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2004 dodge ram 4x4 front end shaking problems when we hit a bump...replaced the front wheel bearings,upper/lower ball joints,steering damper!!! any ideas

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Could possibly need the steering box adjusted. It might be a little loose. And tire balance usually makes it shimmy. Could have a broken belt in one of the tires. Jack up the wheel and spin the tire and check the run out. (look for a wiggle when spinning the tire).

Posted on May 14, 2010

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    cobra777 May 29, 2010

    Make sure the tire pressures are right. If they are too low, the truck will bounce like crazy on bumps. Check door sticker for proper pressures. Hope this helps..

  • flashback135 May 30, 2010

    The only other things that I can think of are a bad tire, (broken belt, out of balance), a loose tie rod end, drag link, idler arm, or pitman arm, (steering), or maybe the steering box needs to be adjusted, or, if it has rack and pinion, the inner tie rod end could be a little loose. A few months back I had a 1 ton Chevy 4X4 that did that and I had to put a pair of tires on the front.

  • jpjmow Oct 17, 2010

    We had the same problem about 3 years ago with our 2004 Dodge Ram 2500. We were traveling long distance and when we hit a section of the road that was rough, the front end of the truck would start shaking real bad. We would stop and check things out, but could not find any problem with the truck. The tires were worn and needed to be replaced. Once we did this, we did not have this problem any more.

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I also have same year truck and same shake like hell after hitting bumps in road. Does seem to be when wheel is slightly turned. I found play in both upper and lower ball joints on both sides and the play is up and down not in and out meaning wiggling tire in and out towards center of truck from the top and bottom of the tire. Jack truck up, secure on stationary jacks, put 2x4 under tire and lift tire straight up..should be no play..I have 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch on each side. I am currently dismantling truck to replace. I saw reply about bad tires; that very well could be true in some instances but I had oversized tires that shook when bump was hit, then I put stock tires back on..have same problem. Seeing you have the same problem makes me hope it's not an engineering problem. I wonder how prevalent this situation is.

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  • Dan A Oct 15, 2011

    check coil springs for softness to soft and you will have this problem when they load up after a bump

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I also have a 04 dodge and ive replaced every thing new with rancho stabilizer shock and shocks i had 37 inch tire and did it put on stock and today i was driving straight on the freeway left side hit a small bump and i swear the truck was leaving the road good god it was really bad had to slamm on the brakes and stop the truck. This is the second time this has happened i started examining things and noticed that the coil springs are really soft and im thinking that they are loading up and at those speeds it dominos everything.

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Go to this web site and sign up and you may not like whhat you read about the 2004 dodge 2500 it could b engineering and dodge wont tell any 1 how to solve the problem yet
http://www.mycarstats.com you will have to give them your truck info like year type ect and they will email you every time there is a complaint on it good luck

Posted on Jun 16, 2011

  • Mark Holmes Sep 16, 2011

    New steering box!

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