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Old 11-09-2011, 09:26 PM
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Default Help still having sloopy steering issues.

2007 Ram 2500 diesel. 58K miles. truck has no body roll, no steering wander, no death wobble. What it does have is a slushy steering issue. If you are going 60+mph down the highway and you turn the wheel back and forth it feels like the cab is attached to the chasis with rubber bands. Had dealer check all suspension components. They only thing they found was worn leaf spring bushings. They replaced both leaf springs and bushings. It got a little better but still slushy. Truck had a 5th wheel before I bought it.

I purchased a rear sway bar but have not installed it yet. Will this solve the problem or is that more for body roll. Has anyone else experienced this?

Just to be clear the truck does not bounce, does not have body roll, has no death wobble or steering wander. Its a lateral slushy steering problem.

going bannanas here someone please weigh in.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:35 PM
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I can think of several items that would cause this, all within the steering system:

1. Weak PS hoses. Like a brake hose, when they get old they bulge under pressure and the component feels weak. Soft brake pedal and slushy steering can be caused by the same issue.

2. The PS pump diaphragm is weak or you may have some internal leak, reducing effective pressure.

3. Your PS fluid is old and needs to be changed.

Good luck!
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:19 PM
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I had a rear sway bar installed today. Last week I had new leaf springs put in. Truck does feel a bit better but still not as tight as it should be.

I will look into the ps. thanks for the help.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:48 AM
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Power steering checks out ok. So far I have installed new leaf springs and a rear sway bar. Both have helped a little but still feels slushy.

Let me put this out there to you experts.....the truck has brand new tires that the dealer put on before he sold it to me. They are Bf Goodrich and have that deep, thick tread design. This may sound stupid but could that deep tread be leading to the spongy feeling?
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