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kingpolarbearz 06-22-2010 11:23 PM

front end eathquake
I have a 97 2500 4x4 extend cab 8' bed diesel 2" leveling blocks in front 3" in back any how, i have new shocks and steer dampner tires are round . i switched front to back to see if it was tire and no dice stayed the same and help would be great thank Keith

Toms Blue Ram 1500 06-22-2010 11:26 PM

Possible death wobble .

brad12kx 06-22-2010 11:36 PM

Have the front end alignment checked. Take note of the initial readings.
Do you have any amount of play in your steering wheel?
With the truck parked, if you grad a front wheel and try to wiggle it in the left/right direction, do you hear/feel any thump?

kingpolarbearz 06-23-2010 07:40 AM

all is tight slighjt pull to rught outher than that it good

ericautopart 06-23-2010 10:30 AM

U joint in the front axle may be boring out the hole so it's oblong causing a major vibration. Check the axle shafts. One may even be bent but it's more than likeley a u joint.

kjones 06-26-2010 02:11 PM

As always, check the cheapest things first (u-joints). Check slop in the slip joint on the front axle; Also check bushings on upper and lower control arms. Put a foot on the brake and apply a little throttle. First forward, then reverse. Can you feel anything pop?

RamTech 06-26-2010 02:16 PM

Did you check the track bar?

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