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Old 06-16-2013, 12:25 AM
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So i am new here but not new to the Dodge or truck seen in general. I have had my Ram since 2003 and I love it. It is a bit of a pig as far as fuel mileage but it is tough as nails. Recently When going over cracks or small bumps in the road I get a rattle noise that is really kind of loud.It goes away almost as fast as it comes but it is consistant. I climbed under it today and checked for anything lose and saw nor felt anything. The only thing that had movement was the axle shafts on the front IFS. Im kind of stumped. The shocks are aftermarket and new so they dont have anything to hit. After having her for so long i know every creak and groan but this is frustrating. Any ideas?
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Does it make the sound when only going over rough ground? Did you check the non-mechanicals? Hood, grill, and bumper bolts? Also, you said the shocks are new. Did you put them in or did a shop? Check the bolts on those or mounting points.
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Check your cat converter too, the outer cover can break free of it's welds and rotates around the actual cat. Makes more of a tinny rattle than a suspension problem and is a quick and easy fix as long as you have access to a welder.
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