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Old 10-11-2009, 12:38 PM
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Default Wandering Ram- 1998 4wd.

My wife drove the truck and said it wanders a lot. I guess I just got used to it, but she's right. I have not investigated it at all yet, but wondered if there is a commonly known steering/suspension item I should look at first- tie rods, steering knuckle, stabilizer, etc.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:50 PM
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Yes, I'd look at all of those plus the track bar and links.

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Track bar , center link , tie rod ends , excessive play in steering box .......
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Good idea, Tom. Didn't think about the steering box. I wonder if the Dodge units have adjustments to tighten them up. Probably not but it might be good to check.
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Yes , I do believe their adjustable . I was gonna help a friend reseal his box and remember looking down and seeing the adjuster .
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Those all sound like the most likely causes. Have you noticed any abnormal wear on the tires from a misalignment or is it just wandering?

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