2005 Ram Front End Rattle/Clunking (AT LAST FIXED TODAY)
UPDATE TO THIS THREAD PLEASE READ!!!
THIS WAS FIXED 2 WEEKS AGO, IT WAS THE RACK AND PINION SYSTEM CAUSING THE LOUD CLUNK/RATTLE. THEY REPLACED IT AND WALA, ITS AS SILENT AS A MOUSE WITH A HEMI IN ITS LITTLE PANTS LOL
SO IF YOU HAVE FRONT END NOISE ON A RAM PICKUP, PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE 7 PAGE THREAD.
ONE OF THE GUYS ON THIS FORUM PRINTED THIS ENTIRE THREAD OUT BROUGHT IT TO THE DEALER AND THEY
FIX HIS TRUCK (WHEN IT WAS OUT OF WARRANTY). WHAT A FANTASTIC DEAL HUH?
Hello Guys and Gals.
I need your help badly. I have this issue that is driving me bonkers. I have a 2005 Ram Quad Cab with the four wheel drive. Mint condition with 16,000 miles on it is all . Last year I started to hear a clunking sound coming from the front endwhen on a gravel road or just little wash board type bumps. Being the truck is still under warranty I brought it to the dealer and they replaced the upper and lower ball joints and also the lower control arms. I still have the same issue and they tell me I will have to wait until it gets worse for them to track it down. The service adviser and the service manager admit they can both hear it as plain as day and cant figure it out. I test drove a 2005 they had on there lot and it was a quite as a mouse. So I am hoping more than anything one of you have seen or heard of this and can point me in the right direction.
Thingsthe dealer has done to try to fix the issuewith ZERO luck,
Tookfront shocks off to make sure that was not the issue, Still made the noise with no shocks installed
Checked hood mounts
Tightened cross member and torsion bar bolts
Replaced all sway bar bushings
Took both step bars off
Replaced the upper and lower ball Joints
Replaced the lower control arms.
Installed factory tires and wheels
And many more things they havent told me Im sure
They say they went over the entire front end with a fine tooth comb, had the truck for a week too.
ANY IDEAS WHAT TO DO? Brand new truck still and sounds like it’s going to fall apart when on a bumpy surface
Thank you so much in advance