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tntauto 10-11-2009 11:38 AM

Wandering Ram- 1998 4wd.
My wife drove the truck and said it wanders a lot. I guess I just got used to it, but she's right. I have not investigated it at all yet, but wondered if there is a commonly known steering/suspension item I should look at first- tie rods, steering knuckle, stabilizer, etc.

erm 10-11-2009 11:50 AM

Yes, I'd look at all of those plus the track bar and links.

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Toms Blue Ram 1500 10-11-2009 11:54 AM

Track bar , center link , tie rod ends , excessive play in steering box .......

erm 10-11-2009 12:00 PM

Good idea, Tom. Didn't think about the steering box. I wonder if the Dodge units have adjustments to tighten them up. Probably not but it might be good to check.

Toms Blue Ram 1500 10-11-2009 12:54 PM

Yes , I do believe their adjustable . I was gonna help a friend reseal his box and remember looking down and seeing the adjuster .

CdnoilRAM 10-12-2009 02:16 AM

Those all sound like the most likely causes. Have you noticed any abnormal wear on the tires from a misalignment or is it just wandering?

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