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Offline RAMItDown

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Death Wobble OR my Power Steering is gone/going?
« on: January 11, 2012, 08:58:53 pm »
So, in early December, i noticed my truck was whining, so i added some DOT-3 (like an idiot)..... i shouold say i added quite a bit, really, like one of those economy bottles for through out a week.  However, through out that week, if i hit a pot hole ataround 35 or higher, my whole front end would shake, dangerously.  The only fix was to either jerk the wheel real quick, or pull over.  So, after narrowing the PS problem to a rusted line, i replaced the part/lines on the farward lower part of the engine.  However, i am still getting the wobble on the highway, and on surface roads (although less deadly).  What i want to know is; did filling my resevoir with DOT-3 and not ATF fluid burn out my PS?  Or does the "Death Wobble" just pop up after time?  Thanks for the help, guys!

Forgot to mention that it's a 95 ram V8 Mag
« Last Edit: January 11, 2012, 09:02:12 pm by RAMItDown »
So what if i'm turning my Ram into a Decepticon?  Not like it's THAT sad......ok, it is that sad.... ;)

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Re: Death Wobble OR my Power Steering is gone/going?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 09:42:12 pm »
try checking your steering components like your tie rod ends and drag link ends ... also try jacking it up and checking the ball  joints and wheel bearings.  using a pry bar check your track bar. any of these parts gone can cause you to have a wobble in the front. Usually if the power steering pump is gone you will have a difficult time turning the wheel.

Id also drain the fluid and run atf through it for safe measure.
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Re: Death Wobble OR my Power Steering is gone/going?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 02:55:54 pm »
Thanks for the response, Jcodner,  I just need to wait for a decent of a day to get under the beast to check those.  It's just weird that it started RIGHT when my power steering leak occurred.
So what if i'm turning my Ram into a Decepticon?  Not like it's THAT sad......ok, it is that sad.... ;)

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Re: Death Wobble OR my Power Steering is gone/going?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 07:54:46 am »
Nothing like a good death wooble to wake you up!!!  :eek:



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Re: Death Wobble OR my Power Steering is gone/going?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2012, 03:16:47 pm »
Definitely drain/flush, but the death wobble is a separate issue, just a coincidence.  I've had it on a third gen, and my current second gen. Third gen ended up being control arms.second gen was a broken lower ball joint :eek:  so take your time and look at everything.fine be afraid to use aprybar tyu give a little extra leverage. I couldn't  tell my ball joint was bad  bare handed. Good luck
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