Help. 96 Dodge Ram 2wd Axle problems

Asked by Sep 08, 2015 at 05:40 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 96 Ram 1500 and at any speeds
above 40 it feels like wheel is gonna fall off.
Have had tires balanced, jacked it up, put it
in gear, let tires spin and noticed wobble on
passenger side. Remove drum and can
move axle in and out about a 1/16 of an
inch with hands...what is the problem???
Axle shaft? Bearing? Something worse ???

4 Answers

26,535

so is the tire/rim out of round???????????????????

26,535

axle in and out.....no...that normal....

355

if the wobble is up and down change the wheel berings and then take it for a road test.

No, wheel and tire is not out of round, wobble is not really up and down but side to side...so the play in and out on axle shaft IS normal ???

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