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Old 09-30-2013, 11:44 AM
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My 2013 1500 Laramie shimmies in the rear at speeds 50-70 mph. Had it back to dealership 5 times. They balanced the wheels and replaced two tires and it still shimmies. This started at 2500 miles. I now have 3200 miles on it. I contacted Chryslervcustomer care and opened a case. Their support tech said thie shimmy is normal and that all 2013 Rams shimmy. They said that they can't fix it. Is anyone else having this problem? I love my truck and hate to get rid of it. I have since filed a case with Pennsylvania Lemon Law.
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That's not normal. Sounds like a rear end issue or maybe mds.
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My rear has no shimmy. Do you have air suspension? That may have something to do with it.
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Yes, my Ram has air suspension. My dealer told me that he has a truck just like mine with 33 miles on it on his lot. He said that truck has the same shimmy. I just can't believe that Chrysler cant fix this problem. They are saying that "it's a transfer of motion through suspension and body." the shimmy is not real bad, but definetly noticible. Feels like a wheel out of balance. I thought about living with it because I hate to get rid of my truck. But what happens if it gets worse with more miles? Should I pursue the lemon law?
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No shimmy in mine at any speed. I've had it up to 95+ mph.
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Mine has air suspension and NO shimmy.
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Sounds like a drive shaft not being true.
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Do you have the 32 gallon tank? I know owners have the shimmy issue when coming to a stop with that tank between 1/2 and 3/4 full. Maybe an issue while in motion also?
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I've got the same shimmy on my 2013 Laramie. I do not have the air suspension or the 32 gallon fuel tank. The dealer has performed a 4 wheel alignment and has balanced the tires twice but it has made no difference. I had a 2011 Ram prior with no shimmy so why does the 2013 do it? It's rather annoying.
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I've got the same shimmy on my 2013 Laramie. I do not have the air suspension or the 32 gallon fuel tank. The dealer has performed a 4 wheel alignment and has balanced the tires twice but it has made no difference. I had a 2011 Ram prior with no shimmy so why does the 2013 do it? It's rather annoying.
I've had that type problem with another truck and it was the drive line. Like an out of balance wheel, you only feel it at certain speeds. Not that big a deal to fix at a drive line specialist. Mention it to your local dealer's service manager.
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