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Old 01-16-2010, 10:49 AM
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hi gents,

I writing you again from the netherlands, so please be sorry for my bad english.

I have a really really big problem with my 2003er quad cab 4,7.
This problem is really pain in the ass.

First i try to explain my problem.

When i start braking from 60 to 45 my steering wheel will start shaking.
Really hard shaking.

The following parts i have allready changed:

front and rear rotors and pads.
Rotors and pads are from EBC
Tie rods
Axle Bearing and Hub Assembly (front)
brake fluid

I have also tried different tires with wheels (17 and 22 inch), both are new and new ballanced.

I'm really ****ed up about this.

Please help.

greetings Thomas
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Have you checked your steering damper and track bar ? You may need to attach a dial indicator to the hub assembly and check for runout.
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Have you checked your steering damper and track bar ? You may need to attach a dial indicator to the hub assembly and check for runout.

Where can i find this? Have you a picture?
Sorry i dont know all the tech parts names.

I forget to tell i have a 2WD.
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This will only apply if your truck is a 4 wheel drive. The damper is the part that looks like a shock absorber that is attached to the steering linkage and the frame. The track bar will be the long steel bar that goes from the axle to the frame and prevents lateral movement of the front axle.
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So i dont have both parts? right?

A few minutes ago, i have checked again my ram.

I found a another broken part.

The lower steering coupler seems to be broken, when you turn off the engine and tourn the steering wheel to left and right you can hear a "nois" from the coupler, you can feel this also direct on the coupler and on the wheels.

Where can i order this part?
I cant find it on rockauto.com

Here a picture.

http://saved.im/mtu2ody2zxvx/lowercoupler.html
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I think there was a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) out on this but I am not sure. You'll have to go to Dodge for that part.
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I think there was a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) out on this but I am not sure. You'll have to go to Dodge for that part.
hmm where can i find this?
The dodge dealers are in the netherlands are very very bad.
Here we dont have a lot of dodge rams.
So i have to find my one way.
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I checked and there is no TSB relating to that problem. I doubt you'll find that part anywhere but a dealershipor a salvage yard. You should also check your control arm bushing for wear while you are looking it over.
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I checked and there is no TSB relating to that problem. I doubt you'll find that part anywhere but a dealershipor a salvage yard. You should also check your control arm bushing for wear while you are looking it over.

The control arm bushing looks good. I cant feel anything at the control arm.
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The problem lies in your brake calipers. There was a bulletin on this. I too changed everything on my front end till I did this.

oh, sorry, I have an `02 Dodge Ram 1500 quad with a 4.7
on the brake calipers? are you sure?
Can you please show me what i have to replace on my brake calipers?

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