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04 Dodge Ram 4x4 question

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by snowtire, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. snowtire

    snowtire Junior Member
    from NY NY
    Messages: 3

    Not sure if this is the right place for this question but.....
    I just put on a Western "pro plow" 8ft with ultra-mount,all of a sudden I'm hearing a strange noise coming from the front end (popping), as I'm driving and stopping. It seems to only happen when I'm leaving a stop light & slowing to stop. When the plow is off ,the noise is gone.
    I know these plows are heavy so I'm thinking the noise might be U-joints??
    Any thoughts??
  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    Could be, also check the ball joints
  3. Dodge Plow Pwr

    Dodge Plow Pwr Senior Member
    Messages: 568

    1500, 2500???:help: Also is it only in 4x4 mode or in 2wd?
  4. snowtire

    snowtire Junior Member
    from NY NY
    Messages: 3

    Thanks to all that have answered..... seems that the joint at the end of each front wheel is bad...in fact one was so bad the cap came of the u-joint!!
  5. Raconteur

    Raconteur Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 138

    I traded my 04 2500 Hemi @28K mi . I had the front Ujoints 4 times (under warranty ) It was a great truck except it ate u joints
  6. Kale Lawn

    Kale Lawn Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 107