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Shudder in steering wheel slow left turn


Old 01-19-2018, 04:31 AM
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 PU during low speed left turn from stop causing shudder feeling in steering wheel and same type of noise. Does it intermittently. Anyone know what could be cause.

Recently had front calipers , rotors and pads replaced. Also had a bad left front hub and bearing replaced. They replaced bearing again today to rule out possible bad part and flushed out power steering lines to bleed out possible air and pressure checked power steering system for leaks. No leaks found.

Was told front end tight but could be start of a power steering rack or pump problem. Don’t want to start replacing parts on a guess and still have problem but am concerned for safety reasons.

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Old 01-19-2018, 01:03 PM
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2 or 4 wd? That makes a difference .......
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Old 01-19-2018, 04:15 PM
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2 wheel 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7 liter Hemi Thunder Road Edition

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Old 01-20-2018, 03:32 PM
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2wd, front end work just completed. Rules out 4wd CV and rules out bearing hub.
New brakes service ... possibility of brake calliper is not sliding freely on the pins. Sticking, not releasing properly.
Other possibilities sends us to looking at the back. Specifically the limited slip differential, no slipping and causing tire scrubbing. Have you had the rear diff serviced (oil change) recently or anytime over the past 1000 miles? What oil was put in it and was limited slip additive put in?
Next would be a transmission or torque convertor issue. How is the transmission oil level. Same question, when was it last serviced. There is a known issue with some of the transmission filters that causes oil pickup problems. Low oil flow shows up as a shudder (torque convertor) or slippage (trans clutches)

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