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Old 10-08-2009, 06:52 PM
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Default 2005 Ram 2500 noises

2005 Ram 2500 Cummins 4x4 auto.
Noticed a noise from the front end about 2 months ago AFTER SPENDING 9 WEEKS IN LOCAL DEALER GARAGE TO REPLACE BOTH FRONT AND REAR RING AND PINIONS, SEALS, DRIVE SHAFTS, UPPER/LOWER BALL JOINTS, U-JOINTS AND AXLE SHAFTS AND........... Never mind.....past that now.
The noise seems to come only when the truck is "hot" highway driven only. Stop at light or sign, turn the wheel and slowly accelerate and there is a slight grinding noise as if it were a bearing or???? but only when turning, left or right does not matter, once above 10 mph it goes away. Does not happen when leaving a stop going straight. HATE to take back to dealer if there is a fix I can do.
Anyone experience similar issues?
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:22 PM
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I am having the same issue with my 04 2500 4x4 quad cab long bed, the dealer could not figure it out, they said they will start just changing parts at my expense! Let me know what you figure out, and ill do the same
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:58 PM
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Dealer said the transfer case is binding.....the front pinion seal is leaking again so i will be taking it to the dealer today, will let you know what they find out!
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:21 AM
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My old 01 ram did that occasionally. It was my U-Joint. It more did the pop and snap thing though. It could also be the wheel hub. Jack up the front end and check the wheel play and movement.
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:10 AM
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Mine did the same thing but the front and rear tires were at slight ly different wear heights. New tires and the problem dissappeared.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:34 AM
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I have a 2003 2500 quad cab 4x4 and have the exact same issue only I hear it in the rear end. I have had the rear end looked at, they say its fine, replaced u joints and rebalanced driveshaft. I also get the noise when backing and turning when warm also. Real noisy after pulling heavy weight. Anxouis to hear what you find!!!
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:40 AM
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Ok, so, they replaced the AAM front pinion seal that was seeping(again), they could not find the knocking noise sound etc.... picked truck up, while driving home I could hear the knocking, clanking noise but on top of that I am now experiencing a vibration at 60 65 70 etc...high speed vibration....took it back, took the shop foreman and service manager for a drive, they felt the vibration/noise and they now heard the clunking/knocking noise I was talking about, asked them to put it on the rack and run it in 4wd..... Transfercase was clanking like a blown rat motor......T-case shot to hell!!
The service Manager replaced the transfercase and that noise has been subdued.
I still have the vibration at "high" speeds. I have had 5 R&P's in that frickin front end and 3 in the rear. I do NOT drive stupid or abuse my truck in anyway. seems like every time they replace the pinion seal, something else goes wrong. the vibration was not there before they replaced pinion seal...... and the "beat" goes on!!!!!!!!!!!!
My name is Ram and I have a full tank but I spend most of my life at the dealer shop!!
Made another appt with dealer to hopefully settle vibration issue.
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:03 PM
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When the front drive line was rebuilt----if the yokes aren't in the same spot they were in relation to the driveline, you may be getting a vibration from that. I was warned before I did mine, and a simple white stripe down the drive line before I took it apart solved the possibility.
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:37 PM
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Sounds like a damn good place for them to start. I also recommended that they remove the front driveshaft then take it for a drive.....! Troubleshooting seems to be thier weak point.
As many times as they have had this truck in their shop...The service Manager Albert Disch takes it in every time without a complaint and apologizes! Kudos to him @ Lithia Santa Fe, NM.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:17 AM
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Ok, new transfer case! The vibration was cleared up through the pinion race that was damaged from what I am assuming when they replaced the pinion seal they over torqued the thrust bearing or.....you know how some idiot shop monkeys like to use air guns instead or torque wrenches!!!!
Same "POP" and grind. Only happens when I am stopped, turn wheel about 5deg and accelerate or let it idle roll and the pop starts. I am on this too that it is a ujoint but.....every u-joint and driveshaft are brand new! Taking it in on the 22nd .....AGAIN!!!
MY NAME IS RAM, I LIVE IN THE DEALER SHOP, I TOW NOTHING AS I AM UNRELIABLE!!!
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I think at this point I'd be trying a new dealer (or repair shop if it's not warranty). It does appear that they can't troubleshoot worth a lick and since the issue initially started AFTER they touched it, I'd be hesitant to let them touch it again...
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:24 AM
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Alrighty then!! I removed the front drive shaft without letting anyone know!
Took the service Manager for ride in truck, placed truck in reverse, a slight turn of the steering wheel to the left, let truck idle in reverse, clunk....clunk....clunk.....The rear R&P is shot with all bearings etc.....AGAIN! they opened up rearend last week, Manager said it looked as if the rear end was ran without oil, which is not the case, but it got so hot it turned R&P blue!!!!! dealer now have the parts, should have another update on Thursday or Friday of this week. This is the 4th Ring & Pinion in that rear end!!!
I think it is a setup issue with r&p....Supposedly, these are not shimmed but they have an internal adjustment. Anyone know about these?
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:58 PM
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Okay..... Still had that pop, bing, grind noise.....took back to dealer....they said "rear R&P shot to hell!!" They replaced rear R&P...Service manager still heard a noise....new transmission has been ordered and will arrive tomorrow!
So far front repairs; 6 R&P's, new ujoints in front axle shafts, new front drive shaft x2.
rear repairs; 4 R&P's, new rear driveshaft.
New transfercase
Now, new transmission!!!!


obviously they do not know how to setup a R&P. WTF, 96,000 miles and everything but the motor will be new. I am sure, and will bet money, that the rear and front R&P will need to be replaced around 115k miles!!!
I have been telling them that the torque converter has a "shudder" ever since 36k miles. Guess they are now listening me......
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I think at this point I'd be trying a new dealer (or repair shop if it's not warranty). It does appear that they can't troubleshoot worth a lick and since the issue initially started AFTER they touched it, I'd be hesitant to let them touch it again...

I second that!!
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i would want a new truck. i would talk to a lawyer about the lemon law process.
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:08 PM
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Unfortunately, the lemon law here in NM is only for the first year. All was fine till they replaced the rear pinion seal @ 36k miles then the front......No other Dodge dealer will take on this "old" warranty work. All refused!!
The service manager told me that his shop foreman recently attended a school for R&P setup. Maybe they have it right this time.... I have spoke to my Corp. lawyer and advice is very slim. Almost like I am out on the ocean on a rickety ol' wooden raft made by Dodge! Service manager is a GOOD guy. Takes truck everytime, never makes a neg comment. Serv Manager was told transmission is in and it is perfect!! he is driving it today to ensure. Will post with results soon!
Hopefully this post will help someone else.
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I used to work for a Dodge Dealer in Northern CA and I can tell you there are good techs, great techs and then shop monkeys... The guys that are great techs actually look to find and solve a ptoblem, the others throw parts at things until they finally get it right. I highly doubt that all the things you listed have been broken at all but in haste to fix the problem they "find" these issues. I am on my second Cummins and I have never had a single drive line problem in either truck, the 01 had 180,000 highly abused and overloaded life the 05 not as much but has been just fine. I cannot even think of the last transfer case I have seen on these trucks failed other than when blown apart sled pulling or some idiot driving around in 4wd all the time.
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I have a 2005 Dodge Ram diesel 2500 and i have a knocking noise. i know it has something to do with my drive shaft. At first i took the drive shaft out and had all the joints replaced and i put it back in a the knocking is still there. It didnt make the knocking noise when i had the drive shaft out and now that i put it back in its back wtf??? any body have a clue what this might be?
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