1996, Ram 1500, 5.9L, 4X4.
With your help I replaced the passenger side hub bearing and still
have a slight wobble in the 3 to 9 o'clock position. Tom suggested a
tie rod end. I finally took a look at it and have some questions.
1. When I grab the tie rod in the middle and put a bit of torque on it
there is a lot of play at both ends of the grease fittings once it
starts to move/rotate. Are both the tie rod end and drag link end
2.There is a slight bend in tie rod on the passenger side which I
believe is normal from the photos in the Haynes Manual BUT there is
also one just about in front of the differential fill plug. It this
normal too or is the rod bent?
3. Are the explanations in the Haynes Manual (Page 10-14) good enough
for and idiot like me to do the job?
3A. How do I fix it?!?
Now for the stupidest question:
4. Is the tie rod end one piece that screws into the one side of the
Thanks All, Steve (and Happy 4TH!)
Here are the previous threads if interested.