Question about 1999 Dodge Ram
I have a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD truck with the 318 engine and a 5 speed manual transmission. I have 109K miles on it.
Within the past week, it has started making a strange noise. It sounds like I have installed large mud tires on it, which I have not. The noise is significantly louder while the transmission is in gear and the clutch is not depressed....as in when I am driving. It will become much quieter if I press the clutch ALL THE WAY IN, but will not completely go away.
My first thought was the throwout bearing, but I have talked to a few people that said if it was that, the sound would go away with only slight pressure on the clutch pedal. I have to press it all the way in and completely disengage it for the sound to be affected.
I am also thinking that it might be low on gear oil in the transmission or the differential, but haven't checked there yet. The tranny requires a huge allen wrench to check the fluid level and I don't have one that big. I'm going to have to buy one.
Any experience with this? Any suggestions what I should be checking or doing about it?
Thanks in advance!
Check the fluid first and if ok could be a bad bearing in trans or if the noise changes when pressed in it could very well be throught bearing going bad if it is drive it until it starts squealing and then get it fixed might run for years like that
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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