The problem is my 2002 Dodge ram 1500 shakes when ever I'm on the Frwy
going over 65 MPH. I have 20 Inch Goodyear eagle tires and I get them
rotated evry 5,000 miles or so. I took my truck to Dodge and they said
stop the shakinging I need to replace the front 2 tires and get allignemnt
for all 4 tires. Has anyone else has a similar problem? DO you think this
will fix the problem?
first without seeing your tires or truck its impossible to tell if it will
fix your problem
second. a thrust angle alignment probably wouldnt hurt, im assuming there is
wear that would make them suspect an alignment problem. now keep in mind
there are a whole host of other things that can go wrong with the front end
of a vehcile that would cause a shimmy/shake.
if your concerned about the advice they gave you. surely there's another
dodge dealer that could check it out, and give you a second opinion.
I assume you balance the tires when you rotate, and there is no uneven
wear, so check the CV boots if you have significant mileage on the truck.
I'm recommending if so, to read the following do-it-yourself Oct/05
article at http://partsource.ca on CV shaft difficulty rated
"mother-in-laws do it":
http://partsource.ca/doityourself/JOM_Oct2005.asp , and don't forget to
While You're At It, Here Are Some Other Jobs To Consider:
* Wheel seals
* Wheel bearings
* Transaxle seal
* Ball joints
* Tie rod ends
which provides pictures and more involved step-by-step how-to
HHmm....CV boots on a Ram? Not. While he has a point, the Rams
don't have CV joints so that's not your problem. Consider another shop
that does wheel alignments and if possible, have them do something called
load balance...this actually places a load on the tires as it checks its
Also, have them verify that the wheels themselves are not bent or warped.
If the tires are worn enough, you may want to consider replacing them but
if not, check them out. A broken belt/cord internally would also show up
under a load balance.
Oh really? I was under the impression that model didn't have the
CV joints....if they do then my bad. However, I'd look into the
items I mentioned before you start tearing into anything that may
not even need it.
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