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i have a 2006 dodge ram 1500 laramie 2x4 :shy: , i have a vibration(shimmy) at first 30 to 35 it shacks a bit or hesitation if press gas goes away .and start at 47 to 56 after shifting to last gear(OD) the vibration tart again and some kind of rattle metal noise under i have check for touthing metal under none muffler leaks none if i push the gas goes away:4-dontknow: and comeback after cruising same for the (shimmy) vibration not big but its there u can feel it on the seat and floor the wheels is not shacking my hand it kinda feel it comming from the back new tire and did it before with old one had truck for 9 month used at 63000 milles i also have a lifter noise not the hemi tick thoes it can make mds not working i have poor gas milleage i know its a hemi :SHOCKED: i have it tuned up tranny fluid change with recommended atf+4 new filters and new plugs original champion , thats all i have done so far i dont kno what the previous owner have done on it please help i am afraid of what dodge dealer will tell me they want 89 dollars for diagnostic and i feel its a tranny problem someone any ideas:thk: please answer
 

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I don't know where you live, but if it is near a populated area, there are usually shops that advertise in either a coupon booklet, the sunday paper, etc.
They will do a FREE check & assessment on things like Transmissions, Tires, & Alignment
The Alignment shop that i go to has several bays & they check out the front end & look at several other things in their specialty, then write up everything that they see that may need work. They do it in hopes that you will give them your business, so they don't charge for the service.
Out here the Pep Boys repair flat tires for free, even on Sundays, so does Discount Tire, but they are closed on Sunday
I don't know if they do Free rotations with a Balance machine, but it doesn't hurt to ask

All you would be out would be some time when you use Freebies, you don't always have to run to the dealership & pay for services
 

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i have a 2006 dodge ram 1500 laramie 2x4 :shy: , i have a vibration(shimmy) at first 30 to 35 it shacks a bit or hesitation if press gas goes away .and start at 47 to 56 after shifting to last gear(OD) the vibration tart again and some kind of rattle metal noise under i have check for touthing metal under none muffler leaks none if i push the gas goes away:4-dontknow: and comeback after cruising same for the (shimmy) vibration not big but its there u can feel it on the seat and floor the wheels is not shacking my hand it kinda feel it comming from the back new tire and did it before with old one had truck for 9 month used at 63000 milles i also have a lifter noise not the hemi tick thoes it can make mds not working i have poor gas milleage i know its a hemi :SHOCKED: i have it tuned up tranny fluid change with recommended atf+4 new filters and new plugs original champion , thats all i have done so far i dont kno what the previous owner have done on it please help i am afraid of what dodge dealer will tell me they want 89 dollars for diagnostic and i feel its a tranny problem someone any ideas:thk: please answer
Check your ball joints. Not sure about the Rams but the Dakotas of that era (I had a '98 for more than (11) years) were notorious for running through them. My steering started to wander and I had vibrations too.
 

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Have you checked to see if one of your rims are bent?? I had a problem with that before. Or maybe a broken belt in one of tires. I myself have been through this situation and i know how fustrating it can be but here is the things that was a sucess in my situation just things i over looked...
 

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I too, have such an issue between 50 and 60 miles and hour. It was really bad and had the dealer replace the rear u-joint and balance all the tires. I know have a lite vibration at the same speeds. Im not exactly sure where to go from here. Might rebalance my wheels myself...
 

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Not sure if you figured out what the problem was but here are a few ideas. Does your drive shaft have a weight on it. They are also checked for balance & can cause a vibration. Might want to check & make sure the u-joints are sitting properly in their seats & the u-joint bolts are tight.
 

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Everyone is having this problem of when you press on the gas at around 50, 60 miles an hour it hesitates and grumbles and stops when you press down an give it more gas. I truly believe its a manufacturing issue. This is has not been diagnosed on any of these sites on the internet. I know there is a dealer out there that sees this every day. Please speak up Dealer!!!!!!
 

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Check your ball joints. Not sure about the Rams but the Dakotas of that era (I had a '98 for more than (11) years) were notorious for running through them. My steering started to wander and I had vibrations too.
I agree about the ball joints. I have a 2005 SLT with only 50K on it, but those miles were put on by the PO in Mass. The cold and salt up north ate up the rubber sleeves around my lower ball joints and caused a lot of wear there, so I had them replaced, along with the uppers. I then replaced all four of my shocks, outer tie rod ends, stabilizer bar ends, upper control arms, and put on new brake pads and rotors for good measure. Basically rebuilt the front suspension. Didn't really cost all that much because I did most of it myself (except the ball joints). It runs tight now.

You may want to check your front suspension - jack up the front end and wiggle the wheels - that should tell you if you have a problem that needs further investigation.
 

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This has nothing to do with the suspension. The grumbling and hesitation that we all are having only happens around the speed of 50,60 miles per hour and while where pressing on the gas lightly. When we press harder on the gas it goes away. I also notice that when i hit the button for hauling and or the O/D button in goes away. I've read where in some of the older models if you turn off the MDS which is a button it will stop completely. With the 2006 Ram 1500 hemi there is no such button.
 

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This has nothing to do with the suspension. The grumbling and hesitation that we all are having only happens around the speed of 50,60 miles per hour and while where pressing on the gas lightly. When we press harder on the gas it goes away. I also notice that when i hit the button for hauling and or the O/D button in goes away. I've read where in some of the older models if you turn off the MDS which is a button it will stop completely. With the 2006 Ram 1500 hemi there is no such button.
Well, alrighty then, hmmmph.

And no, not "everyone" is having this problem. I'm not. And my, and I believe, Barnyard's input was posted to try and help a fellow Ram owner, the operative word being "help".
 

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Lol.... didn't mean to offend anyone. People who have the 2006 ram 1500 hemi and earlier are having this problem. i've red so many articles of people having the same issues but on some of the 2007 to 2009 there is a button i think that they can turn the MDS off and clear the problem. Only thing is they will have low gas mileage. Check other sites out and you will see what i'm talking about.
 

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Lol.... didn't mean to offend anyone. People who have the 2006 ram 1500 hemi and earlier are having this problem. i've red so many articles of people having the same issues but on some of the 2007 to 2009 there is a button i think that they can turn the MDS off and clear the problem. Only thing is they will have low gas mileage. Check other sites out and you will see what i'm talking about.
Ok. Don't you just hate that posts, emails, PMs, etc. don't convey the true meaning of the same sometimes? It's very easy for comments in those formats to be misconstrued by readers and recipients. Sorry for the quick response to your earlier comment. I hope you get the answer to the problem your Ram is having!
 
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