There was none of the heavy-duty-pickup jouncing and bouncing, and at the same time, there was none of the boy-racer, over-tight-shocks, big-wheel-with-tiny-tires Japanese-sport-compact jittering and stiffness. The failure was sudden with only a minor humming before severe vibration, wheel drag, and almost a loss of steering. Recently, the identical failures occurred and the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired at the time of the complaint. Jul 22, 2014 Remove the wheel, the brake caliper with the mounting bracket and pads all together, the brake rotor, and the axle nut. The ride was firm enough, but the shock absorbers were clearly doing their job.
The car blind spot in the rear quarter was minimized with a small roof post, but being high off the ground makes parking or backing up an adventure. The seats help keep the driver in control: suede inserts in the form-fitting leather seats keep everyone. This is definitely a problem and life threatening issue. Towing capability rose to 7,500 pounds. The white-faced gauges had sharp backlighting at night; gauges were all sensibly placed, save for the AutoMeter oil temp gauge, inserted into the roof support. Please recall all 2003 to 2006 models for front bearing failure before someone is injured or killed.
The contact was able to resume; however, the failure continued to occur intermittently whenever making a turn. A thin coat of the silicone grease goes on the O-ring on the coil to make it easier to install in the cylinder head and to make the O-ring last longer. The interior had bolstered leather seats with black suede perforated inserts and a carbon-fiber leather trim steering wheel. Changes included front and rear strut assemblies, the rear sway bar, springs, and shock absorbers from Bilstein. Need assistance selecting the right Readylift Suspension, Inc. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500.
On December 11th 2009 I was driving to work on a smooth paved road when a humming began in the front of the truck. In a matter of 1-2 miles the passenger front wheel began vibrating hard and the vehicle started pulling hard to the right. The front fascia included brake ducts for cooling. Upon picking the truck up I was told that there had not been any previous problems as such with these trucks. We liked the little touches - overhead lights that go on when you press them, the universal garage door opener. Remedy: Dealers will replace the front hub and bearing units.
Under normal driving, it gives a nice, deep growl. It is obvious that Chrysler installed the same type of defective bearings in all the 04,05,06 and possibly newer Ram 1500 pickups. He took the vehicle to the dealer on three occasions, but they were unsuccessful in identifying the cause of the failure. . The contact was able to resume; however, the failure continued to occur intermittently whenever making a turn.
Install the coil on the plug, then put the 10 mm nut back on to fasten the coil down. Soak everything with penetrant, loosen the bolts a few turns and try hitting right on the bolt heads. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. I only had to use the aluminum spacer on the bottom of the strut assembly to achieve the results I was looking for. The replacements were also lacking grease and again need replaced after only 5,000 miles. Like the production truck, it had an inch-lower ride height and four-wheel disc Viper brakes with fascia mounted brake ducts.
It is obvious that Chrysler installed the same type of defective bearings in all the 04,05,06 and possibly newer Ram 1500 pickups. We think people who buy it will continue to enjoy it. I checked the suspension the next day and found the passenger front hub bearing worn out and severely loose. Druing the trip we hear a slight humming noise coming from under the vehicle. To reassemble, reverse the steps, being careful to torque the axle nut to the proper spec. Good product but I wish the spacer would have keyed in the strut instead of just relying on the strength of the bolts. The dealer ship was closed when left and contact was made with them the following day for them to check it and make repairs.
Torque the coil nut to 8 N-m. Clean the hole and grease everything and fit new bearings Posted on Feb 15, 2009 Install the cylinder heads. The satin silver-faced gauges used Viper graphics. Visibility is surprisingly good within the limits of its form. The replacements were also lacking grease and again need replaced after only 5,000 miles.
The engine was still made at the Conner Avenue plant in Michigan, and shipped to Saltillo, Mexico where the truck was made. He fears that the tire will detach from the vehicle due to the front wheel bearings. The Viper engine is smooth and calm, easily controlled and giving the feel of an ordinary truck V8, as long as the throttle is kept in the usual operating range; the automatic reacts just like the standard Dodge truck transmissions. This is definitely a problem and life threatening issue. The Viper engine is smooth and calm, easily controlled and giving the feel of an ordinary truck V8, as long as the throttle is kept in the usual operating range; the automatic reacts just like the standard Dodge truck transmissions.