Go Back   DodgeForum.com > Dodge Trucks > Dodge Ram > 2nd Gen Ram Tech
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


2nd Gen Ram Tech 1994-2001 Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve the 1994 through 2001 Rams. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.

Squeaking noise???

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-09-2006, 11:25 PM
2001OffroadRam 2001OffroadRam is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location:
Posts: 64
Default Squeaking noise???

I just bought a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 Off Road, I just noticed that it is making a squeaking noise from the front end while moving only when I'm turning right, even slightly... but not when turning left, any idea what this could be?

Thanks
This ad is not displayed to registered and logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Dodge Forums!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-09-2006, 11:36 PM
whiteram00 whiteram00 is offline
Captain
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location:
Posts: 531
Send a message via Yahoo to whiteram00
Default RE: Squeaking noise???

sound like a bushing maybe,i have the same prob but mine is coming from the back,only squeaking when i hit a hole under 30mph,any suggestion
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-10-2006, 01:18 AM
2001OffroadRam 2001OffroadRam is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location:
Posts: 64
Default RE: Squeaking noise???

Yea I was kinda suspecting bushing, I looked at the front and the bushings look kinda worn and cracked, I wonder if I could lubricate them somehow or if It would be best just to replace them?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-10-2006, 01:36 AM
The Burning Rom The Burning Rom is offline
Record Breaker
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,415
Send a message via AIM to The Burning Rom
Default RE: Squeaking noise???

Quote:
ORIGINAL: whiteram00
sound like a bushing maybe,i have the same prob but mine is coming from the back,only squeaking when i hit a hole under 30mph,any suggestion
Sounds like a leaf spring squeak to me. It's definitely worth checking out. There's a TSB out for it here: http://dodgeram.info/tsb/2000/02-04-00.htm

As far as the thread goes, if it's only when turning in a certain direction, it could be a wheel bearing or a U-joint. I currently have a Silverado in my garage that squeaked when turning left but not right. The passenger side wheel bearing was worn BADLY. [:'(]
__________________
TB Spacer Myth (Click Here)

COMING SOON! TBR billet fuel injector spacers! []
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-10-2006, 01:52 AM
2001OffroadRam 2001OffroadRam is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location:
Posts: 64
Default RE: Squeaking noise???

How do you go about checking a wheel bearing? Is it hard to replace one?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-10-2006, 11:47 PM
theshocker theshocker is offline
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lexington,KY
Posts: 423
Default RE: Squeaking noise???

I have a 2001 off-road that makes a noise when turning right as well. Is it almost like a rubbing/skeaking sound? I can feel it in the steering as well. I have noticed that it does it worse in the morning, after the afternoon heat it seems not to do it as bad. I think to check for a bad wheel bearing you jack the tire off the ground, push the top or bottom of the tire and see if there is any play there. If the hub moves you have problems. There is a site called pavementsucks.com that has directions on how to trouble shoot and fix alot of problems. Best of luck to you. Let me know if you come up with anything. One more thing , do you have tire cupping problems? My tires are cupping a little and I found out that can be due to loose suspension parts ie(bad bearings) or old shocks. I have the original shocks on my truck so I am going to go the shock route and hope that fixes the problem.
__________________
2001 5.9 offroad
Fastman 52mm TB
Imco SS exhaust
Magnaflo hi-flow cat
K&N round intake
Mopar bull-bar
2"leveling kit

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-11-2006, 04:40 AM
Ram_Sport Ram_Sport is offline
Record Breaker
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: St.Clair, MI
Posts: 1,196
Default RE: Squeaking noise???

omg this has been buggin me for a while, so i have just pulled out my hair and lived with it thus far, but going straight, slow and windows down i can hear what seams to be crickets (the way it sounds) coming from front end im thinking since its constant maybe something attached and moving circular w/ the tire, it sounds annoying and i can stop the noise by turning hard or swaying side to side making it go away a little bit but its there and annoying.. the entire frontend was redone at the dealer cause they sold it to me unsafe and many parts were needing replaced and they did it to make vehicle safe, so i cant imagine anything up there being bad only <10,000 miles on it...
__________________
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 5.2L RC SB
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 5.7L QC SB
2001 Chrysler LHS 3.5L HO
2004 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-11-2006, 05:48 AM
ChaoticBastard ChaoticBastard is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location:
Posts: 89
Default RE: Squeaking noise???

I would say Ujoints,or Wheel bearings.Just becuase it was replaced recently doesnt mean it didnt wear prematurely.
__________________
96 Ram 1500 SLT 5.2 Magnum
94 Jeep Cherokee 4.5RE Lift 33x10.50's Built
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-11-2006, 07:17 AM
Tempsho Tempsho is offline
Professional
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location:
Posts: 210
Default RE: Squeaking noise???

Quote:
ORIGINAL: Ram_Sport

omg this has been buggin me for a while, so i have just pulled out my hair and lived with it thus far, but going straight, slow and windows down i can hear what seams to be crickets (the way it sounds)
That's EXACTLY the sound my Ram just started making!!! You only hear it when your going straight (sometimes at a slight turn) and going slowly (like less than highway speeds) I dont hear it when I hit dips in the road, but I do when I hit cracks or sudden quick jolts. And it does sound like crickets!!! It is driving me absolutely bananas!!

Anybody else have this problem?

I haven’t had a front end inspection for a while, so maybe something is wearing out? I cant tell where its coming from, but it does sound like the front – middle of the truck. [:@]
__________________
99 Sport 4x4
- one tons (D60/D80)
- 35" Geolander MT's on 16x9 Moto Metal 951 (black)
- 3" Suspension
- 3" PA Body Lift
- Borgeson steering shaft
- DDS brace
- Flowmaster 10 Series
- Line-X'd: Flares, Rockers, Wheel Wells, Box
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-11-2006, 12:26 PM
wildwolf59 wildwolf59 is offline
Professional
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location:
Posts: 214
Send a message via Yahoo to wildwolf59
Default RE: Squeaking noise???

yeah mine is making the same noise and i couldnt figure it out so i let it go for a while and now it is bad enuff i have pinpointed it to the ball joints.....you cant grease them so you have to just replace them....if that is wrong with your guys trucks ......but i can lay under there and have someone turn the wheel a little and FEEL the squeak now!!!!! so i guess i will just replace them anyway!!!!!
__________________
NEWLY TRANSFORMED 2000 DODGE RAM QUAD OWNER
Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2006, 12:26 PM
 
 
 
Reply




Tags
2006, car, cricket, dodge, left, noise, ram, silverado, squeak, squeaks, squeaky, squealing, straight, turning, wheels

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join DodgeForum
Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:19 AM.

Internet Brands, Inc.


Contact Details & Emails