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Old 03-05-2010, 11:45 AM
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02BlackSLT, did you check tie rod ends, ball joints and wheel bearings too/yet??
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02BlackSLT, did you check tie rod ends, ball joints and wheel bearings too/yet??

Ok...took truck to another shop today. Checked wheel bearings they were good, but upon inspection they found that the inner tie rod had a little play in it. But I forgot to mention in this, I did mention in newbie section that I just bought this truck from a Toyota dealership three weeks ago so the day after I bought it the power steering rack went bad, they replaced no charge.

The inner tie rod should be covered under the new rack that was put in, but this is not my problem, cuz I had the vibration day 1 with old tires and old rack.

This Ram only has 49 k on it now. I thought it was a good deal with only paying 11500 for it. They gave me 5000 for my Dakota with a 120 k on it.


I have a 6 month powertrain warranty (200 deductible) on it, so its going back to the dealership on Tuesday where I bought it. The guys at the shop are thinking drive shaft needs to be re-balanced. ( Possible rear end issues_ who knows) I will let you know though. I want to trade this thing already. I have had two rams 96 & 02 I have had my Dakota 6 years put 85k on that with little issues....I love my dodges, starting to think Dodge dont like me back. LOL

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Ok...took truck to another shop today. Checked wheel bearings they were good, but upon inspection they found that the inner tie rod had a little play in it. But I forgot to mention in this, I did mention in newbie section that I just bought this truck from a Toyota dealership three weeks ago so the day after I bought it the power steering rack went bad, they replaced no charge.

The inner tie rod should be covered under the new rack that was put in, but this is not my problem, cuz I had the vibration day 1 with old tires and old rack.

This Ram only has 49 k on it now. I thought it was a good deal with only paying 11500 for it. They gave me 5000 for my Dakota with a 120 k on it.


I have a 6 month powertrain warranty (200 deductible) on it, so its going back to the dealership on Tuesday where I bought it. The guys at the shop are thinking drive shaft needs to be re-balanced. ( Possible rear end issues_ who knows) I will let you know though. I want to trade this thing already.

Damn, well yes a good deal on the truck is right, but I guess not if your having to go through all this. Let us know what happens.
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PS..my u-joints checked out today. The shop didnt want to see me pay for this if they dont think its the problem.
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I did talk to a few folks today, one guy told me that their is such a thing called transmission lock up that would cause the vibration...I never heard of this before, has anyone else?
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Default ...i got same problem w/ my '06 Laramie

...im scared that im going to spend much for a problem same as yours...i already ordered a set of front shock absorber thinking that that causes the front suspension bivrations...i suspect the auto 4x4 mode is or 4x4 mode is still engaging thou it is on 2W mode...i dont know...i guess i must bring my truck to the dealer now...oh men im gonna be Broke!!!...any suggestions?....
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Hey Ken's 04...I cant PM because I need to have 25 post to be able too or I would have. Anyways its been 4 days the truck is still the shop. They called me today and said they were still searching.

Stickerram, hang on a day or so, lets see what they find with mine.
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Hope to hear if anyone comes up with a solution for this as my 07 wobbles between 50-mph, you can feel it in the steering wheel and is so annoying.
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Sounds like Rotors.... Id get them shaved or replaced.
Just replaced that rotor in July right after I bought it. Didn't help anything. Could the shocks let it do that? Mine are shot and the front end bounces a few times when you hit bumps. I replaced the rears but couldn't find the fronts at the time.

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Just replaced that rotor in July right after I bought it. Didn't help anything. Could the shocks let it do that? Mine are shot and the front end bounces a few times when you hit bumps. I replaced the rears but couldn't find the fronts at the time.

You have a wobble, thats a bit different from a vibration. I would change out the front shocks they seem easy enough, and change your front steering stabilizer. That would help. Also get your front tires balanced and check to make sure they are not cupped.
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