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Noise when driving??

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by vmj, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    Have a almost rattle noise when driving down road.... it stops when u let of peddle... its not a belt squeal... Driving me nuts!!!!
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Turn up the radio that will fix it
     
  3. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    lol that's what I was thinking.....
     
  4. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,285

    what year what size engine
     
  5. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    07 5.7 hemi
     
  6. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,888

    I had a nasty noise in my dodge and it droveme nuts. After i dropedthe wifeoff, it went away, and i was so happy. Picked her back,up a few hours later and that damn noise came back....


    Oh well... :blush2:
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    :laughing:Thumbs Up
     
  8. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,285

    I think her sister lives in Chicago
     
  9. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,285

    can you get the noise to happen in park when you rev it up
     
  10. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    no it does not do it then...
     
  11. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,888

    Could you be a bit more descriptive ? Rattle that stops, but then you talk about not being a squeal.....

    MORE INFO NEEDED..

    Does it do it in reverse ?

    Low gears ? (shift it in Low)

    Neutral while coasting ?

    Bumpy road / vs / smooth road ?



    So... ?
     
  12. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    when powerin down the road... stoops when let off peddle.... truck also has a shimmy now... WTF!! lol
     
  13. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    hard to describe..... not a squeal of a belt..
     
  14. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,285

    U joint ? they usually squeak anything's possible, transfer case noise? start with the obvious check front end any loose exhaust system hangers brackets
     
  15. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,285

    does the shimmy happen when you accelerate or when you let off the gas
     
  16. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    been under truck a bunch of times now... lol don't c anything. Shimmy is ther once truck is up two speed even when not on peddle... getting aggravated with this because the truck is new to mw.. it only has 16,750 miles on it.....
     
  17. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,285

    does it happen in 2 wheel drive or four wheel drive or both the shimmy that is
     
  18. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    happens in both
     
  19. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,888

    Chock the wheels. E brake on.

    Put the truck in neutral (engine shut off)

    Get underneath and twist the driveshaft while looking at the u-joints. there should be NO PLAY, and no rust colored dust where the caps meet the trunnion.


    Shimmy could be caused by bad tire, so jack up each wheel and slowly rotate it, and look for a tire that has "egged" out. if it's taller in one part of the tire, you've developed a bad belt in the tire, and you would have to replace it.

    17000 miles on a 7 year old truck ????? really ?
     
  20. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Bearing?...............