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DJP55 07-31-2013 05:44 PM

multiple issues ram 1500 5spd
Hi all,
Currently my truck seems to hate me. I just replaced the battery because it wouldn't start, now it still won't start and I'm thinking its a bad starter. I tested voltage last night and the starter was getting the proper amount of power, and the engine isn't turning at all. Bad starter?

Also, while driving, my shift knob will be vibrating all over the place, especially at higher speeds. Any ideas? Bushings or tranny mount?

Finally, my power steering seems messed up a bit. When the wheel is cranked all the way to one side, or almost all the way to one side, there is a ticking noise. Also, occasionally with the clutch fully depressed and the wheel cranked, the truck will stall. This one is baffling me the most.

I'd appreciate any help y'all can give me

JWM59 07-31-2013 06:03 PM

Probably bad starter. Vibration could be any number of thinks. Wheels need balancing, U joints, wheel bearing, idler arm, tie rods. You or someone that's a good mechanic is going to have to go through it. Not sure what to make of the power steering problem.

DJP55 07-31-2013 07:27 PM

I just had new tire rods and wheel bearings, and I believe the wheels were just balanced about 4 months ago and the issue was persistent before and since.

deanhinsley1963 07-31-2013 11:05 PM

I would think bad starter also.

mb power wagon 08-02-2013 06:15 AM

is your truck a 4wd or 2wd? if it's 4wd the clicking could be cv joints. and why it would be stalling when the wheels are turned to the full lock would most likely be the cv joint is binding when its turned all the way to one side or the other. as far as the stalling goes. could it be the power steering pump causing it? too much load on the pulley and it will need more power to turn the pump.

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