DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - General Discussion > 2011 Dodge Ram Forum


Notices

2011 Dodge Ram Forum For specific discussion of the 2011 Dodge Ram!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-21-2011, 09:01 PM
jlanne1 jlanne1 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 2
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-???? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
jlanne1 is on a distinguished road
Default Brake Pedal rattle/Excessive play

I have a 2011 Ram slt. I recently noticed that everytime a hit a sharp bump i was hearing a rattle. I thought it was a loose front end part or something. but one day i put my foot on the brake pedal and realized thats where the noise was coming from. it seem to have very excessive side to side movement, and now everytime i hit a bigger bump i notice it. I brought it to the dealer and they said that all the 1/2 tons on the new lot are the same so they couldnt do anything for me.. Anyone else have this issue it bugs the hell out of me now..
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 06-22-2011, 02:46 PM
ramvan2500's Avatar
ramvan2500 ramvan2500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1,903
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Ram B2500 Van
Trim Level: SLT - 2500
Color: Deep Molten Pearl Coat, Silver, Grey
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 4
Rep:128
ramvan2500 will become famous soon enoughramvan2500 will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jlanne1 View Post
I have a 2011 Ram slt. I recently noticed that everytime a hit a sharp bump i was hearing a rattle. I thought it was a loose front end part or something. but one day i put my foot on the brake pedal and realized thats where the noise was coming from. it seem to have very excessive side to side movement, and now everytime i hit a bigger bump i notice it. I brought it to the dealer and they said that all the 1/2 tons on the new lot are the same so they couldnt do anything for me.. Anyone else have this issue it bugs the hell out of me now..
Yea stop going to the dealer for advice, they know nothing about what they try to fix. They're only good for taking care of the stupid recalls.
Anyway's try to put some caliper lube on all contact parts of the caliper and pad except for the lines and pads braking surface the brake lining. Anyways try that and don't over tighten anything just torque to spec and be sure to seat the bearing properly. Try this for now.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-22-2011, 02:55 PM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is online now
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 19,043
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2X4
Trim Level: quad cab SLT
Color: sunburst orange pearl
Rep Power: 20
Rep:2615
GTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

A service writer at the dealership is taught rule#1
tell the customer that all vehicles of your year do that they try to baffle you with B.S. hoping that you let it slide

your response should be, lets take a ride in another one just like it & see if your right
__________________
Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab, 5.7 HEMI(R) MDS VCT, 5 speed auto 545RFE, 3.55 differential gears, 18" Magnaflow muffler, EGR bug deflector, Bushwacker fender flares, customized Nfab nerf bars, CB radio, Autonet wi-fi router, custom soft tonneau cover, Line_X bedliner, DEBO Step, build date 10/15/08 a Wednesday built vehicle
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-22-2011, 05:14 PM
ramvan2500's Avatar
ramvan2500 ramvan2500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Florida USA
Posts: 1,903
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Ram B2500 Van
Trim Level: SLT - 2500
Color: Deep Molten Pearl Coat, Silver, Grey
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 4
Rep:128
ramvan2500 will become famous soon enoughramvan2500 will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTyankee View Post
A service writer at the dealership is taught rule#1
tell the customer that all vehicles of your year do that they try to baffle you with B.S. hoping that you let it slide

your response should be, lets take a ride in another one just like it & see if your right
The point of a dealership is not to fix cars but to sell them and thats about it. I went to my local dealer where I get hard to find parts and I talked to the parts manager who was also a service manager I believe not sure on that though and he even told me that the mechanics don't really torque anything they just know when it's tight enough and I'm thinking god forbid you needed some serious engine and transmission work. Point is they don't really know what they're doing, they don't care if it's a safe repair, they care less they have their insurance and bs to protect them. Anyway's no brakes should normally sound and feel like crap. If that was true there should be a recall on it.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-22-2011, 05:32 PM
erm
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Seems to me that the dealer should (1) investigate the complaint, (2) verify the condition, and, (3) resolve the issue.

So tell them you don't feel safe driving the truck with a brake pedal that may be defective and that you would like them to spend a little more time working on the issue.

Also, you could look underneath and see where the wobble originates. If it's a pin or bolt that is undersized or loose, show them. Or fix it yourself.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-22-2011, 10:18 PM
Otterdriver's Avatar
Otterdriver Otterdriver is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 837
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Big Horn Crew Cab
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Western Brown Pearl
Engine: 2013-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 395hp 410lb/ft
Rep Power: 5
Rep:160
Otterdriver has a spectacular aura aboutOtterdriver has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jlanne1 View Post
I have a 2011 Ram slt. I recently noticed that everytime a hit a sharp bump i was hearing a rattle. I thought it was a loose front end part or something. but one day i put my foot on the brake pedal and realized thats where the noise was coming from. it seem to have very excessive side to side movement, and now everytime i hit a bigger bump i notice it. I brought it to the dealer and they said that all the 1/2 tons on the new lot are the same so they couldnt do anything for me.. Anyone else have this issue it bugs the hell out of me now..
My truck does the exact same thing, it's pretty cheap feeling, I posted a while back on this issue, I just haven't had the time to fix it. I automatically hook my left foot behind the brake pedal riding over bumps, kinda shitty for a new vehicle.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-23-2011, 08:18 PM
estoltz estoltz is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 4x4
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-???? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
estoltz is on a distinguished road
Default

Mine is doing the same. From what I can tell I am getting the rattle from the panel under the steering column. If I keep my shin up against it the rattle stops. I'm going to the dealership tomorrow to handle that, a dent (bought the dent package) and some noise in the rear end. (no not the taco bell noises). We will see what they say. I've had really good results from the parts department but then being a part of a large Modern Mopar Club here in DC tends to have that affect. We draw over 100 show cars/trucks on short notice.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-24-2011, 01:55 AM
jlanne1 jlanne1 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 2
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-???? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
jlanne1 is on a distinguished road
Default

yes it is shitty for a new truck! just makes me hate it actually. let me kno what they say about yours and if they fix it or not.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-03-2011, 12:19 AM
TacoKraut TacoKraut is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 3
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Doge Ram 1500
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Blue
Engine: 2009-???? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
TacoKraut is on a distinguished road
Default

Hello, new member here. I have this pedal rattle as well. I took it to the dealer and asked them to investigate the suspension. I told them that on a sharp bump in the road the I got a suspension rattle. They claimed they could not reproduce the problem. I finally spend some time under the truck and found 1) the emergency brake cable hits a weight mounted outside the frame and cause a lot of noise under the truck. I temporarily wrapped the cable with some rubber tape until I get it back to the dealer. This helped a lot. 2) I did find that the brake pedal has a lot of play and rattles as described above. I do not have a fix for this, but did find that there is a drop of light weight oil coming off a solenoid mounted to the brake pedal arm. Not sure where it is truly coming from. I plan to get it into the dealer real soon and will let you all know what they do/don't do.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brake pedal is stiff snojet 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 1 03-16-2011 11:43 AM
Squeaky Brake Pedal? Bigman 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 6 10-12-2010 08:16 PM
E Brake Pedal jroc92980 Newbie Checkin! 10 09-28-2010 02:17 AM
Strange noise/vibration on brake pedal sanababit 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 3 01-17-2010 02:38 AM
Hard brake pedal Donovan Custom Chassis - Drive Line - Suspension - Wheels and Tires - LOWERING or STANDARD 1 01-11-2010 12:56 PM


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:06 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum