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Old 07-16-2010, 12:00 AM
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Question Love My Truck, Hate It's Vibration

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I'm new here and hoping someone may have a little insight into why my new Ram 1500 Quad Cab Laramie 5.7 Hemi has a vibration that makes me nauseated. Truck has been returned to dealer 4 times and they put a new set of tires on saying the originals failed some load test. They put the same model Good Year's back on the truck and she still vibrates. My father bought the same truck on the same day and his truck does not vibrate. My son has the 09 model and it does not vibrate. Service Manager wants me to ride in another truck and prove it is inherent to all 2010 Laramie's. Now I don't really have the time or need him to prove this since I have driven two other trucks that don't have this inherent shake. I would just like to have my truck repaired where the vibration is removed! Anyone experiencing any similar issues with their truck who have had a positive outcome please share your resolution to this irritating problem. Thanks to all.
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I've seen this problem posted more than once on here, it seems to be pretty common. I don't have a 4th gen Ram, so I'm no help, but I wanted to welcome you to the forum.
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Nick's right, you're not the first one to experience this, unforutnately. Let me see what I can find where you can read what others have done. In the meantime, just wanted to welcome you since I see you're new here. When you get a chance, be sure to introduce yourself to everyone in the Newbie Checkin so you can get your official Ram Z welcome!

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I love it when they try to pass off a problem as "normal."

I have a 2010 Laramie and there are no vibrations, so I guess my truck is abnormal. Do you think the service manager can put the vibration back in my truck so it's like all the others?
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I love it when they try to pass off a problem as "normal."

I have a 2010 Laramie and there are no vibrations, so I guess my truck is abnormal. Do you think the service manager can put the vibration back in my truck so it's like all the others?
That's funny^^^^I knew someone could make me laugh even though my truck still vibrates like a washing machine.
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I'm going through this right now with a 2007 MegaCab. My tire & wheel guy has done everything he knows how to do to eliminate a wheel imbalance or out of round tire. Then I did everything I know how to do by replacing what was on the truck for a new set.

It feels like it's in the rear so I have some sort of mechanical problem and suspect:

1. Driveline balance
2. Bad driveline joint
3. Transmission output shaft bearing
4. Driveline carrier bearing
5. Third member bearing

And I suspect a rear component as I first feel it at around 45 - 48 mph in my butt, it flattens out at around 50, then comes back above that at all speeds, eventually shaking the whole truck.

It's done this despite 4 road force balances, two original tire replacements, 2 more road force balances, swapping the rear set to the front and then, replacing all the wheels and tires. Same condition.

My first trip to the dealer ended up with the dealer telling me they could not "duplicate the customer's complaint."

I'm gonna turn the truck over to the dealer and let them have it for as long as they need it to solve the problem. I do have an extended warranty that covers replacement or repair so we'll see how it goes.

It's making those 260 mile one way trips to Southern Oregon a real tough thing to do. I end up with a headache by the time I get to my destination and at 70 mph, the truck feels downright unsafe.
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I'm going through this right now with a 2007 MegaCab. My tire & wheel guy has done everything he knows how to do to eliminate a wheel imbalance or out of round tire. Then I did everything I know how to do by replacing what was on the truck for a new set.

It feels like it's in the rear so I have some sort of mechanical problem and suspect:

1. Driveline balance
2. Bad driveline joint
3. Transmission output shaft bearing
4. Driveline carrier bearing
5. Third member bearing

And I suspect a rear component as I first feel it at around 45 - 48 mph in my butt, it flattens out at around 50, then comes back above that at all speeds, eventually shaking the whole truck.

It's done this despite 4 road force balances, two original tire replacements, 2 more road force balances, swapping the rear set to the front and then, replacing all the wheels and tires. Same condition.

My first trip to the dealer ended up with the dealer telling me they could not "duplicate the customer's complaint."

I'm gonna turn the truck over to the dealer and let them have it for as long as they need it to solve the problem. I do have an extended warranty that covers replacement or repair so we'll see how it goes.

It's making those 260 mile one way trips to Southern Oregon a real tough thing to do. I end up with a headache by the time I get to my destination and at 70 mph, the truck feels downright unsafe.
I feel my truck vibration may be from the items you mentioned as well. I have left it at the dealership for a week and given a rental to drive. At first they said they could not duplicate customer's complaint, then a differnt tech rode in truck and said truck definitely had an issue. That's when they put new tires on vehicle. Now service manager rode in truck as well as the sales manager and both acknowledged truck had an irritating vibration. However, the service manager still claims it is inherent to the vehicle. It is a horrible ride to work 30 miles and then the 30 mile ride home is only a little better knowing the cold beer is at the house.
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The whole "it's inherent in the vehicle" line is total BS in my book.

No vehicle should shake like that at highway speeds.
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Like Remerson said contact Chrysler customer assistance or get ahold of the District Manager and let them know what is going on with the vehicle and the dealer.
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