2001 Dodge Ram Bad Center Link

Tiny
FUELMAN09
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  • 2001 DODGE RAM
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
I have a 2001 Ram 1500 4WD with about 120,000 miles and the ball joint in the center link has gone bad. It just has a lot of play it it and pops when the steering wheel is moved back and forth. How safe is it to drive the truck until I can get another one to put on it? How difficult is it to replace? It appears to be relatively simple, but I just figured I would ask anyway. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 AT 4:37 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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It is very dangerous to drive like that. If it comes apart, you will loose control of the steering and the truck.

They are easy to replace. You just need a ball joint spliter. It looks like a big fork with two prongs on it.

Let me know if you have other questions.
Joe
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Friday, December 4th, 2009 AT 10:34 AM

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