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National Bearing
2011 Ram Dakota Wheel Bearing - Rear National Bearing

P311-1C462E5    RP-6408  New

RP1559 , 1559 , RP6408 , BS226372 , BRK1559 , B351 , TRP1559TV , R1559

Qty:
$29.78
National Bearing Wheel Bearing  Rear
  • Multi Purpose Bearing
  • Axle Repair Bearing
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bore (Inch): 1.622
    • Feature 1: Designed To Be Used On Worn Axle Shafts
    • Feature 2: Precision Manufactured Using Premium-grade Steel For Outstanding Durability And Performance
    • Feature 3: Premium Double Seal Design Keeps Out Dirt And Contaminants And Retains Lubrication
    • Feature 4: Industry Leading Coverage
    • Feature 5: Professional Technicians Know They Can Depend On National
    • Outside Diameter (Inch): 2.576
    • Outside Diameter (MM): 65.430
    • Part Description: Axle Repair Bearing
    • Width (Inch): 1.550
    • Width (MM): 39.370
  • National Oil Seals & Bearings offer a full line of premium oil seals and bearings.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: National Bearing
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2011 - Ram Dakota Rear
National Bearing
2011 Ram Dakota Wheel Bearing - Rear National Bearing

P311-0BCC4ED    6408  New

AMFDB50185 , 68003414AA , 9440097 , 94400097 , FC67148.1 , JH16283 , 2931851 , RNU1559VSR12 , E3TW-1225AA , JM16283 , 03507898AB , E3TZ-1225AA , 051-4086 , 7451809 , 38-01116 , 7451275 , YR96A , FC67148.2 , FC67148.5 , 3507898 , JD8642 , 88927028 , 1559TV , 461689 , X44214 , ZZL1-26-175 , 513000 , JH13000 , BT1559TS , FDB50185 , 1559TS , R1559-TV , DB50185 , RNU45087 , 3744495 , ZZL0-26-175 , 6408 , 1559TSK , BS226108T , FC67148 , FJH16283 , 3507898AB , R-1559-TV , WB1256 , 15595140 , 5-2057 , E3TZ-1225A , R1559TV

Qty:
$16.19
National Bearing Wheel Bearing  Rear
  • Bearings
  • Standard Replacement Bearing
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bore (Inch): 1.622
    • Cylindrical Inner Race: Non-seperable
    • Feature 1: Premium Bearing Design Matches Oem Specifications
    • Feature 2: Precision Manufactured Using Premium-grade Steel For Outstanding Durability And Performance
    • Feature 3: Controlled Heat Treating Process For Lasting Performance And Extended Bearing Life
    • Feature 4: Industry Leading Coverage
    • Feature 5: Professional Technicians Know They Can Depend On National
    • Outside Diameter (Inch): 2.531
    • Outside Diameter (MM): 64.287
    • Part Description: Cylindrical Bearing Assembly
    • Width (Inch): 0.8624
    • Width (MM): 21.904
  • National Oil Seals & Bearings offer a full line of premium oil seals and bearings.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: National Bearing
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2011 - Ram Dakota Rear
National Bearing
2018 Ram 2500 Wheel Bearing - Rear Inner National Bearing

P311-205FA16    28682  New

831341M1 , TCAJ-4242A , 93331 , 181041 , 550401 , 5086774AA , 2140218 , 62AX436 , 0234011 , 94043748 , 45730 , 668102 , 4254540 , 530696R91 , 24589 , B5Y-4221A , E8W-4260 , 1687505 , E8N-4260 , 544727 , TR4355 , XJD55305 , D41538 , 111141H1 , 7451583 , 984364C91 , 1DL0315 , MA585CD , BT28682 , 864262 , 056643 , 105503H , RD41538 , BG57 , 742254 , 28682 , VT3464 , 927017 , 312747 , 97023962 , 95LX-4221 , 399767R91 , 10A26685 , XT128682 , 925174 , 9500993 , 69201 , 95LK-4221 , 234011 , BR28682 , 890107H1 , F28682 , H181524 , 5086744AA , 705472 , 70234011 , PE2735 , BA5021A , 192287 , 1T163 , 199287 , JD8952 , A300087 , 05086774AA , 95X28682 , 53430

