2003 Ram Front End Knock over Bumps
I've heard a lot about the front end being trash on Dodge trucks. I just bought mine knowing that it is an achilles heel, and knowing that i'll be walking down a well beaten path.
So here I am looking for guidance...While going over bumps, I hear a knock/bump/bang from the front end, sometimes sounds repetitive (one bump in the road will initiated 2-3 knocks in RAPID succession...2-3 in less than .5 seconds).
I've heard a lot about ball joints, but haven't really tested mine. I raised the driver side front wheel, but it had zero play up and down. I've also heard a lot about sway/control arm ends, or whatever? I'm not good with front end issues, and this is my first 4x4.
If my above description is vague, here's what I experience. Driving down the road, BUMP *knock*....BUMP *knockknockknock*........BUMP *knockknock*.
Anyone have this problem?
Truck is a 2003 Quad Cab 4x4, 4.7L, 69K.
Last edited by progressionmotors; 04-23-2010 at 01:31 AM.