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Old 04-23-2010, 03:33 PM
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Default Brake wobble at high speeds

I have no idea if this is where this belongs. So if not move it! Thanks. But here is my problem on my 06 ram the whole life of the truck when in above speeds of 60+MPH and have to slam on the brakes the front end will jerk vigoursly one side to another. My pads only have about 5k miles on the. And the rotors are perfect. Anyone else having this problem? Thanks in advance.
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Check the steering and suspension components for looseness/play, alignment and steering damper condition.
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I've had the truck re-aligned twice with in the last year. And this last tine I got it lifted I had them tighten everything up. But still does it..
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I would check the rotors again. Or it could be the calipers. I had a similar problem with my 04 and it was the rotors.
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When you hung the new pads on the truck , did you have the rotors turned ?
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I would be interested to see what it is. I have a similar problem but it is not too bad now. I am afraid it will get worse. So if you find out what it is let us know for other members to use as some info
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I have a hard time thinking it's brake related unless it's constantly pulling to one side.
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Ya when I got the new pads the rotors got turned. And remerson it doesn't pull to one side, it pulls to one then the other as the steering wheel is bouncing back and forth.
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I have the same problem with the wobble when braking from high speeds. Brought mine to the dealer several times before the warranty ran out last year and they never found a solution. They cut rotors (front and rear) and did several other things, mainly charging me a a lot of money that was wasted since the problem was never fixed.
I have researched the problem for a while and my best guess is that it is a caliper issue but no one that has replaced the calipers has replied to say if that solved the problem.
My brake sensors just started chirping so it is time to decide whether I am putting an entire new brake system on or not. I have a quad cab with the full box so installing a larger brake system would probably be money well spent. If I can afford it I will let you know if that solves the problem. Or if anyone on this forum has some info I would really appreciate it.
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I have the same problem with the wobble when braking from high speeds. Brought mine to the dealer several times before the warranty ran out last year and they never found a solution. They cut rotors (front and rear) and did several other things, mainly charging me a a lot of money that was wasted since the problem was never fixed.
I have researched the problem for a while and my best guess is that it is a caliper issue but no one that has replaced the calipers has replied to say if that solved the problem.
My brake sensors just started chirping so it is time to decide whether I am putting an entire new brake system on or not. I have a quad cab with the full box so installing a larger brake system would probably be money well spent. If I can afford it I will let you know if that solves the problem. Or if anyone on this forum has some info I would really appreciate it.
Have you had the alignment checked lately? An excessive toe in/out problem could cause this. If this problem was documented by the dealer while the truck was still under warranty, then they need to fix it at no charge. You may want to give Chrysler a call regarding this.
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