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99 Dodge Ram 2500 Help (Again)

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by jjfinn, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. jjfinn

    jjfinn Member
    Messages: 56

    My Dodge is doing like a popping in the front end when turning the wheels. I have replaced trac bar, ball joints, steering damper, gear box, I think that is all.. But I still have a popping, Can anyone help I am so tried of dumping money into this truck.

    Thanks Again

    Josh
     
  2. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    That's what happens when you turn while you are in 4x4. Especially if you are turning tight, or on a surface where you are getting decent traction. Does the problem go away when you take it out of 4x4?
     
  3. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    Could be sway bar links, I have done several dodges that had the poping sound, easy fix.
     
  4. jjfinn

    jjfinn Member
    Messages: 56

    Hasn't been in four wheel drive. Does it whether its a tight turn or I am swinging it wide, basically every-time I turn the wheel.

    Thanks

    Josh
     
  5. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    Oh man sorry I'll kick myself in the balls then!
     
  6. jjfinn

    jjfinn Member
    Messages: 56

    Its all good I am just wondering how concerned I should be. I dont wanna break something and be seriously screwed. Should I leave the plow off until I figure out what the problem is? Its just I take it to the repair shop and I am told what until it gets worse and It will be easier to figure out.
     
  7. jjfinn

    jjfinn Member
    Messages: 56

    Anyone have any Ideas????
     
  8. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    Did ya look at the sway bar links?
     
  9. DHDB

    DHDB Member
    Messages: 94

    Check the Sway=Bar linkage. Does the "popping sound" happen once during a turn, or mulitple times?
     
  10. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I was thinking a u joint by the hub assembly.
     
  11. jjfinn

    jjfinn Member
    Messages: 56

    Only pops one time no matter which way I am turning the wheel. I am gonna be checking the sway bar links but I dont have a garage and its so cold here right now.
     
  12. fourspeedfish

    fourspeedfish Member
    Messages: 70

    Thats where i would start looking.
     
  13. bigmudder77

    bigmudder77 Senior Member
    from wooster
    Messages: 125

    dont remember what its called but its a steering bar that use to do that with mine get under it and have some one turn the wheel you will hear it better and get a better idea where its at when your down there looking at stuff
     
  14. DHDB

    DHDB Member
    Messages: 94

    (1) clunk = check sway bar linkage (threaded vertical rod) I had them replaced last year, no clunk.