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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2005, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Semi OT: Death wobble in a brand new Dodge Ram.

I bought a 2004 2500 quad cab hemi auto 4x4 last summer.
I have 6000 miles on the truck.
Recently the truck has developed death wobble when I hit a series of large bumps on the highway.
I am bringing it into the dealer Monday but would like some opinions on what is wrong.
Here are the symptoms:
Happens with cruise set at 70 mph when suspension is cold (New England).
I hit a series of bumps going over a bridge.
Truck starts shaking violently like it is going to fall apart.
Have to slow down to 40 mph to get it to stop.
If the suspension is warmed up (after driving for awhile) the shaking is only mild and the truck recovers without slowing down.

As you can imagine, this is dangerous. Slowing down quickly on the highway is not good. And if this happened while going around a corner I may go off the road.

Anyone else have this problem?
Did I buy a lemon?

I posted this on the Dodge site also but I know that a lot of Jeep people also have a Dodge.
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Re: Semi OT: Death wobble in a brand new Dodge Ra

Weird on a new truck. Maybe a bad bushing or loose bolt on a track bar. Maybe with use the bushing expands and everthing is ok, but I doubt that. Have you gone under the truck to make sure the suspension is tight?
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Re: Semi OT: Death wobble in a brand new Dodge Ram.

Yeah Id check the trac bar, that usually causes a wobble. COupld be a warped rotor, but probably not fromthe way you described it. Get under there and check to see if anythings loose. I have a dodge and get on here alot, they are very helpful and maybe you could search..... dodge talk
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