Mechanics

FRONT END

Dodge Ram

I have a 96 dodge ram 1500
getting a viberation or a shake in the front end
but not at a constent speed some time at 45 other times at 60 & when hitting the breaks at times can you help?
thanks
AJ
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Truckeraj
May 13, 2007.




" Usually higher speed vibration are related to a wheel balance problem. However, I would check the wear on the tires first. If there is a choppy wear to them, then you may be getting a little roughness felt from them in addition to a balance problem.

Since there is also a vibration intermittantly when braking, then you need to determine when it is happening. My guess it is happening when braking at higher speeds such as when getting off a thruway. The more difficult part of this is determining if it is from the front or rear. You " may" be able to use the e-brake to help determine this. At long as the e-brake works, you can hold out the release so it doesn't lock on, and use the e-brake pedal to brake with. If no vibration, then most likely it is the front rotors.



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