Qty:
$21.98
National Bearing Wheel Bearing  Rear Inner
  • Bearings
  • Product Attributes:
    • Cone Bore (Inch): 2.2500
    • Cone Bore (MM): 57.1500
    • Cone Length (Inch): 0.9688
    • Cone Length (MM): 24.6080
    • Cone Radius (Inch): 0.1400
    • Cone Radius (MM): 3.5560
    • Feature 1: Premium Bearing Design Matches Oem Specifications
    • Feature 2: Precision Manufactured Using Premium-grade Steel For Outstanding Durability And Performance
    • Feature 3: Crowned Raceways And Rollers To Ensure Even Load Distribution For Maximum Life
    • Feature 4: Industry Leading Coverage
    • Feature 5: Professional Technicians Know They Can Depend On National
    • Part Description: Taper Bearing Cone
  • National Oil Seals & Bearings offer a full line of premium oil seals and bearings.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: National Bearing
Position: Rear Inner
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2018 - Ram 2500 Rear Inner
National Bearing
2018 Ram 3500 Wheel Bearing - Rear Inner National Bearing

P311-205FA16    28682  New

831341M1 , TCAJ-4242A , 93331 , 181041 , 550401 , 5086774AA , 2140218 , 62AX436 , 0234011 , 94043748 , 45730 , 668102 , 4254540 , 530696R91 , 24589 , B5Y-4221A , E8W-4260 , 1687505 , E8N-4260 , 544727 , TR4355 , XJD55305 , D41538 , 111141H1 , 7451583 , 984364C91 , 1DL0315 , MA585CD , BT28682 , 864262 , 056643 , 105503H , RD41538 , BG57 , 742254 , 28682 , VT3464 , 927017 , 312747 , 97023962 , 95LX-4221 , 399767R91 , 10A26685 , XT128682 , 925174 , 9500993 , 69201 , 95LK-4221 , 234011 , BR28682 , 890107H1 , F28682 , H181524 , 5086744AA , 705472 , 70234011 , PE2735 , BA5021A , 192287 , 1T163 , 199287 , JD8952 , A300087 , 05086774AA , 95X28682 , 53430

Qty:
$21.98
National Bearing Wheel Bearing  Rear Inner
  • Bearings
  • Single Rear Wheel
  • Product Attributes:
    • Cone Bore (Inch): 2.2500
    • Cone Bore (MM): 57.1500
    • Cone Length (Inch): 0.9688
    • Cone Length (MM): 24.6080
    • Cone Radius (Inch): 0.1400
    • Cone Radius (MM): 3.5560
    • Feature 1: Premium Bearing Design Matches Oem Specifications
    • Feature 2: Precision Manufactured Using Premium-grade Steel For Outstanding Durability And Performance
    • Feature 3: Crowned Raceways And Rollers To Ensure Even Load Distribution For Maximum Life
    • Feature 4: Industry Leading Coverage
    • Feature 5: Professional Technicians Know They Can Depend On National
    • Part Description: Taper Bearing Cone
  • National Oil Seals & Bearings offer a full line of premium oil seals and bearings.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: National Bearing
Position: Rear Inner
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2018 - Ram 3500 Rear Inner
National Bearing
2018 Ram 4500 Wheel Bearing - Rear Outer National Bearing

P311-2377BB2    39250  New

F81A-1240AA , F81Z 1240-AA , 550348 , BR39250 , 68036469AA , 6E7O-1244-AA , 39250 , 6E7Z-1244-AA , 454663

Qty:
$36.23
National Bearing Wheel Bearing  Rear Outer
  • Bearings
  • Product Attributes:
    • Cone Bore (Inch): 2.5000
    • Cone Bore (MM): 63.5000
    • Cone Length (Inch): 0.8661
    • Cone Length (MM): 22.0000
    • Cone Radius (Inch): 0.0799
    • Cone Radius (MM): 2.0300
    • Feature 1: Premium Bearing Design Matches Oem Specifications
    • Feature 2: Precision Manufactured Using Premium-grade Steel For Outstanding Durability And Performance
    • Feature 3: Crowned Raceways And Rollers To Ensure Even Load Distribution For Maximum Life
    • Feature 4: Industry Leading Coverage
    • Feature 5: Professional Technicians Know They Can Depend On National
    • Part Description: Taper Bearing Cone
  • National Oil Seals & Bearings offer a full line of premium oil seals and bearings.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: National Bearing
Position: Rear Outer
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2018 - Ram 4500 Rear Outer
National Bearing
2018 Ram 4500 Wheel Bearing - Rear Inner National Bearing

