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Old 12-09-2009, 01:27 AM
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Here's the deal, I have owned Dodge trucks for awhile, love them, period. As long as you change your fluids and have a extended warranty for those big issues, your set. Ok. This is a major issue that no one can figure out. I got a 2005 Dodge 1500 quad/Hemi. Was hearing a noise with a slight vibration (gas pedal) from the front end. The steering wheel was'nt vibrating, so its not a suspension issue. Alignment is perfect. Just at the gas pedal you feel the vibrate. When I am at a dead stop, say a traffic light, give some gas, slightly guning it, you hear a winding noise and vibration at the pedal, goes away right away. If you give less gas, you hear nothing. This went on for awhile but no one, dealer, tranny shop could figure out. The diferential seal finally went soon after and then had to replace the whole differential because the gears broke out, from the inside, then broke the casing when reversing because the gear was locked against the casing forcing the casing to break. Ok a few dollars later. Figured the issue was in the differential, right, no. Just got it back, and I hear the same noise, WTF. No one can figure this out. Where the heck is this coming from? I feel a slight vibration on the gas pedal. Its not in the suspension. This might help. Before I forget. This truck did hit a utility pole, my brother in law's brother borrowed it and someone hit him and he hit a pole head on. $11000 later, truck looks as good as new. But I figure this issue is related to the accident. Rear tires do not align up perfect but truck does'nt swerve/pull or show any strange wear on tires. Has anyone had this issue before. Any help would be so appreciated. From 1 Dodge owner to another. Thanks, Kevin.
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Dang man, that sucks, sorry to hear about your problems! It is a quiet night on here tonight, but someone should be able to chime in on this and help you out.

I know the only time I felt vibration in my pedal and nowhere else was when my pinion seal was going out. I even let a tech friend of mine drive it and they felt it, too, and they described hearing a noise (truck sounded normal to me) but they couldn't really tell me what it sounded like. Had the pinion seal replaced and subsequently the pinion yoke and seal both replaced, made sure the fluid was at the right level and that seems to have fixed my problem.

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You may very well have an engine accessory vibration. You mention the truck was hit head on - it's possible a pulley could have gotten warped and is causing this issue. Your best bet is to find someone knowledgable with an EVA (electronic vibration analyzer) or a sirometer and knows how to calculate vibration frequencies and hunt it down that way. Someone at your local dealer should be able to figure it out.
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You may very well have an engine accessory vibration. You mention the truck was hit head on - it's possible a pulley could have gotten warped and is causing this issue. Your best bet is to find someone knowledgable with an EVA (electronic vibration analyzer) or a sirometer and knows how to calculate vibration frequencies and hunt it down that way. Someone at your local dealer should be able to figure it out.
Thanks guys for the quick responses. Any help has been helpful and appreciated. I will be more specific here. The vibration is more of a high speed gear rotation type of vibration. Not enough to shake the truck or the passenger to feel thou. Only at a stop, gasing over 2000 RPM's from a dead stop, for a second. Less than 2k, I dont feel or hear anything. While the truck is running, I looked under the hood and all pullies, LOOK, normal, no warping. The belt is rotating perfectly. The differential issue could be seperate issue all together I'am feeling. Now to add more info, the engine does make a knocking noise, once in awhile. Sounds like a spring in the lower section of engine. But a friend of mine has the same engine and year Dodge and had the same issue and took to dealer and they said it was common. I am a noise freak. If I hear something out of normal, something is usually going on. I had the same thing happen to my 98 Ram (noise issue), where I heard a noise coming from tranny and had it checked and it was a bad tranny, another week or so, I would have eaten that bill ($2300-rebuilt tranny), warranty was going to expire 15 more miles, that was close. But this is going to bother me until I get to the problem or at least pointed to the right direction. I know for sure this is not a steering or suspension issue. Great site by the way. Not to beat a dead horse, my temp dash lights are out, it would seem to just pop the cover over the dials off but not comming off to easy, dont want to break anything. Has anyone had to replace there lamps in dash behind the hot/cold dial? Thanks, Kevin.
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You're probably hearing what's known as the "Hemi tick". Check your angine and trans mounts, and support bearing if you have a 2 piece drive shaft.
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Might try removing the fan belt so no accessories are moving start it up and see if the noise is gone . Don't run it for a long time this way , your water pump and fan aren't running . This may set a check engine light . But it is a way of eliminating the accessories .
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Might try removing the fan belt so no accessories are moving start it up and see if the noise is gone . Don't run it for a long time this way , your water pump and fan aren't running . This may set a check engine light . But it is a way of eliminating the accessories .
I used my 4x4 yesterday, yee hah. Today noticed the noise and vibration I have been hearing and feeling, have diminished so much. Only when you really gun it, you hear it. Sounds more like a growling noise from motor. Could be from the Hemi. Maybe this might help figure out whats happening.
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Might be exhaust rubbing somewhere , bad motor or trans mount .
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I used my 4x4 yesterday, yee hah. Today noticed the noise and vibration I have been hearing and feeling, have diminished so much. Only when you really gun it, you hear it. Sounds more like a growling noise from motor. Could be from the Hemi. Maybe this might help figure out whats happening.
Update. The noise has come back, damn it. Trying to figure out where the vibration/noise is coming from I was holding the 4x4 gear shift and no vibration from there. So thinking its not the tranny. Kinda strange that is went away and now back back after I used the 4x4. So I put the truck back into 4x4, then back to 2h and the noise is still there. Thinking maybe the 4x4 is sticking and not fully working, maybe. Don't think its a mount or a mechanical part on motor. But hav'nt check that just yet. Its either the motor or something in the front axle. Just hoping someone has gone threw this before contacts me, since shops don't know what it is without paying up the ying yang for dynostics. Only happens when at a dead stop for a brief second and you can hear it easly and feel it at the gas pedal the same time. Usually over 2000 rpm's from a dead stop.
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