Question about 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD
Front end component worn or steering rack/box worn. I would jack up just one front tire. Grab the tire on the front and back tread (9 and 3 o'clock positions) and try and move the tire like you were turning the truck right and left. If there is movement, look at all the connecting parts of the steering (tie rod ends, etc). Also look to see if there is excessive play at the steering box/rack. Now take your hands and grab the tire in the 12 and 6 o'clock postions and see if there is play there. If so it is a hub or a ball joint. Lower that side and repeat with the other side to help isolate the play. Hope that helps.
Posted on May 27, 2010
A worn tie rod end
Check them for play with the wheels up in the air jacked up securely
If you can move the tire in a turning motion you can see the tie rod socket flex if worn
Posted on May 26, 2010
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