P311-1F6017D    33281  New

24592 , 153125 , 566071 , 7451621 , R8586 , 62AX280 , 9411420 , E8586 , 445994 , A81985 , 54539H , 15980 , 312763 , 73024592 , GTB1201 , 181012 , B6T-1244A , 7EQ-4221 , 42542639 , ST761 , 7451622 , 168086R91 , E050554 , 2X6571A , 1662786 , 4254263 , 9426877 , TM9098 , BR33281 , 30161 , XJD16328 , 1119324 , 335686 , 1410D5 , 2016754 , 158246 , 3024592 , B8QH-4221B , TVAT-1244A , 54537H , 68036465AA , 457363 , 660893 , 4BLB0139A , ST760A , 84553 , 4P4223 , GAKA283654A , 4P4223X , 571822 , 11690237 , 457321 , 675248 , 26887R , F33281 , 403797 , 130065R91 , 25716 , 457322 , ST761A , 6E7Z-1240-AA , D70806 , S566 , 890130H1 , 571823 , 6E7O-1240-AA , BT33281 , 9411291 , JD8153 , TG9937 , A12944 , 1CR0315 , 77129R91 , 81985 , 178489 , 30245922 , 168085R91 , 116D6 , TM2548 , 6631200 , 181030 , 130066R91 , 37875 , 33281 , 62AX274 , S59 , 15119X , ST760 , 37874 , 15119A , TVAA-1244A , 149416 , 181098 , 658622 , 388456R91 , 9411290 , 520040 , 6SEX-4221

Qty:
$41.62
National Bearing Wheel Bearing  Rear Inner
  • Bearings
  • Product Attributes:
    • Cone Bore (Inch): 2.8125
    • Cone Bore (MM): 71.4380
    • Cone Length (Inch): 1.1875
    • Cone Length (MM): 30.1630
    • Cone Radius (Inch): 0.1400
    • Cone Radius (MM): 3.5560
    • Feature 1: Premium Bearing Design Matches Oem Specifications
    • Feature 2: Precision Manufactured Using Premium-grade Steel For Outstanding Durability And Performance
    • Feature 3: Crowned Raceways And Rollers To Ensure Even Load Distribution For Maximum Life
    • Feature 4: Industry Leading Coverage
    • Feature 5: Professional Technicians Know They Can Depend On National
    • Part Description: Taper Bearing Cone
  • National Oil Seals & Bearings offer a full line of premium oil seals and bearings.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: National Bearing
Position: Rear Inner
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2018 - Ram 4500 Rear Inner
National Bearing
2018 Ram 1500 Wheel Bearing - Rear National Bearing

P311-4F8BFE8    6410  New

6410 , 52111197AA , F-391315.2 , F391315

Qty:
$12.57
National Bearing Wheel Bearing  Rear
  • Bearings
  • 9.25" Ring Gear
  • Product Attributes:
    • Bore (Inch): 1.7057
    • Cylindrical Inner Race: Non-seperable
    • Feature 1: Premium Bearing Design Matches Oem Specifications
    • Feature 2: Precision Manufactured Using Premium-grade Steel For Outstanding Durability And Performance
    • Feature 3: High Radial Load Capacity Makes Them Suitable For High Speed Applications
    • Feature 4: Industry Leading Coverage
    • Feature 5: Professional Technicians Know They Can Depend On National
    • Outside Diameter (Inch): 2.5363
    • Outside Diameter (MM): 64.422
    • Part Description: Cylindrical Bearing Assembly
    • Width (Inch): 0.8299
    • Width (MM): 21.08
  • National Oil Seals & Bearings offer a full line of premium oil seals and bearings.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: National Bearing
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2018 - Ram 1500 Rear
National Bearing
2018 Ram 1500 Wheel Bearing - Rear Inner National Bearing

