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Old 10-31-2009, 10:29 PM
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Default Need help identifying a part

Hello, I have a 2001 Ram 1500 st reg cab. magnum 3.9L smpi V6 with about 90k miles.

Just this week a very loud vibration and noise started happening every 12-15 seconds and lasting about 5-10 seconds for as long as I have the engine running. There has been no noticable change in performance along with the noise. If I had to describe the noise I would say that it sounds very much like an old door creaking open or plastic vibrating against plastic.

I was able to find the source of the noise/vibration by feel and sight, it is definitely coming from a casing under the passenger side of the dash, accessed from inside the cabin, however, looking through my owner's manual and my Haynes manual I have been unable to find any reference to what this part may be. I would like to know the name of this piece so that I can research the problem online and see if it's something simple that a layman can DIY.

Any help would be appreciated, I have taken photos of the part in question.
Thanks, D.


the part. unplugging that wire stops the problem.

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