anymore.
That's what I'm going with, aluminum 1 piece. Dodge can ram their POS drive shafts where the sun don't shine. I refuse to spend $1000 on a drive shaft when only a "defective" part fails.That is exactly what mine was doing about drove me crazy trying to find out where the sound was actually coming from.
Replacing My Drive Shaft! WARNING!
I am shocked at how much the price has increased since mine failed it has almost doubled!
Rock Auto does have one in stock.
2016 DODGE CHALLENGER 3.6L V6 Drive Shaft | RockAuto
East Coast Moparts is cheaper.
2015-2021 Dodge Challenger Drive Shaft 52123974AJ | EastcoastMoparts
I have to say with the OEM price increasing that much, it makes the 4" Aluminum one piece driveshaft a little more attractive.
I was just looking at that bearing upgrade from JXB performance, looks like I'm going to be ordering one here shortly. Thanks for the quick responce and information.Replace your worn or torn center support bearing carrier without removing it from the driveshaft or removing the driveshaft from the car. Performance driveshaft (propshaft) carrier upgrade keeps your driveshaft perfectly aligned, reduces drivetrain slop, and doesn't sag or wear out over time. 2-piwww.jxbperformance.com
Doorman Drive Shaft Replacement now Available.
If you do use that solution please report back how it works out for you, we need actual Challenger users to report good or bad with it? Thank You! RyI was just looking at that bearing upgrade from JXB performance, looks like I'm going to be ordering one here shortly. Thanks for the quick responce and information.