P311-205FA16    28682  New

831341M1 , TCAJ-4242A , 93331 , 181041 , 550401 , 5086774AA , 2140218 , 62AX436 , 0234011 , 94043748 , 45730 , 668102 , 4254540 , 530696R91 , 24589 , B5Y-4221A , E8W-4260 , 1687505 , E8N-4260 , 544727 , TR4355 , XJD55305 , D41538 , 111141H1 , 7451583 , 984364C91 , 1DL0315 , MA585CD , BT28682 , 864262 , 056643 , 105503H , RD41538 , BG57 , 742254 , 28682 , VT3464 , 927017 , 312747 , 97023962 , 95LX-4221 , 399767R91 , 10A26685 , XT128682 , 925174 , 9500993 , 69201 , 95LK-4221 , 234011 , BR28682 , 890107H1 , F28682 , H181524 , 5086744AA , 705472 , 70234011 , PE2735 , BA5021A , 192287 , 1T163 , 199287 , JD8952 , A300087 , 05086774AA , 95X28682 , 53430

Qty:
$21.98
National Bearing Wheel Bearing  Rear Inner
  • Bearings
  • 10.5" Ring Gear
  • Product Attributes:
    • Cone Bore (Inch): 2.2500
    • Cone Bore (MM): 57.1500
    • Cone Length (Inch): 0.9688
    • Cone Length (MM): 24.6080
    • Cone Radius (Inch): 0.1400
    • Cone Radius (MM): 3.5560
    • Feature 1: Premium Bearing Design Matches Oem Specifications
    • Feature 2: Precision Manufactured Using Premium-grade Steel For Outstanding Durability And Performance
    • Feature 3: Crowned Raceways And Rollers To Ensure Even Load Distribution For Maximum Life
    • Feature 4: Industry Leading Coverage
    • Feature 5: Professional Technicians Know They Can Depend On National
    • Part Description: Taper Bearing Cone
  • National Oil Seals & Bearings offer a full line of premium oil seals and bearings.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: National Bearing
Position: Rear Inner
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2018 - Ram 1500 Rear Inner
Mopar
2012 Ram 3500 Wheel Bearing Mopar

P311-54F3DA2    W0133-1677420  New

Qty:
$54.45
Mopar Wheel Bearing
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Mopar
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2012 - Ram 3500
Mopar
2018 Ram 2500 Wheel Bearing Mopar

P311-54F3DA2    W0133-1677420  New

Qty:
$54.45
Mopar Wheel Bearing
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • Bearing Only, Serviced w/Wheel Race
Brand: Mopar
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2018 - Ram 2500
Mevotech
2012 Ram 3500 Wheel Bearing - Front Inner 6 Cyl 6.7L Mevotech

P311-171ABC5    HA-35  New

93334162 , 12350936 , JLM21053 , E1FZ4221A , PTA35 , PBR35 , BR35 , WE60961 , E3FZ4221A , 4446698AB , WTA35 , A35 , SET45 , PMA35

Qty:
$13.11
Mevotech Wheel Bearing  Front Inner
  • Wheel Bearing
  • Product Attributes:
    • ABS Sensor: Non Integral
    • California Proposition 65: Warning: This Product Can Expose You To Chemicals Including Lead And Mineral Oils Which Are Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer Or Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. For More Information, Visit Www.p65warnings.ca.gov
    • Design Type: Gen 1
    • Product Feature: Engineered To Address Failure Caused By Heat, High Loads And Loss Of Lubricating Grease.
    • Width: 2.89
  • Premium hub assemblies with enhanced designs.
Brand: Mevotech
Position: Front Inner
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position Block Engine CID CC
2012 - Ram 3500 4WD Front Inner L 6 Cyl 6.7L 408 -
National Bearing
2018 Ram 3500 Wheel Bearing - Rear Inner National Bearing

P311-3133759    45291  New

AX58772 , 9433573 , K4729 , 02441673 , 3D3715 , WB1205 , BT45291 , 2959942 , BR45291 , 244167 , F45291 , VN2675 , D110176 , 45291 , 35273 , 900755 , 224703 , 0244167 , JD8961 , 2954735

