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I have a 2007 dodge ram 1500 4x2 auto trans.Just recently ive noticed a vibration coming in at about 52-55 mph seems to be from the rear axle also combined with this is sound akin to having a flat spot on the tire like a pitter patter at wheel speed, not only this there is clungking sound coming from the right rear wheel when taking a tight left hand turn.Ive checked diff fluid level, wheel nuts etc, a friend says it could be a UJ on its way out,any ideas.the truck has only covered 27000 miles.

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  • lee_kirk Jul 18, 2010

    thank you casmogtech,i have a feeling its a wheel bearing,is there anything i can do to test for this short of taking it apart.I cannot just return it to the dealershp under warranty as im an englishman living in France and i imported the truck from North Carolina!so its not covered by any warranty in France.

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Since the problem happens louder as you apply weight to a given wheel I would suspect you have a bad wheel bearing. Having a thump type sound on every revolution is an indicator that its wheel related. Also I have seen the steel tread seperate in a tire causing this same issue. Rotating the tires will take the wheels out of the picture if they are not the problem

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  • Susan Price Jul 18, 2010

    the only option is to take it apart or get a second opinion to be sure.

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