I have a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 and my rear end sounds like the whining of a power steering pump. It only does it when I turn and it's kind of sporadic. Anyone have any ideas of what it could be?

Asked by Apr 21, 2015 at 10:49 PM about the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

8,060

Treadwear, treadblock squirm? they call it. tire pressure. try raising and lowering psi about 10 if you can fit it between 28 and max. if tires are off the list take it to get looked at professionally in the center gears of the diff. drive with the tech

8,060

We had spicers like that under 12/ 12 and there was a miniature kit, solved it. a mess to clean though. But sound can deceive, it actually could be a sound from elsewhere , or considered normal. even. see if they hear what you hear. Let them get all smelly and chemical exposed.

63,335

Check your rearend oil,if low may be internal chunk gear wine.

8,060

You could also opt for performance gear lube if you carry loads or tow things. it handles more for longer after you are sure you are closing it up and running it, or after repair. They have it at the parts store. you can have your tech measure the backlash and run a pattern on it while it's being checked but he will say all that. Backlash too wide can moan on decel, you must be at that condition when you get the sound if it was your diff, your tech determines that by feeling it with an educated foot.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Won't Start 82 answers

    This is crazy but my 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 with 19,500 miles on it won't start. It won't turn over...no clicking...nothing...nada!!! Turn the key and it appears to have full power as the radio comes o...

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • engine noise on a 4.7L 47 answers

    2002 dodge ram 1500 4x4 with a 4.7lv8 I run 5w-30 oil in it and I am getting engine noise at startup that goes away when it warms up should i be consernsd?

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2005 dodge ram 1500 won't move when in gear 46 answers

    My truck starts fine, idles fine, and will even shift into any gear. The problem is that it won't move when it's in gear. I shift it to drive (or reverse or anything else), give it gas, and the engine...

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab SB 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • shifting problems 53 answers

    i have a 2000 dodge ram 1500 5.2L v8 2wd auto trans and just yesterday while driving down the road my truck wont seem to shift into higher gears the rpm's get higher and higher and it still wont shift...

    2000 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Has anyone ever swapped a 4.7 dodge dakota engine into a dodge ram 1500? 2 answers

    I have just swapped a 2004 Dakota 4.7 engine into my 2002 dodge ram 1500 4x4, it has fuel, spark, just replaced the camshaft sensor, but still getting the error code, any ideas?

    Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 11,387 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $700.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 5,980
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 5,790
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 5,250
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,264 Great Deals out of 209,447 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,740 Great Deals out of 169,934 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Ram 2500
139 Great Deals out of 5,332 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
802 Great Deals out of 67,044 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Tundra
493 Great Deals out of 34,174 listings starting at $3,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
522 Great Deals out of 39,893 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
337 Great Deals out of 47,712 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Dakota
113 Great Deals out of 3,883 listings starting at $1,199
Used Ford Mustang
397 Great Deals out of 47,365 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Ram 3500
78 Great Deals out of 2,164 listings starting at $5,250
Used Jeep Wrangler
289 Great Deals out of 18,693 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
69 Great Deals out of 1,367 listings starting at $6,500
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 1,076 listings starting at $6,700
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
73 Great Deals out of 1,544 listings starting at $4,488
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
73 Great Deals out of 1,495 listings starting at $2,999
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 1,345 listings starting at $2,995