Qty:
$34.13
National Bearing Wheel Bearing  Rear Inner
  • Bearings
  • Dual Rear Wheel
  • Product Attributes:
    • Cone Bore (Inch): 2.2500
    • Cone Bore (MM): 57.1500
    • Cone Length (Inch): 1.2188
    • Cone Length (MM): 30.9580
    • Cone Radius (Inch): 0.2500
    • Cone Radius (MM): 6.3500
    • Feature 1: Premium Bearing Design Matches Oem Specifications
    • Feature 2: Precision Manufactured Using Premium-grade Steel For Outstanding Durability And Performance
    • Feature 3: Crowned Raceways And Rollers To Ensure Even Load Distribution For Maximum Life
    • Feature 4: Industry Leading Coverage
    • Feature 5: Professional Technicians Know They Can Depend On National
    • Part Description: Taper Bearing Cone
  • National Oil Seals & Bearings offer a full line of premium oil seals and bearings.
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: National Bearing
Position: Rear Inner
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2018 - Ram 3500 Rear Inner
Timken
2011 Ram Dakota Wheel Bearing - Rear Timken

P311-48EB0E0    6408  New

Qty:
$17.02
Timken Wheel Bearing  Rear
  • Cylindrical Roller Bearing
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Timken
Position: Rear
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2011 - Ram Dakota 4WD Rear
Timken
2017 Ram 3500 Wheel Bearing - Rear Inner Timken

P311-1EF18A2    45291  New

Qty:
$30.16
Timken Wheel Bearing  Rear Inner
  • Tapered Roller Bearing Cone
  • Dual Rear Wheels
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Timken
Position: Rear Inner
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2017 - Ram 3500 4WD Rear Inner
Timken
2017 Ram 5500 Wheel Bearing - Rear Inner Timken

P311-03F92CC    33281  New

Qty:
$40.99
Timken Wheel Bearing  Rear Inner
  • Tapered Roller Bearing Cone
  • Set Includes
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Timken
Position: Rear Inner
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2017 - Ram 5500 4 X 4 Rear Inner
Timken
2017 Ram 5500 Wheel Bearing - Rear Outer Timken

P311-31870B7    39250  New

Qty:
$33.66
Timken Wheel Bearing  Rear Outer
  • Tapered Roller Bearing Cone
  • Set Includes
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Timken
Position: Rear Outer
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2017 - Ram 5500 4 X 4 Rear Outer
Timken
2012 Ram 1500 Wheel Bearing - Rear Outer Timken

P311-1067814    LM104949  New

Qty:
$12.30
Timken Wheel Bearing  Rear Outer
  • Tapered Roller Bearing Cone
  • Heavy Duty Axle
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Timken
Position: Rear Outer
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2012 - Ram 1500 RWD Rear Outer
Timken
2015 Ram 2500 Wheel Bearing - Rear Outer Timken

P311-1067814    LM104949  New

Qty:
$12.30
Timken Wheel Bearing  Rear Outer
  • Tapered Roller Bearing Cone
  • Set Includes
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Timken
Position: Rear Outer
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2015 - Ram 2500 4WD Rear Outer
Timken
2017 Ram 3500 Wheel Bearing - Rear Outer Timken

P311-1067814    LM104949  New

Qty:
$12.30
Timken Wheel Bearing  Rear Outer
  • Tapered Roller Bearing Cone
  • Dual Rear Wheels
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Timken
Position: Rear Outer
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2017 - Ram 3500 4WD Rear Outer
Timken
2017 Ram 3500 Wheel Bearing - Rear Outer Timken

P311-1067814    LM104949  New

Qty:
$12.30
Timken Wheel Bearing  Rear Outer
  • Tapered Roller Bearing Cone
  • Single Rear Wheels
  • Suggested Purchase Quantity: 2
    • Most jobs typically require 2 of this item.
Brand: Timken
Position: Rear Outer
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2017 - Ram 3500 4WD Rear Outer

Latest Ram Repair and Wheel Bearing Installation Advice

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Possible left front wheel bearing issue

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Question From Rammbo1000 on Possible left front wheel bearing issue

I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 2 wheel drive truck with a 5.7 litre engine and auto trans. Im hearing squeaks and rattles and what seems like metal on metal sounds coming from the left front wheel. Could this be a wheel bearing giving out? Ive inspected the left side components and it all seems tight and nice. I would appreciate some advice on this. Is it something I can handle? Im somewhat savvy in the repair realm but I havent dealt with any front end repairs before. Thanks for reading. Rammbo

