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Old 01-08-2009, 03:49 PM
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I have a 2002 dodge ram with 39000 miles on it. About 3 weeks ago the front end started to make this knocking noise when im at speeds from 0 to 25 then after 25 it stops. does anyone know what the problem is?

also when im on the high way and i hit speeds from 55 to 65 the truck vibrates really bad and smoothes out at 70.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:42 AM
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I have a 2002 dodge ram with 39000 miles on it. About 3 weeks ago the front end started to make this knocking noise when im at speeds from 0 to 25 then after 25 it stops. does anyone know what the problem is?

also when im on the high way and i hit speeds from 55 to 65 the truck vibrates really bad and smoothes out at 70.
I have a 2000 dodge ram that has the same problum and i cant find it neather can a dealer
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:23 AM
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I have a 2002 dodge ram with 39000 miles on it. About 3 weeks ago the front end started to make this knocking noise when im at speeds from 0 to 25 then after 25 it stops. does anyone know what the problem is?

also when im on the high way and i hit speeds from 55 to 65 the truck vibrates really bad and smoothes out at 70.
Well, does the vehicle knock when you idle or just when your moving? Are you sure it is a knocking or more like a banging or what?

As for the vibration, my old Explorer did the same exact thing. So I spent a whole weekend trying to figure out what was wrong untill sunday night it dawned on me. Run your hand over the tires. be sure to feel for any large bubbles or warping. I can almost guarentee that you have a tire issue. I replaced the tire and problem solved. No more vibrations.
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If the vibration isn't a tire issue it might be a bad u-joint.
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yea just as usmc said check your u joints i have had complaints of this before but be sure to get your tires check'd out by a shop that can road force them to figure out how much vibration is coming off them also check your bearing and all your front end suspension sounds like the truck sat for a a long time with that kinda of mileage for an 02? so you may have spots of rust in your bearings and such that a tearing apart but repost on it and we'll further help you
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Taking a look at the shocks is recommendable also. Many of the vibes come from a bad suspension.
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