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Old March 23rd, 2009, 09:55 AM   #1
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2003 dodge ram

i have a dodge ram and i shimmy down the high way and wondering what it could be i just had both wheel bears changed. could it be the tie rods or ball joints? just wondering if any one would know. i know i shimmy could be caused but an out of balance tire or bent rim. i will take me truck in to get my tire rotated and make sure the tires are balanced.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 04:01 PM   #2
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sounds like a good place to start. also if you have a floor jack pick up each front wheel about an inch or so off the ground by the lower control arm so as the jack doesn't interfer with the tire. grab the tire top and bottom and see if it can be moved in and out. also pry up on it to have someone watch for a worn ball joint while prying
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 05:46 PM   #3
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I have seen this a bunch of times. COULD be when the rotors were removed a piece of rust fell down between the hub and the rotor and it is cocked on there. Good luck.
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solved yet? did you have a shimmy before these bearings were changed?
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Old April 15th, 2009, 10:06 AM   #5
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yea my tires were out of balance i think. i rotated them and go tthem balanced the other day. i still have a little vibration but i think that could be because my ball joints and tie rods might be going bad.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 03:02 PM   #6
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i think that could be because my ball joints and tie rods might be going bad.
Well, when you start a thread for that, don't call it "2003 Dodge Ram". You have two threads named that already.

Name the thread title according to the actual issue. It will get confusing and you'll get less responses since you won't get the attention of people who are experienced with your problem (because they won't see the problem in the Forum Index).
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