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Old 10-03-2013, 10:22 AM
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About 6 months ago I purchased a 2005 1500 2WD full size that was in excellent shape mechanically and aesthetically; but it had what I was told, and I believed to be a warped rim. The vibrations were worse at 35, 55, and 70, and was in the seat, not in the steering wheel. After 2 different shops tried different rims and tires - that was ruled out. Other attempted fixes included balancing the drive shaft and new rear bearings. I found a on line post stating that Dodge changed the way they made frames in 2005 and that resulted in increased vibration issues. So after purchasing new rims and Michelin tires I was ready to accept it as part of this truck I'd just have to live with. About 4 months later, the driver side rear brake overheated and I had to have the caliper replaced. After that the vibration went away and it rides smooth as silk. Apparently the old caliper was misaligned or installed incorrectly and allowing the brake to just slightly grab and release and creating the vibration. I post this as a possible cure for others having a similar frustrating problem with intermittent vibration.
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About 6 months ago I purchased a 2005 1500 2WD full size that was in excellent shape mechanically and aesthetically; but it had what I was told, and I believed to be a warped rim. The vibrations were worse at 35, 55, and 70, and was in the seat, not in the steering wheel. After 2 different shops tried different rims and tires - that was ruled out. Other attempted fixes included balancing the drive shaft and new rear bearings. I found a on line post stating that Dodge changed the way they made frames in 2005 and that resulted in increased vibration issues. So after purchasing new rims and Michelin tires I was ready to accept it as part of this truck I'd just have to live with. About 4 months later, the driver side rear brake overheated and I had to have the caliper replaced. After that the vibration went away and it rides smooth as silk. Apparently the old caliper was misaligned or installed incorrectly and allowing the brake to just slightly grab and release and creating the vibration. I post this as a possible cure for others having a similar frustrating problem with intermittent vibration.
Awesome post! Thanks for sharing and good to hear you finally got rid of that pesky vibration.
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Wow bad luck. These calipers r so easy to put on idk how someone could mess it up
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Wow bad luck. These calipers r so easy to put on idk how someone could mess it up
It was probably failure of the caliper, that happens A LOT especially after it's been removed a few times and reinstalled.
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Changed the frame MY2006, but a stuck caliper will give you all kinds of vibration, ESPECIALLY if it's a front one.
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