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2001 Dodoge Laramie SLT, Quad Cab, 2WD, 5.2L Magnum, O/D automatic, 3:55 limited slip rear differential. I have tried 2 complete sets of brand new tires on this truck and tires are not the problem. Newest tires are Dayton Tracker 2, 245/75R16. At highway speeds (100-120 kph) ONLY in a right hand turn, the front of the truck moves back and forth, left to right. It feels as if I am over steering the corner, but I am not moving the steering wheel. There is no "feedback" through the steering wheel (shake, shimmy,etc) and I am definately NOT moving the steering wheel. Under ALL other conditions the truck drives, handles and steers perfectly. I have had the front end "checked out" by a dealer and they say nothing is wrong. Obviously there is, ANY ideas at all would be appreciated!

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  • hammerbike Sep 05, 2010

    Problem has been solved with a new steering box assembly!
    Truck is now 100%! A big thank you to everyone for their suggestions and feedback!

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Forget about dealers-go to a specialist--cause it cud be a number of things-they use a computer rack that diagnoses the problem

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  • hammerbike Sep 01, 2010

    I'm in a smaller rural community and all we really have here are the dealers.
    The dealer I'm dealing with is well known for hi-quality work and they do have their own
    alignment rack, although I'm not sure if it's the computerized style, although I thought most are nowadays. I appreciate you assistance and feedback. Thank you.

  • Arnie Burke
    Arnie Burke Sep 03, 2010

    u may need to travel a little for another opinion-I thinc ur frame is bent and there r hydralic systems that pull it bac to normal

  • hammerbike Sep 03, 2010

    When they couldn't find anything initially, they did check the frame alignment, it's fine.
    They are leaning toward the steering box after further investigation.
    This dealer is the frame/alignment specialist around here and has a laser alignment rack that also checks 2 and 4 wheel alignment and frame alignment. The dealer is picking up the tab as they just sold me this used vehicle on Aug,27/2010 and I returned it to them with this problem on Aug,31/2010 after putting 4 new tires on it. They are a very reputable dealer in my area. Thank you for your feedback.

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