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

Most bearing failure will growl and change sound when shifting weight on turns. Your noises are more like that of a brake issue and should take caliper right off for inspection anyway. Check or have checked by a pro as needed to find this at once,

T

Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 noise

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Question From yardbob on Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 noise

97 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2l 4x4 158,000miles
I believe, but I can't be sure, the noise is coming from the front left. It sounds like the noise a playing card makes when you put it in bicycle spokes, or the sound of a rock stuck in the tire tread. It seems to come and go and is more pronounced when driving slower, or I just can't hear it very well at higher speed.

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

At the moment that sounds like a wheel bearing. suggest hoisting the front wheels and spin them by hand and check both sides, see if they rock at all (freeplay) - may not find anything. Do front driveshafts spin with the wheels on this? If so it could be a CV joint too. Complete the check and inspect the brakes too - they could be the noise but frequently if the brakes are the source the noise would be better or worse while braking or not,

T

grinding

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Question From joshstewart on grinding

my 1996 dodge ram 1500 4x4 is makeing a weird grinding noise it is like two gears rubbing or its like something is stuck in the gears. but it only does it every now and then and not as loud since we took the front drive shaft out does anyone have any idea what could be wrong.

Response From Loren Champlain Sr Top Rated Answer

Josh; If you could turn up the volume so I could hear it....
Seriously, though, have you inspected the brakes? Could be brakes, wheel bearing, differential problem...ect. Really tough with noises, as they can 'transfer' and be hard to pinpoint. Disc brakes are always in contact with the rotors, so I think that you would hear the noise constantly if they were the problem, but should check just to be sure.

Scariest allignment EVER!

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Question From zmame on Scariest allignment EVER!

Well today was a interesting day I work at a ford dealership in Ontario, Canada in my town there is a place called National 4wd center.
They have no licensed techs, 1 apprentice from a tire shop, one body man and one helper with no real experience to speak of. So they sent a truck over for an allignment.

2005 dodge ram 1500 ext cab with 8" lift just installed.

So i always test drive my vechicals before an allignment to see if it pulls, steering wheel crooked and etc...

The truck handled like a lumber wagon pulled left then right steering had tons of play and it was hard to keep it on the road.

I reached 80km/h (aprox 50mph) befor it got to point I knew somthing was seriously wrong. So i coasted slowly back to the shop and checked front end and I almost threw up.

EVERY nut was loose both outer tie rod ends adjuster nuts and tie rod end nuts where on by THREE twist both upper and lowers were the same.
So i tightened everything down and re-checked need both outers 1 inner and both uppers and lower balljoints.

With a 8" lift and 35" tires if one came off or tie rod came off at 80km/h could of killed me and or someone els.

Not even going to do into the installation of the life was horrid and un-safe too.

This is going to be reported to the Ministy Of Transportation they are going to kill somone!!

Response From ailidasfang

I know when I was going through apprenticeship I wouldn't want that type of responsibility till I felt i was qualified.

Response From Hammer Time

There are some scary people working on cars out there. Personally, I think all lift kits should be banned. They weren't engineered to run at those angles.

Response From re-tired

Yes there is the bailing wire and duct tape element out there. But ban them not a modification that is safe if done properly. I worked for a number of years at a custom 4x4 shop. We did lifts and axle mods ,gears posi etc.We had a limit of 6"suspension and 3" body for street use . Strictly off road was another story. We reinforced all critical areas and where needed performance control arms ,ball joints,urethane bushings etc.We did all alignments and every truck passed factory specs.All customers where taken on test drive and mods where explained . Dont play bigfoot in traffic etc. MY personal mud racer was a 80 f150 16"lift 5 "body lift, 18x 44 ground hogs (tires) quad shocks on each corner,dual steering stabilizers.Gussets on both axles 4:11 and posi both axles.With dropped radius arms offset urethane axle mounts YES ,even this truck aligned to specs AND was street legal,altho I only drove it to mud races and shows .It drove like a normal truck and with 4 piston calipers stopped normal also. Would I let 1/2 our posters even sit in a modified truck? I say ban them , not a legal hobby.And don't EVEN get me started bout airboating....There now I feel better.

