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03 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab 4x4 Death Wobble at around 70 mph???

About a year ago I hit some bumps in the road going around 95 mph and my truck wobbled violently. I thought I had blown all four tires. The problem didn't happen again until recently. Now I can barley get over 60 and the truck shakes violently when I hit a small bump and it has even done it while making a turn going around 50 mph. The only way it stops shaking is if I apply the brakes and slow to around 15 mph. Any help would be appriciated.

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  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    my problem is driving my 06 ram 1500 was good for a while but now my wheels will wobble at any speed over 45 and it started a month ago running 75 on way back to state. I have had the wheels aligned and tires rotated and balanced but still have the wobble. Cannot figure it out and need help or answers.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    I have a 96 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 with the wobble on the driver side. I have replaced upper and lower ball joints, axle joint, rotors, balanced and rotated tires. Still the same thing.

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I have a 2004 with the same problem. It is actually a defect on dodges behave. The steering box flexes on the frame when you hit a bump. Bd diesel puts out a steering box brace and a new track bar with the right geometry to fix it. I had replaced everything under my front end before i saw the article in off road adventures magazine. I contacted dodge and asked why this was not a safety recall. They said they no nothing about it and refused to help me. I called the National Highway Transportation Safety Board and filed a complaint. I suggest you do the same and anyone else who reads this. If you need to contact me email me at kazi94@mailcity.com. maybe we can get enough people to complain before someone dies from this.

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My truck is in the shop for this problem.
Dodge has a TSB out to adress it (Technical Service Buliten). Cause can be ball joints, track bar, pitman arm, drag link, stearing stablizer, shocks, wheel alingment, ect, gets expensive. Leveling Kits and 35 inch tires make problem worse. My truck is under warranty but if it was not I would still try and get someone to pay for the fix. You are not the only one with this problem. Good luck

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Bad steering box pitman arm idler arm inner and outer tie rod ends could possibly be your problem.

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Guy's, it's the Track Bar Bushing's. I spent over 2K trying to get my 03 to stop and finally swapped out the bushings on the front track bar. Trust me ! I replaced the tie rods, ball joints, front hubs, brake rotors and u-joints on the front shaft. The last time I crawled under, I had my son turn the steering wheel to see if there was any slop. The track bar was sliding 3/8 of an inch. I pulled the bolts off and both the bushings and bolts were shot. New bolts, and Moog bushings and my truck doesn't wobble anymore over bumps at any speed. The Moog bushing part number is K80777. I bought bolts from a local fastener store due to the Dodge dealership wanting $12 bucks per bolt. The total "TRUE" fix was under $40, including the six pack of Shiner Bock required for the install. Good Luck with your problems my fellow Dodge owners. I hope this post can save you at least a grand !

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It just happened to me for the first time today and I have 175000 on my 04 cummins 4x4 I am going to get it aligned and new shocks and see what happens. The truck is bone stock right down to the tires and wheels

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I have an 03 dodge cummins and when i first bought it i had the same problem! it ended up being the u-joints that hold on the front tires on mine. a buddy of mine got the same truck and had that problem too and he got his fixed and his was the alignment and steering stabilizer. i cant give you a price though because the dealer i bought the truck from fixed it for me. just some ideas of what it might be.

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Have your wheel bearings checked for flat spots. I had an accident in my 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4.7L and hydroplaned into the interstate divider wall. The left side barely impacted the wall but lost the tires and rims on driver side. After getting my truck repaired and tires and rims replaced, I headed down the interstate and around 65 mph experienced wobble and roar. I promptly returned to the auto body shop and they directed me to the tire dealer up the street they received my tires and rims from. I no sooner explained the situation and the salesman told me of flattened wheel bearings. They put it back on the rack and checked them only to find that they needed to be replaced.

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  • mopar_blows Nov 16, 2011

    That would almost be helpful but there iis nothing similar between a half ton and a three quarter ton. The independant fron end and the solid axle are different in every way. If ur experiancing a death wobble in an independant ur ball joints and wheel bearings are the only possible problems where as a solid front end it could be alignment steering linkage trac bar steering box weak frame bad shocks bad stabilizer control arms or bushings bad tires wrong style wheels bad u joints or coil springs

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