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Posted: 11/30/17 08:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After about 2000 miles on this trip I'm running down the road at about 67 or so, and suddenly there is a vibration that feels like I threw a tire weight in the front. At first I thought it was just the highway, but after many miles of different road conditions it is still there. It happens between 67 and 70 or a little higher. I checked the wheels for shiny spots where weights might have been... nothing missing.

I checked Ram web sites and found quite a few articles from other Ram owners... of course, lots of parts replaced, no resolution.

My question: Has anyone had the same experience?

If you've had a similar experience... how did you fix the problem?

I will get it out on the highway tomorrow without the fiver and see if it does the same without my 17,000 or so lbs. of enjoyment dragging behind.

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When you check those tire weights-check your tires as well. Make sure your tires aren't coming apart. Check for budges or tread separation. Check the age of the tires. A family member driving a Ford F350 felt similar vibration before his front left tire blew apart and nearly wrecked the rig.


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Have you taken said tire for a balance? It might be a weight missing or could possibly be a belt shifted. My brother had a similar issue and turned out a belt had shifted which caused the vibration. His TV 2013 gmc Yukon 4x4 just a thought


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Thx. I'll look closer. Appreciate all advice

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I would change the tires front to back and see what happens there. You should feel the vibration differently.

If you don't, I was told to drive under power where the vibration is, then shift into neutral. If the vibration lessens it could be the drive shaft. I have had different sets of wheels and tires on mine, and am now convinced it is the driveshaft... but mine is around 45 mph.


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if the vibration is in the seat it is the rear tires if you feel it in the wheel it is the front tires. good chance tire is starting to seperate

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I've had front hub bearing on GM 4x4 trucks with a highway speed (above 60 mph) vibration before they go south and the grinding noise starts.
And tread belt separation vibration...however after a couple of thousand miles odd tread wear patterns starts showing up.


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If its a dually, check rear tire pressures. Last time I had a vibration, come to fine out I had a flat inside dual.

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Tire pressure is good all around. Can't switch front to back as they have different wheels. Thx again. I'll keep checking.

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Lar's wrote:

Tire pressure is good all around. Can't switch front to back as they have different wheels. Thx again. I'll keep checking.

Wheels on a DRW are all the same outside just turned around. I would also have balance checked.


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