Response From zmame


Good way to be.. this shop seems to throw them in as fast as they can.. not even using the right bolts what ever will fit will do. They don't seem to like washers for what ever reason too.

I've done 8 of there trucks so far i could only get 1 in perfect spec.

had a 2010 jeep wrangler unlimited couldn't get in spec camber was -0.98 should been about 0.04, so it has a mean pull. solid axle no adjustment.
They were trying to say that the axle was bent. But there's only 3,000 miles on it never seen a dirt road yet.

I reported them on Friday, service manager wasn't happy that he might loose his alignment jobs, but i could care less.

Response From Hammer Time

It's good that you have someone to report them to in your state. Down here, you would have a hard time finding any one with any authority or that would even listen.

Response From zmame


Ontario, Canada is pretty regulated to become a tech you have to:

Complete 4 years college technical training
8000 hours on job logged hours
Licensed mechanic so sign for you stating you are ready to take exam
Take exam
then renew every 5 years

All Shops working on Mechanical aspect of cars must be registered with Ministry of transportation and must have minimum 1 tech for every 2 apprentices.

Ontario is tightest province for these laws.. Some other provinces don't even require any sort of certification to be a tech

Response From Sidom

That's pretty impressive.... I wasn't aware of the tight requirements. I know a little about MOT but not a whole lot.

I'm curious how tight of controls they have. Is there many sub standard shops that are able to slip thru and operate?

I'm also curious of the pay scale for techs and what shops labour rates are, 4 years of college is a lot. Forced to put that much time in opens the doors to a lot more fields.

I know here for a while there was a tech shortage but with the economy going south and a lot of shops and dealers closing, that put a lot of well trained and skilled tech out in the job market. For the 1st time in a long time, I don't have the same confidence I use to that I could working the next day for the same pay if I left my present job.

Here I think in the long run the younger guys are going to make out good if they can hang on. Personally I know of a few young techs and a couple of old ones that gave up on this profession for greener pastures.......Once things come back I think the shortage will be even worse and a top tech will be at a premium, more so than before...

Response From zmame


That's pretty impressive.... I wasn't aware of the tight requirements. I know a little about MOT but not a whole lot.

I'm curious how tight of controls they have. Is there many sub standard shops that are able to slip thru and operate?

I'm also curious of the pay scale for techs and what shops labour rates are, 4 years of college is a lot. Forced to put that much time in opens the doors to a lot more fields.

I know here for a while there was a tech shortage but with the economy going south and a lot of shops and dealers closing, that put a lot of well trained and skilled tech out in the job market. For the 1st time in a long time, I don't have the same confidence I use to that I could working the next day for the same pay if I left my present job.

Here I think in the long run the younger guys are going to make out good if they can hang on. Personally I know of a few young techs and a couple of old ones that gave up on this profession for greener pastures.......Once things come back I think the shortage will be even worse and a top tech will be at a premium, more so than before...

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Not many shops can slip through all your safety slips and etest have to be done through appoved MTO inspection station. There is the odd garage that pops up, Like National 4WD center i was talking about earlier. Usally they don't stay open long.

Pay is so-so I make $25hr straight time, no flat rate + profit sharing, upselling bonus's and keys to shop for anytime use.
Cost of living here is cheap so its not that bad.

Its alot harder to become a tech here then most places, but at the end of the day I have that sheet of paper saying i went through all proper training and so on that will earn me 2$ an hr more anywhere i go

Response From Hammer Time

Not only do we have no certification requirement for tecsh but there is no regulation or control on competency of shops. The only regulation we have are for required info on the invoices and signatures on estimates.

Response From re-tired

I know where you are coming from HT > It's not enoungh that the garages are allowed to police themselves .Some of these Quacks keep moving and change locations and stay one step ahead of what enforcement there is.The repairs coming out of some if these slums with lifts is outrageous. And I for one am tired of being blinded by cars with only one headlamp and its looking up at UFO's. No brake lights and the one's that do have operational turn signals don't use them.

Response From zmame


Yes I find that a little scary.. I know when I was going through apprenticeship I wouldn't want that type of responsibility till I felt i was qualified.

