I checked the suspension the next day and found the passenger front hub bearing worn out and severely loose. Druing the trip we hear a slight humming noise coming from under the vehicle. Remove the caliper and rotor. You can can do the same thing when you torque the axle nut. It is obvious that Chrysler installed the same type of defective bearings in all the 04,05,06 and possibly newer Ram 1500 pickups.
During front pad inspection, noted how difficult it was to turn left front wheel hub. Worn out ball joints make the truck unsafe to drive and cause uneven wear on tires - meaning that I keep having to replace tires as well. The consumer stated there was a loss of control as a result of the wheel dropping off the spindle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where both front wheel bearings were replaced under the service warranty. I have replaced my front wheel bearings myself at several hundred dollars out of pocket and actually saw the old bearings blued with heat and without grease. . If you need torque specs let me know and i'll get them for you.
The hub assembly is bolted to the steering knuckle, so there actually is no wheel bearing torque. He fears that the tire will detach from the vehicle due to the front wheel bearings. Complaint Number: 10178870 Incident Date: January 15, 2007 Date Added to File: January 16, 2007 Description of the Complaint: Both front wheel bearings failed prematurely. Please recall all 2003 to 2006 models for front bearing failure before someone is injured or killed. While the contact was driving approximately 35 mph into a curve, the steering wheel began to slightly vibrate with a noise coming from underneath the vehicle. He fears that the tire will detach from the vehicle due to the front wheel bearings. Anti-Spin Differential Axle; Outer; Regular Cab; 8 Foot Bed; Med.
Had heard something while driving previous day that sounded like a bearing going out. He did tell me the original part had an extra hole to mount a bracket for brake wires and this one didn't, but he didn't seem to mind for the price. Malfunctioning automotive parts can either lessen the quality or impair the overall performance of your vehicle, contributing to either of the following: suboptimal petrol mileage, terrible performance, or higher exposure to sudden motor vehicle or hardware malfunction. About 5 days later I happened to hear on our local tv that the 2006 model dodge ram pick up's had been recalled due to faulty front wheel bearings whcih was due to insufficient quanitity of grease. I disassembled the front hub and found it bone dry of grease and ruined. Then inspected right side, it was worse, free spin with grinding noise like it had no grease. Recently, the identical failures occurred and the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired at the time of the complaint.
As a preventive strategy, it is wise to regularly monitor your car or truck in regular basis between drives. Remedy: dealers will replace the front hub and bearing units. On ones that don't have pin, use new nut only. Complaint Number: 10185459 Incident Date: February 23, 2007 Date Added to File: March 18, 2007 Description of the Complaint: On 2-23-07, I had occasion to drive my 2004 dodge, ram pu, 1500 4x4 approximately 400 miles from where I live in western ny. It is obvious that chrysler installed the same type of defective bearings in all the 04,05,06 and possibly newer ram 1500 pickups. The failure mileage was 80,000. The hub assembly includes the hub that bolts to the wheel as well as the bearing that allows it to spin.
Below is the 2006 recall. Front wheel bearing failure, 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 2wd slt quad cab. The failure is becoming progressively worse. I have replaced my front wheel bearings myself at several hundred dollars out of pocket and actually saw the old bearings blued with heat and without grease. This almost caused me to loose control. Please recall all 2003 to 2006 models for front bearing failure before someone is injured or killed. The contact was able to resume; however, the failure continued to occur intermittently whenever making a turn.
Druing the trip we hear a slight humming noise coming from under the vehicle. Anti-Spin Differential Axle; Outer; Regular Cab; 8 Foot Bed; Med. Check out StockWiseAuto for your wheel hub assembly Thanks, Hoyt I got this for my buddy a while back when his hub assembly and bearing went out on his Hemi 1500. These wheel bearings can fail because of a loss of lubricant or heat damage, and will require complete rotor replacement. The contact felt that this vehicle should be part of the recall due to the repairs he had done for the front end of his vehicle.
Remove the three bolts that hold the hub to the knuckle. This may result in a loss of vehicle control and cause a crash without warning. Recently, the identical failures occurred and the vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired at the time of the complaint. I installed both in about 3 hours and they worked great. The recall began on February 26, 2007.
Upon picking the truck up I was told that there had not been any previous problems as such with these trucks. Owners may contact daimlerchrysler at 1-800-853-140. While driving 40 mph, the front end of the vehicle dropped and the passenger side front wheel bearing malfunctioned. The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500. The vehicle was driven to the side of the road and inspected. At this time besides the noises the steering wheel was jerking when traveling at a slow rate.