DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, Complaints, & Solutions - Maintenance & Re > 4TH Generation Dodge Ram 2009+ Dodge Ram Trucks > Suspension


Notices

Suspension 4th Gen Dodge Ram Suspension Problems and Questions


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-18-2013, 01:01 PM
Jmania44's Avatar
Jmania44 Jmania44 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member

 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Salisbury nc
Age: 28
Posts: 36
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Big horn
Color: Green
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:11
Jmania44 is on a distinguished road
Default Front shock chirping

Ok so a week or two ago my front passenger side started making this high pitched chirping noise when I'm coasting down the road. It sounds like a metal on metal sliding against each other. I can bounce on the front end and it sounds like its coming from the shock. When it gets wet it stops. I've sprayed everything down with grease and can't make it stop but if I spray it with water in the shock area it stops. How do you tighten down the shock tower or is there something else someone who has had this problem knows what I can do.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 08-04-2013, 10:23 PM
bseling's Avatar
bseling bseling is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Alexandria, VA
Age: 25
Posts: 50
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 RAM 1500 Crew Sport 4x4
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Brilliant Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:60
bseling will become famous soon enough
Default

My truck is having a similar issue. When going over any small bump, something squeaks...

I took it to a dealer near my house and they basically gave up and said "noises arent covered under warranty".... Not really a good response if you ask me...

Anyone else have a similar problem? Should I go to another dealer? I have 34,500 miles on my truck, so I'm getting awfully close to the magic 36k... I find this very frustrating.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-01-2013, 01:59 AM
ramfan1500 ramfan1500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: arkansas
Age: 47
Posts: 91
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 dodge ram 1500
Trim Level: trx
Color: white
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:63
ramfan1500 will become famous soon enough
Default

my truck has 32,000 miles and i have the squeak when going over small bumps, cant figure it out. I hope someone has found the solution to this
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-03-2013, 11:27 PM
bseling's Avatar
bseling bseling is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Alexandria, VA
Age: 25
Posts: 50
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 RAM 1500 Crew Sport 4x4
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Brilliant Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:60
bseling will become famous soon enough
Default

So I finally got the dealership to replace the two front shocks under warranty, and after a week, I think I am convinced that the squeak is gone! I'll repost if it comes back (God forbid!)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-23-2013, 01:37 PM
Joem Joem is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Age: 28
Posts: 48
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 2500
Trim Level: Crew Cab Laramie
Color: White
Engine: 2013-20?? 409ci (6.7L) Cummins Turbo Diesel 320hp 650lb/ft (Chassis Cab)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Joem is on a distinguished road
Default

I get a metal clunk sound when going over speed bumps. Dealer said they don't hear anything and I'm at 34,000 as well going to a different dealer to get it looked at. The outlet connected to the batt also did not work until they had it then it was fine for two days and now it doesn't work again!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-23-2013, 11:52 PM
hoyter hoyter is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: middle tn
Posts: 133
Gender: Male
Vehicle: '11 1500 sport 4x4
Trim Level: sport 4x4
Color: mineral grey
Engine: 2009-???? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:13
hoyter is on a distinguished road
Default

I had a similar metal clunk from the drivers side front when hitting bumps with some feeling in the pedals. After two new shocks, they replaced the caliper. The work notes stated they were unable to torque it to spec. The noise stopped immediately. I guess maybe it was rattling around a bit.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-03-2013, 09:19 PM
Windbane's Avatar
Windbane Windbane is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: North Bay, On
Posts: 5
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 RAM 1500 Outdoorsman 4x4
Trim Level: SLT "Outdoorsman"
Color: Deep Water Blue Pearl
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Windbane is on a distinguished road
Default

I have the same squeaking/chirping sound, haven't brought it to the dealer yet. Seems to happen at random times, so far I only hear it on rough dirt roads (the suspension sounds really loud on the rough stuff too). I also noticed today that I have alot of, I'm guessing, brake dust on the front drivers side rim. So maybe the noise is a brake issue?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-11-2013, 01:35 PM
Joem Joem is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Age: 28
Posts: 48
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 2500
Trim Level: Crew Cab Laramie
Color: White
Engine: 2013-20?? 409ci (6.7L) Cummins Turbo Diesel 320hp 650lb/ft (Chassis Cab)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Joem is on a distinguished road
Default

Well I took mine to another dealer and it turned out the bolts holding the frame to the body were missing in the front!!! It was fixed and sounded fine the rest of the day, but I traded it for a new 14 the next day.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-19-2013, 03:06 PM
07HDram 07HDram is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Fowlerville, MI
Age: 34
Posts: 1
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2007 Ram 2500 4X4
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Mineral Grey
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
07HDram is on a distinguished road
Default

I had a similar chirpy squeak when I went over small bumps in the road. I replaced my shocks, ball joints and axle u-joints and still had the issue. finally ended up spraying down the top and bottom of my coil springs with PB Blaster and the noise went away. Its been 4 months and its still going strong. It's worth a shot.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-25-2014, 10:05 AM
BENLOCO BENLOCO is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: las vegas, new mexico
Age: 26
Posts: 14
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 RAM 1500 SLT 4x4
Color: silver
Engine: 2008-20?? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:31
BENLOCO is on a distinguished road
Default

i had the chirping coming from right hand side of my truck. i replaced the front shocks and struts and the problem is still there! its very anoying and somebody better find a soulution. its driveing me insane.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:11 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum