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Old 01-02-2011, 12:31 PM
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New to the site and looking for a little guidance for a 2005 Ram 1500 4.7L 6-Speed manual trans. I backed out of parking spot last night and when pulling forward I heard a loud pop from the front passenger side like I hit something while going down the road. In reality, I was only going a few miles an hour, so I figured ice had fallen off the wheel well. I noticed no further problems continuing home, approximately a mile. Well, today it won't budge from it's parking space. Granted I'm sitting on gravel/mud/ice, but it's like the something is locked up with that wheel. 4wd engages and the steering has no issues side-to-side. Does this sound like a bearing or should I prepare for a worse prognosis?
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:37 PM
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It moved last night but won't move today? What is it doing when you put it in D? Or are you just frozen in place???? Give it some gas!!!
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:45 PM
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When I give it a little gas, my back wheels just spin.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:47 PM
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Sounds like a bad prognosis but it may just be a locked brake caliper. I imagine you aren't in a warm climate but I'd suggest you pull the front wheel/tire and inspect your brake caliper and see if the pads are clamped onto the brake rotor.

If not, I suspect some mechanical issue inside the hub or differential has arisen.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:54 PM
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Ok, thanks for the input. There's too much ice to jack it up, so it looks like I'll need to leave this one to the professionals.
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Damn...sorry for your troubles. My input may be totally off as it's hard to diagnose from long distance. Good luck!
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:09 PM
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Your help is very much appreciated from any distance. And, it may very well be the solution. After applying the brakes hard a few times, it seems like it wants to go now. It's a make or break situation, so I'm going to let things warm up a bit around here, grab the tow company phone number and see what happens.
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:16 PM
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It's not unusual for brake calipers to stick, especially if they have gotten some ice or slush up in them and it freezes there.

Good luck!
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