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Old 04-25-2010, 02:59 PM
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When at a stop and I start to move my truck wobbles in the rear end until about 15mph and stops wobbling until I hit about 60 and then the whole bed starts to shake to the point where I can see the bed moving in the mirror. The truck is stock however I just replaced the drive shaft, could that be the problem or is it tire balancing or what any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I had a similar problem with my truck. I had the tires balanced, but it was still shaking. I was due for new tires anyways, and when the old ones came off I was told that my driverside rear tire had broken belts in it. Since having the new tires on, I haven't noticed anymore shaking.
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I'm thinking broken belt as well, especially if you have the stock tires on it. Tire imbalance doesn't show up at speeds that low but a broken belt will.
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Ok thanks guys ill through the spare on today to see if that will solve the problem. Im prettty sure its just the back passanger side tire.
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you would be surprised just how many people, even at service stations, rotate tires in the old X pattern, that was ok for bias ply, belted bias tires
todays steel belted radial tires can Not be rotated that way, a left front should be placed on the left rear & then back to the left front again. Right side tires always stay on the right side.
if you should cross the lefts with the rights, you are basically changing the rotation from say clockwise to counter clockwise, & the steel belts are weakened & can break, many times this will cause a small bubble of air to get between the layers of the tire, it is usually found on the sidewall close to the thick tire tread & it will cause a shaking feeling
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you would be surprised just how many people, even at service stations, rotate tires in the old X pattern, that was ok for bias ply, belted bias tires
todays steel belted radial tires can Not be rotated that way, a left front should be placed on the left rear & then back to the left front again. Right side tires always stay on the right side.
if you should cross the lefts with the rights, you are basically changing the rotation from say clockwise to counter clockwise, & the steel belts are weakened & can break, many times this will cause a small bubble of air to get between the layers of the tire, it is usually found on the sidewall close to the thick tire tread & it will cause a shaking feeling

I hate to bust your chops on this one but the correct rotation pattern for Ram trucks is L/F to R/R, R/F to L/R, L/R to L/F, R/R to R/F. On Trucks with DRW's the pattern is to cross rotate the inside duals and front wheels in an X pattern and swap the outside duals from side to side.
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I just took my truck to the dealership on the 23rd, they did the oil change & rotated the tires.

under D on the invoice, it reads
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2610R Rotate Tires Only (Four Way)
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CP 0.50 19.95 19.95
Parts 0.00 Labor 19.95 Other 0.00 Total Line D: 19.95
18398 Performed Tire Rotation Per Customer Request 0.50 Crossed
Both Front to Rear, Rear Straight to Front LA

I was just told that i should get the tires rotated, I said OK & signed the paper, i didn't tell them what method to use.
that is also the method used by Discount tire with steel belted radial tires
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Thanks for all the help. That was the problem she is running smooth again.
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Tire issue , bent rim or axle etc...Was the problem there prior to the driveshaft replacement ?
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I just bought the truck about 3 months ago from a salvage yard. The truck was in an accident and some how the driveshaft recieved a big dent in it from the accident. Everything is perfect on the truck now.
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