Quebec is same way. If you want to register a car in Quebec all you have to do is register it and pay for your plates and go. It very scary since most cars are complete rotten out after 10 years in our climent.

I've had cars come in that i couldn't lift because there was no solid metal so lift from.

Response From zmame Top Rated Answer

Agreed also cause alot of problems with warranty work. Lift kits are popular in this area and with lift kits your always going through wheel bearing and balljoints every 20,000km. Almost always ends in argument when we tell them Ford's not going to cover that.

Response From nickwarner

Its bad enough when we have people running around with death traps because they are too cheap to fix their car or did a bad job on it themselves. But when a business puts themselves out as an expert to get the trust of their customers and does this thats too much for me. I would agree that they need to be reported to the agency you have out there. This truck dodged a bullet not getting into a crash. Next time the luck might run out. Shops like that are why people give techs a bad name.

Response From zmame


Its bad enough when we have people running around with death traps because they are too cheap to fix their car or did a bad job on it themselves. But when a business puts themselves out as an expert to get the trust of their customers and does this thats too much for me. I would agree that they need to be reported to the agency you have out there. This truck dodged a bullet not getting into a crash. Next time the luck might run out. Shops like that are why people give techs a bad name.

Response From Sidom

Another tech had a good one today 2000something Chevy 1500. He jacked it up to check the ball joints and R low con arm was completely off the lower BJ, It was just hanging there in the air.....

The guy gave some BS story about it not being his truck & TOOK IT with his kid...after seeing it!

I really believe in certain cases, a shop should be able to keep an unsafe vehicle from going back out on the road......

front end vibration when towing small boat

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Question From 2strokesmoke on front end vibration when towing small boat

I have a 2004 1500 dodge ram quad cab 4x4 with a 5.7 hemi, 135k miles. When towing my small jon boat I get a strong vibration from the front end mostly in the steering wheel and dashboard right at about 60 mph and up, anything under 55 mph and I feel nothing. The boat and trailer probably dont wiegh over a thousand pounds so Im not even close to max tongue weight. I have put two new tires on the trailer and balanced and rotated all my truck tires with no improvement, also front end alignment. I have had the shop check my front end supsension twice when they had the truck up and explained my problem so I know they looked probably with the intention of finding something but found nothing. I have had the bed of my truck loaded and squating (much more wieght than the boat puts on the hitch by hundres of lbs) and did not have any of the same problems.

All this leads me to belive its the trailer, I dont have another vehicle to pull the trailer with and dont have another trailer to pull with my truck to rull out one or the other. I need a bigger drop on my ball as the tongue rides very high. My trailer has small 8 inch wheels plus given the hieght of the hitch on my truck I need at least a 5 inch drop rather than the 3 and a quarter I have now.

Any ideas? Sorry for the long post just trying to give as much info as possible wihtout back and forth questions I should be answering now. Thanks

Response From re-tired

Remember those little trailer tires are really humming at highway speeds . Make sure the tires at recommended pressures , be sure they are highway speed rated and right load rating for your total weight, ie,gas ,gear , coolers full of ice,anchor(s) etc. Be sure wheel bearings are lubed with high temp bearing grease and adjusted right. Try changing your tounge wieght by shifting the boat on trailer or loading gear differently. A small amount makes a big change in handleing.,

Response From 2strokesmoke Top Rated Answer

Thanks for the reply re-tired.

My thought was that if my bed being loaded almost to the max and squating didnt cause the vibration then its not the trucks front end. I think I will buy the following in hopes to correct the problem. If you were buying these items, which would you buy first... bearings or wheels and rims (going from 8" to 12")? Deff getting a longer drop to help level the trailer since it sits way unlevel right now.

*New 12" trialer tires and rims
*New trailer wheel bearings
*And a longer drop to help level the trailer more

Response From re-tired

All good idea's. I still would try different tongue weights. Its more for trailer tracking than loading the truck. I have had a small trailer effect the handling of my 1500 ext cab chevy. They refer to it as the tail wagging the dog.

Response From 2strokesmoke

I will give that a try for sure. Wish i had a pic to post of it hooked to my truck but the drop on the ball is not near enough, sitting maybe 10 inches too high so this alone might affect tongue wieght by shifting the force to the back. I will try tonight and post back. Thanks again.