Mechanics

VIBRATION AT CERTAIN SPEEDS

Dodge Ram

I have a 1997 Dodge Ram 4X4 with a little over 160,000 miles. It has a pretty good vibration that developes right at 70 mph and continues to 75mph. Very tough range to avoid when on the interstate. It seems like the whole truck vibrates. I bought the truck with about 125,000 miles and have no idea if any suspension parts have been replaced. Can you give me some ideas of things to check out.
AD
Avatar
Kb20
March 9, 2006.




Start by checking tires. Making sure u got even ware on them. Make sure there balance.
Check tierod ends making sure there tight and in place. Shocks, all tighten down and in working order.
Look for anything else that might be loose on front end. Most of the problems above would cause uneven tire wear. Since you got so many miles on it I would start putting new shocks in and maybe a leveler kit for front end. Since dodge is the highest sitting stock truck out there. At least for that year> >. Well good luck. Jess s.
AD

Tiny
Jpam
Mar 10, 2006.
Mine started to do it at 195,000 miles. But only at highway speeds like you were saying. Replaced u-joints front and rear, front R hub assembly replaced( it wasn't the hub), axle end replaced (not that either). Anyway it ended up being a bushing in the axle. Need more info. Got to Dodgetalk. Com.

Tiny
Dodgegirl
Mar 13, 2006.
Go get a front end allinement

Tiny
Rayhut
Mar 14, 2006.
Thanks everyone but it ended up being a slightly bent front wheel.

Tiny
Kb20
Mar 27, 2006.

AD