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Old 08-29-2010, 04:26 PM
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About a week ago I bought my 05 Ram for a Honda dealer. Was a little weary but the deal was amazing Ive been looking for an upgrade to my Dakota for a few weeks and 17k for an 05 slt 4.7 4x4 w/ 49k miles was to good to pass up. Well after driving it for a few days very slight bumps a nice little squeak (I think its the balljoints or possible a shock although they do not look blown at all) when accelerating 0-20 a squeal (I think its a wheel bearing possibly HOPEFULLY not the rear end). Now I am by no means a mechanic so my ideas could be 100& percent wrong. But when I called the dealer they told me to take it a dodge dealer b/c they have no clue whats going on w/ a full size truck (lol rice rockets) well that just scares me a little. On top of all that the air filter I go from w/ the truck was the original and scaringly dirty had to replace. the brake pads are basically gone. For all I know the truck could be 100% mechanically sound (thats what jeep dodge 17 told me but I find that hard to believe as my truck squealed leaving the dealer) so tom. it goes to my mechanic. I hope everythings good at 49k it sholdnt be anything major it is a Dodge not a Ford (I hate to heard an I told you so from all my Ford buddies) ok my rants over if anyone as any ideas of what these noises may be or any similar prob w/ this body style lemme hear em
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I'm nowhere close to an expert, so here's a bump for you.
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What do you exactly mean when you say slight bumps?
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The noise is probably the urethane bushings, the squeal is possibly a wheel bearing...

Get it checked out for sure, sounds like the previous owner wasnt much on preventive maintenance
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Yeah, I won't trust my truck to a honda dealership... so I'd have the dodge dealer have a look at it, but the squeal could be a bearing. Did you get a mechanical inspection before you bought it?
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that suxs dude defently get it looked at asap!!!
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Well took it to a dealer all they had to say was that I desperatley needed new brakes and a throttle body cleaning and it'd be 600$...yea right. So the truck went to my normal mechanic he said brakes where a lil low but ddnt need new ones desperatley. I thought it was bearing to so I had them check the wheels bearing and the whole suspension they said the squeal was just from the truck sitting and thank god after about 2weeks of that scary noise it has started to die down and now pretty much dissappear. As for the noise when hitting any bump its gotten a little quieter and my mechanic said he could not find any fault in the whole suspension and driveline and that the noise may just be worn but still fine bushings. So that all worked out for the most part with nothing but dissrespect and no help from honda (go figure) but no I got a check engine for a small evap leak but its w/e I passed inspection. W/ it and I suspect its just b/c I'm missing the little door at the top of the filler neck inside my gas tank ill prob have that looked into later this week I checked all evap lines and found nothing myself I love this truck but its been an interesting month since I got it next step start the modding and take this bamf 4wheeling
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