I have a Dodge Ram 3500 1 ton dually pickup sometimes goes into uncontrollable steering vibration.

jjjohnjjjjohnj Member Posts: 1
edited January 2015 in Dodge
Causes for uncontrollable steering vibrations in 2002 Dodge duelly 3500 1ton pu. Steering box is new and everything seems tight in steering linkage. Ball joints are tight
John

Answers

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    edited January 2015
    How are the alignment specs? You remember how a shopping cart acts with a bad caster angle?
  • eliaselias Member Posts: 2,209
    Maybe tire/wheel is out of balance? Spinbalance them and/or rotate wheels+tires front to back to see if symptom changes? Also there's gotta be lots more than balljoints in front end that can loosen up. Some bushings may be worn/squished and need swap? Also consider to check all motor mounts?
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Member Posts: 5,559
    edited January 2015
    Check the track bar, bushing wear in the track bar can cause a condition nick named "death wobble". Another component to make sure that it is in good condition is the steering damper (looks like a shock absorber) that connects to the axle and the center link on some models.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,454
    @jjjohnj replied but it wound up in our help system - "solved the problem. It was the idler arm".
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