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Old 03-16-2011, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2001, 2500 steering wheel vibration?

Whats with all this vibration I have in the steering wheel when I start and drive this 2001, 2500 Dodge Ram I`m thinking about buying? Tx, before I buy.
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When and how its it vibrating. Could be old hard tires, tire tread, front suspension components, or power steering pump.
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When and how its it vibrating. Could be old hard tires, tire tread, front suspension components, or power steering pump.
Tx for the reply, actually it only does it at idle. you put your hands on the steering wheel and you get this vibration. Once you start driving it stops right away. Maybe a motor mount? Thing is, only the steering wheel vibrates. Would a power steering pump do that?
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Check for a 2" round steel weight glued to one of the pressure hoses coming off the pump. Dodge had a recall years ago with vibration problems in the wheel. Turns out it was a harmonic in the hoses. They glued a weight to the pressure line and it absorbed the pulses. Started in the 03 model years but I have seen it in older years as well. If the truck doesn't have it, grab a weight of about 1-2lbs, tie strap it to the hose ane see if the vibe goes away.
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Check for a 2" round steel weight glued to one of the pressure hoses coming off the pump. Dodge had a recall years ago with vibration problems in the wheel. Turns out it was a harmonic in the hoses. They glued a weight to the pressure line and it absorbed the pulses. Started in the 03 model years but I have seen it in older years as well. If the truck doesn't have it, grab a weight of about 1-2lbs, tie strap it to the hose ane see if the vibe goes away.
I will check it. TX.
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No problem. Let me know what you find.
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