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Old 07-03-2010, 10:12 AM
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being new to the dodge ram scene ive got a question for the veterans out there.....
when i first got the truck a couple of weeks ago the front suspension was a bit wobbly but i expected that.........so i started with a set of new shocks on all four corners...............that made the vibration worse in the front........so going over the front i replaced all four ball joints and a worn out inner connecting tie rod........this still hasnt fixed the issue.... the truck drives like the front end is totally lose...rattles ect...when im stopped and turning the steering wheel from side to side i get a huge clunk in the middle...........im thinking the track bar is starting to get worn out even though i did pull it off and it was tight. possibly control arm bushings? please help i really dont want to replace everything up front
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You need to watech the track bar while someone cranks on the steering with the weight of the truck on the ground. Did you check the steering damper as well?
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good to know..........ill pop it in teh shop monday and see whats up
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well so far no luck track bar was hooped.........couple tie rods were hooped all have been replaced.......it still feels like something is loose. has anyone replaced their control arms/bushings?
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Check your intermediate steering shaft for play. Your gearbox could also need an adjustment or replacement.
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What model truck ? 2wd or 4x4 ?
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