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Old 11-10-2010, 05:10 PM
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hello , i have a 2006 dodge ram 1500 quad cab 4x4 5.7 hemi. i notice that when i am traveling between 45 to 65 mph and i need to come to a stop my front end and steering wheel shakes really bad . i let up on the brakes and it seems to get better when i re apply them again. what could be causing this to happen ? it almost feels like if i did not let up on my brakes when they were shaking that my tires would fall off thats how bad it seems. any input would help thank-you
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May be warped rotors, ive had this happen before on my STS when i had it. I installed new front rotors and problem was fixed!
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Replace the rotors and brake pads.
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That's got warped rotors written all over it.
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just had a similar problem. you may want to check the ball joints and the pitman and idler arm. probaly brakes but if not that is what i'd check.
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thanks for the quick replies i will start off by having my front rotors checked .
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My 04 had to have the rotors turned at about 15,000 miles. I remember someone telling me this was a known problem on that Gen Ram. I don't know if there was a recall ever done on it though.

Maybe going to http://www.dodge.com click on "for owners" then about half way down the left side of the page there is place to look for recalls. Need to put your VIN in.
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Sounds like warped rotors . Check the price of new ones and keep the old ones for future use . You can get them turned when your ready to do your next brake job and won't have to wait for the rotors to be serviced . Don't turn them now wait till it's time for your next brake job .
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