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Old 10-29-2013, 08:39 PM
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i have new struts, lower arms, bushings, and both wheel bearings. the truck still seems to handle a little sloppy. does anyone have any suggestions. i have a 2007 dodge ram. 5.7 ltr.
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condition of the tie rods, front sway bar and bushings, end links. Lots of things it could be but hard to diagnose with such a short description.
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Might have a little better luck if this was posted under 3rd or 4th gen I'm having a brain fart.

Edit: 3rd gen I'll see if it can be moved.
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What version of the 2007 Dodge Ram do you have... 1500, 2500 or 3500... 4x4 or 2x4... Regular, Quad or Mega Cab... Is it bone stock or do you have a lift on it...

The 3rd gen trucks are known to have several issues that cause the steering to be loose and or sloppy. They are also notoriously known to get "Death Wobble" as the trucks age, some people have started to experience it in as little as 50,000 miles. Use the search function for this forum and type in "Death Wobble" to learn more about it.

Any way, there are several cures to tighten up the steering that Ram owners have found to work...

1. Steering box stabilizer that ties the steering box into the frame rails - http://www.custom-diesel.com/dodge-p...lizer-4x4.html

2. Upgraded steering linkage - http://klmperformance.com/mopar/mopa...grade-kit.html

3. New track bar (Adjustable/one with poly bushings instead of the stock rubber bushings) - http://www.dieselpowerproducts.com//...FfFj7AodU2sA3w The Carli track bar in the link is a common one that a lot of guys upgrade to, including myself for my 2006 Ram 2500 4x4.

4. New steering shaft - http://www.borgeson.com/xcart/catalo...p-1-c-109.html

5. Upgraded/Beefier steering box - http://www.borgeson.com/xcart/catalo...p-1-c-108.html Factory ones are known to fail early, new upgraded box and steering box stabilizer fix this issue.

6. Front Sway Bar End Links - http://www.suspensionmaxx.com/index....mnuf%5B%5D=176 Beefier and they also use poly bushings instead of the stock rubber bushings.

7. New HD Ball Joints - http://www.carlisuspension.com/dodge...nts/index.html Factory ones tend to fail rather quickly.

The above 7 items are basically most of the items people install when addressing the 3rd gen truck steering issues.

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very good suggestions here ^^^
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If you have a 1500 take a look at the u joint in the steering shaft at the rack connection that seems to be a weak link in the system
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Notice the from right wheel feels out of round when turning? resembles how the front end crawls when turning in 4WD, but is not as severe and truck is not in 4WD?
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Sounds like the tie rod end is worn ,if you did all the other work
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