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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, Suspension, Truck
#11 of 59 roaring noise
Oct 02, 2007 (5:30 pm)
1998 dodge4by4 noticed a roaring noise while driving low speeds hard to here on interstate here it good sounds like atire hum had tranny rebuilt not ayear ago dont think thats it hope not transfer case any ideas
#12 of 59 Ball joint replacement
Oct 19, 2007 (12:47 pm)
I have a 2004 dodge ram 1500 with 34000 miles that has just been diagnosed with ball joints that need to be replaced. How long should ball joints last and what causes them to go bad?
#13 of 59 Noise in the rear End
Nov 06, 2007 (10:15 am)
I have a 1997 Dodge RAM 1500. I hav ea a medium to high pitched roaring sound. The truck drives fine but I am concerned about this sound. It is not a grinding or a bab sound. Does anyone know what this might be?
Nov 13, 2007 (11:37 am)
Hey everybody. I'm sure you all know with Ford and Chevy having A arms in the front end you can crank on the tortion bars to bring up the front end a couple of inches. Is there anything to crank on or adjust on my Ram 1500 front end to bring it up, or is a lift/leveling kit the only option? Thanks for the help.
#15 of 59 Re: Front End [gearhead05]
Nov 19, 2007 (3:12 pm)
You will need to purchase a leveling kit or torsion keys. Ram Cam is the torsion key system you will need, I purchased mine for around $250, and the results are excellent. I retain almost factory ride condition with the ability to easily clear 33x12.50 tires. My truck is a 2002, so many of the leveling kits were discontinued. If your truck is newer you may find one , but the price will be similar. As to chevy and ford owners simply cranking their torsion bars, that is not the preferred method. They will need to adjust their camber by buying a camber kit, so money will still be spent. If they don't readjust the camber their their tires will wear unevenly and end up costing them money in tire replacement. Unfortunately there is not a cheap solution. Hope this will help you.
Nov 29, 2007 (7:47 am)
#17 of 59 '03 ram howl
Jan 24, 2008 (11:39 am)
I have recently been experiencing a howling noise coming from either the
front or rear end of my truck. About six months ago I replaced all four
rotors and brake pads and did not have any trouble, a few months after I
started getting a howl whenever I took off from a stop. I thought "brakes?"
I put the truck up on stands and had someone apply the brakes and then
release them. I tried turning the wheels after the release to check for
drag, all was fine. I took the truck to the dealer to have them check it.
They thought maybe drive shaft, if it was a two piece shaft. I told them it
was a one piece. I left the truck with them. A short time later I got a call
that they needed to replace parts in the rear-end. After I picked up the
truck and started home the noise was still there. Not only am I getting the
noise from a take off, but now even more so I am getting it when I back up
and turn the wheel to the left. It is really loud in 4-wheel drive. Any help
would be greatly appreciated.
#18 of 59 Re: '03 ram howl [rand63]
Feb 12, 2008 (1:05 pm)
MIGHT WANT TO CHECK THE BEARING ASSYS.
HAD SIMILAR NOISES WITH 97 RAM
CURRENTLY HEARING A NOISE LIKE THE INNER AND OUTER SHAFTS WHERE THE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE LOCKER IS GRINDING THE SPLINES WHEN I TURN AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS CAUSING THIS EITHER
#19 of 59 2002 Dodge 3500 van axle ratio
Feb 18, 2008 (12:32 pm)
I just bought a '02 3500 5.9L V8 1-ton extended van in which to transport equipment. I just realized, after the fact, that the rear axle ratio is 4.10. Is this going to hurt me in gas mileage? Most of my driving will be on the highway. If so, how much? Would it make sense to try and swap out the axles or gears in order to get better gas mileage? I am not planning on pulling a trailer with it at all.