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My 2005 dodge ram 1500 has a rear end vibration driving me nuts. Just had new tires and shocks, alignment, and balanced twice. Internet indicates chronic problem, possibly pinion angle that makes u-joints off or wear out. Any ideas?

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Check your U-joints, all suspension bushings, driveshaft, stabilizer bar. Has the vehicle ever been involved in a accident, hard curb hits, extreme driving, off roading??

Posted on May 29, 2011

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  • rgoot May 29, 2011

    U-joints checked out fine. no accident or off roading.

  • rgoot May 29, 2011

    I saw on internet chat that the drive shaft may be culprit.

  • Gary M
    Gary M May 29, 2011

    Possibly drive shaft, wiggle it around or back and forth, and notice if theres excessive play!!...also worn bushings can cause the rear end to flex abnormally, increasing play and damage the drive shaft. Hopefully this helped!!

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If it wasn't vibrating before the new tires and was fine then it has to be the tires maybe just one, or sounds like they didn't torque the lug nuts to the right specs, putting the rim out of alignment, but if they took the wheels off to rebalance then that rules that out. I would go to a different tire shop and have them check it out....Also on a long shot they bent something in the suspension when changing the tires, possible fell off the jack or something similar. Good luck

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I am 19 and own a 06 ram 1500, help me out. I had a very bad vibration from the passenger side wheel well one night, the next morning I went out to see what was up. My lower ball joint nut was loose! I...


  • Here is how to test your ball joints and tire rod end to see if they need replaced. Esay teat, very reliable.
  • First jack that wheel off the ground.
  • Put one hand on 3 and one hand on 9 (O'Clock) and try to wiggle the tire from side to side. If you get movement then your tire rod end (middle ball joint) need replaced.
  • Now put one hand at 12 and the other hand at 6 (O'Clock) and move the tire in an up and down motion. Any play with the wheel with this motion indicates your lower ball joint needs replaced.
  • No put one hand at 2 and the other hand at 8 (O'Clock) and try to move it back and forth. Do the same at 11 and 5 (O'Clock). Any movement in either of them positions indicates a HUB or Wheel Bearings needing replace.
  • Make sure after you tightened that lower ball joint bolt up that you stick a cotter pin in the hole that goes through that bolt so that nut stays put.
  • I would hate to think someone installed shocks and did not do an inspection at the same time to see if any other repairs were needing done.
  • When the HUB goes bad it will vibrate and get louder as they wear and worsen getting to the point of almost deafening.

Regards, Tony

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1993 dodge 350 1 ton 2 wheel drive shaking in frount end replaced ball joints stablelizer bushings replaced tires twice with new ones replaced rims replaced rotors replaced a-arm bushings no play in tie...


I had this problem also. I had the rims cleaned, balanced the wheels and replaced the shocks. Each action helped a bit but replacing the shocks was the most improvement.

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it could be as easy as checking to see if you have a dented rim.....

or as expensive as changing the "constant velocity joints" but only if it is a front wheel driven car.....

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have they repacked the rear bearings..."but only if not rear wheel driven car"

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