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2014 ram 1500 2wd. When i drive over a rough road a bad

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2014 ram 1500 2wd...

2014 ram 1500 2wd. When i drive over a rough road a bad rattle comes from steering column. everhing is tight...even had in shop several times. im thinking it is something inside the rack and pinion. you can also hear a little bump when turning wheel back and forth

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have power steering? Have you checked the power steering fluid?

Yes everything is good. truck drives and steers fine...just has the bad rattle

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ram 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have had it looked at in a shop several times... everything is tight...thats the only thing ive done,,,is there someting in the rack and pinon...maybe a bushing or something that could be causing this?

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Hello, my name is***** the suspension and steering is fine then the issue is in the steering shaft itself. I have had a lot of issues with the steering shaft joints and slip joints make noises that are hard to find. Some of the time the shaft can be removed and taken apart and lubricated with silicone grease, but most of the time the noise will come back. Replacement is the only way to fix it.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Replace the rack and pinion?
Dodge Mechanic: Fix_It_Man, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

No the steering shaft. This connects the rack to the steering wheel.

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