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I have a 2014 ram 1500 with 30,000 miles. It just started

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Hello, I have a 2014 ram 1500 with 30,000 miles. It just started shuddering under hard acceleration.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the fuel filters?
Customer: Its a 2014 with 30,000 miles
JA: Are you fixing your Ram 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It is very well maintained. It just started. It is lifted with 35" tires. I just installed coilovers on it two days ago
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It only does it under heavy acceleration
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  roy replied 3 months ago.

good afternoon my name is ***** ***** I will assist

did it do this prior to adding the tires??

did you check the u joints??

does it feel like the transmission???

Roy

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No it didnt but Ive had the tires and lift for 6 months. Yesterday I put in pro comp coilovers in the front and took it to the alignment shop today to.have it aligned. It start on my way home from the alignment shop.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
It feels like its coming from the front of the truck. Hard to tell for sure though.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Its definitely not a motor issue. The motir is running great.
Expert:  roy replied 3 months ago.

ok, thanks

could be the front driveshaft. the angle may be off enough for the vibration to happen

it could also be the trans. a torque converter will also cause shuttering on hard acceleration.

Roy

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Its not really a vibration. Its more along the line of a rapid bounce.
Expert:  roy replied 3 months ago.

I would still suspect that front drive shaft

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Even in*****
Expert:  roy replied 3 months ago.

sorry, thought you had*****/p>

did they align the front end to the original specs or did they take into account of the lift???

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
It is a***** I meant its in 2 wheel mode. But, I was just under it. Should I be able to push on my tranny and move it? I can push up on it and move it at the crossmember mount approx. 1/4"
Expert:  roy replied 3 months ago.

it may be a motor mount on the rear of the trans. there should be a little movement but not a lot.

I still think the front driveshaft angle may be causing this.

Roy