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2008 dodge ram 1500 hemi 4x4 big horn PROBLEMS!!

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Old 12-11-2009, 08:57 AM
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Default 2008 dodge ram 1500 hemi 4x4 big horn PROBLEMS!!

at 27k miles I started hearing a bad rattle in front end drivers side.. took to dealer ,they said both outer tie rods were loose and replaced both tie rods..well this did not get rid of rattle( sounds like your going over rr tracks slow,just driving down smooth road).... i took it back and now they were saying the shocks were blown...27k!!! ,they also said no warranty on the new mopar ones.........
so I decided to have after market ones put on from auto zone as they have lifetime warranty.......and why would I put the exact same ones on that blew at 27k miles !!!!!!!!!!!!

auto zone ordered replacements for my year make model,when they came in they looked different then the ones on it,so they ordered another set,they as well looked different,we crawled under and looked ...found out that NO ONE but MOPAR makes replacement shocks yet for my style ....inside spring

so I was forced to have mopar ones put back on...........well STILL having the rattle after these were put on
i had my mechanic look at it ,we found bracket that holds shock needed replaced and stab links,,,,,had this done and rattle was gone ...for 1000 miles ......WELL THE RATTLE IS BACK ....sounds like suspension is shaking and rattling..........ANYONE ELSE GOT THIS PROBLEM? and what is it!!! we also can see where the coil spring has rubbed frame!!! this is a 2008 and I should not of had to replace tie rods and shocks yet anyhow....
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:21 PM
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I have 2007 Laramie quad cab, driver side tie rod bad after 5000 miles, shock leaking after 2000 miles, 10000 miles started to hear bad clunk noise from driver side and worse damping, it is bad original I bought new bilstein HD front shocks and the ckunk noise is gone and my truck is soooo much better, it is like a totally different truck. Those shocks should fit your model too. I didnt want to buy broken original shocks again
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:24 PM
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I bought my Bilsteins HD from shockwearhouse.com
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:33 PM
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Seems like a crap shoot with the '06+ coil over front ends. A LOT of guys have nothing but problems, a LOT of guys have problems when they try to level or lift the front end and many lift the hell out of it, abuse it, and report no problems at all!

As for shocks not being available for the '06+ coil over fronts, there are many brands that are out there. I know for a fact there are Monroes, Ranchos and Bilsteins for it, plus Rancho and Bilstein even make all-in-one shock and lift kits for your truck...
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:58 PM
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Check your sway bar bushings and mounts on the front cross member. They have the nuts welded to a plate inside the frame and my plate broke in half and allowed the bolts to back out.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:56 AM
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I have a 2008 Dodge 1500 w/hemi that has 22,000 miles and it has a rattle that sounds like the one you have. I took it to dealership last monday and they told me they couldn't find any problems. It is loud enough that my mother-in-law that has a hearing problem can hear it. Taking it back tomorrow because I had a local mechanic put it on the rack yesterday and found another problem. The rack and pinion was leaking fluid. Did you ever get your rattle stop for good?
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:45 AM
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I bought my truck with 21k and had my driver side tie rod replaced at 26k. Have 28k now and no noises. I plan to install Bilsteins semi-soon tho.
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auto zone ordered replacements for my year make model,when they came in they looked different then the ones on it,so they ordered another set,they as well looked different,we crawled under and looked ...found out that NO ONE but MOPAR makes replacement shocks yet for my style ....inside spring
I just had new Rancho 5000's put on the front end of my 2007. There are definitely replacement struts out there. For the Rancho 5000's, the part number is RS5788 (for stock length). Bilstein's are also available.

Also, I had the driver's side tie rod replaced at about 29k miles.... 4 wheel parts was doing my alignment (which they never did well), but they found the bad tie rod, and just replaced it for free since they had a new one taken off another Ram which had just gotten a lift before being sold new).

