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Macweb3000
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Jan 7, 2014, 6:10 PM

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Hey guys I have. A 2000 dodge ram 1500 5.2liter v8 rear wheel drive. And the front tires are rubbing up against the lower control arms on both sides. The only thing is is that it drives perfectly fine i don't think it's been aligned in a while but I can let go of the wheel for a good 5 seconds and then it starts slowly pulling to right but that's it. It's got over 100000 miles on original everything. The suspension hasn't been replaced and I feel like there is some excessive pitching and rolling but I can't be sure. Any guesses what it could be?


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Jan 7, 2014, 6:51 PM

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You should get the vehicle up in the air and have the suspension and steering components inspected.





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Macweb3000
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Jan 7, 2014, 7:04 PM

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I can tell you right now that the bushings and are aged and cracked and the ball joint rubber casing is broken but like I said it drives perfectly so it's kind of contradicting in terms of what I'm feeling and what I'm seeing under the truck.


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Jan 8, 2014, 5:30 AM

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You should still have it inspected. Without being able to look at it, it is hard to say what exactly is going on there. The ball joints can get dirt and water in them if the boot is disintegrated or ripped which causes it to wear out prematurely. You sure don't want a ball joint popping apart.





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DanD
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Jan 8, 2014, 5:41 AM

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You cannot tell what condition a ball joint is in, not without unloading the spring tension.
If the truck has stock wheels and the recommended tire size; you know something is wrong for the tires to scrub.
Get it checked out; you should never second guess steering, suspension or brakes.

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