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Old 02-15-2009, 03:47 PM
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Hey guys, new member here. I recently bought a 2001 Ram quad cab with the 5.9 magnum. Its got the factory offroad package, and has 100,000 miles on it.

Anyway, when I accelerate slowly from a stop I hear a grinding noise about half the time. It seems to be coming from the drivers side, toward the front of the vehicle. If I accelerate from a stop slowly I'll hear it, if I give it a little more gas than usual, I don't usually hear anything.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:04 PM
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It sounds similar to my 95 chevy 5 speed when the clutch was going out, thats the best way I can think of to explain it.
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:15 PM
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Sounds like a caliper is is not sliding freely.
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A break caliper? Interesting. That doesn't sound like too tough of a fix.
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nah jack it up pull the tire and wheel off and spin the front rotor if its not scrubbing than thats not it. see if you can get somone to stand buy your truck when you take off, they might can get a better idea of where its coming from. good luck let us know
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Thanks guys, I'll keep you posted!
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The noise was gone today. Could the caliper have broken loose?
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could have been a rock!? all is well then
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hey guys could it be a worn out bearing?
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