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150 mile after I purchased my 07 QC at 43,000 I was seeing oil puddles in my driveway. Took a look under and one strut was leaking. Bring it back to the dealer and they replaced both struts for a $100 deductable but the still feel like crap. At 49,000 I had Cooper Zeons installed and while doin my alignment they noticed driver's side tie rod was bad....thanks for letting me know Dealership. Would like to put aftermarket all around.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:55 AM
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Default 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 Front Suspension Issues

30k Both Outer Tie Rods replaced. 30k Both Front shocks blown including both Shock mounts were cracked. Left wheel bearing failed due to shock issue. Windshield cracked because of hard ride cause by failed shocks! Dodge as of May of 2010 has recognized and corrected the shock problem with a change part. The replacements are a different geometry than the originals and look completely different than the stock defective units. Check to make sure oil residue is on your shocks that leaked out and have the dealer replace them with the new revised suspension components including the revised upper shock mounts. Check your wheel bearings as they probably took a pounding like mine. Here are the new part numbers from my invoice for reference:

5170298AH (Absorber- Suspension) x 2
55398091AB (Mount-Shock Upper) x 2

Hope this helps someone out there. Try to do this before your 3 year 36k warranty is up!
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:25 AM
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I know where you went wrong from the get go....Autozone

haha. I plan on getting Bilstein's @ 30k Whether I need them or not. But I did recently find out I have a bad axle seal on passenger rear. Figures... I just did the Diff. service....
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:28 PM
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Did you find the problem?

If you haven't already, see if you can isolate the problem to ball joints. I know they usually squeak when back. But, if I'm not mistaken, they can also cause the rattling as described. I know its a lot different car, but my 99 Audi A4 had these symptoms and it was the ball joints on the multi-link. A very similar concept.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:16 AM
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my 2007 Ram 1500 QC Big Horn just started making a rubbing/grinding type sound (low pitch not a squeak, not a clunk, not a rattle) when the left front goes over bumps, especially noticeable under low speed deep/high bumps like speed bumps or parking lot potholes/driveway ramp skirts. I bought the truck 3 weeks ago and it was fine.. figures.. not sure if I am looking at a bad shock, ball joint, CV joint, control arm bushing, tie rod, sway bar bushing or what... at least it came with a 45 day warranty - taking it in tomorrow..
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Seems like a crap shoot with the '06+ coil over front ends. A LOT of guys have nothing but problems, a LOT of guys have problems when they try to level or lift the front end and many lift the hell out of it, abuse it, and report no problems at all!

As for shocks not being available for the '06+ coil over fronts, there are many brands that are out there. I know for a fact there are Monroes, Ranchos and Bilsteins for it, plus Rancho and Bilstein even make all-in-one shock and lift kits for your truck...
Hammer, I was just looking at the Rancho all-in-one shock and level kits. Do you know any more about them? What is a fair price for them?
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:15 PM
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my 2007 Ram 1500 QC Big Horn just started making a rubbing/grinding type sound (low pitch not a squeak, not a clunk, not a rattle) when the left front goes over bumps, especially noticeable under low speed deep/high bumps like speed bumps or parking lot potholes/driveway ramp skirts. I bought the truck 3 weeks ago and it was fine.. figures.. not sure if I am looking at a bad shock, ball joint, CV joint, control arm bushing, tie rod, sway bar bushing or what... at least it came with a 45 day warranty - taking it in tomorrow..
so dealer says they resolved the problem by moving the tire from the front to he back as it was "cupped" - tread concave or something.. sounds fishy - going to pick it up/test drive it now.. no charge at least..
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so dealer says they resolved the problem by moving the tire from the front to he back as it was "cupped" - tread concave or something.. sounds fishy - going to pick it up/test drive it now.. no charge at least..
Pissed... picked up car, still makes the noise, suspension still sucks AND lost my wheel lock. GRR
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Old 12-22-2010, 01:33 AM
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Default 2007 Ram 1500 2x4 Front end/ suspension noise

Not sure if Iím hearing what everyone else is, but Iíve noticed with my truck, the noise is nonexistent when the brakes are applied. Even if itís just slightly.
Iím also not sure what day Iím going to trade the thing in for a Nissan, but Iím afraid it will be sooner than later .
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Pissed... picked up car, still makes the noise, suspension still sucks AND lost my wheel lock. GRR
I forgot to update this thread.. Took it back in and decided not to leave until they fixed it. Told them it was the strut, they said it wasn't. I made them replace it.. FIXED!
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Isn't it sad when the consumer knows more than the "certified" techs???
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:33 AM
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Sure is Hammer and these "tech's" keep on plodding away until they stumble upon the real problem.
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