Help. 96 Dodge Ram 2wd Axle problems

Kris Stewart

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

Kelly Mayo

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

Kelly Mayo

axle in and normal....

John Mccombe

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

Kris Stewart

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

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 four wheel drive 22 answers

    I drive a 96 dodge ram 1500 4x4 5.9L, and every time i use four wheel drive, it seems to loudly vibrate and sound horrible, any ideas? Also, gears do not shift while in four high, but they shift in 2 ...

    1996 Dodge Ram 1500


    Maintenance & Repair

  • shifting problems 42 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

  • Transmission problem...99 dodge ram 1500 7 answers

    I just swapped engines from a 96 dodge ram 1500 with the 5.9 to a 99 dodge ram 1500 also with a 5.9. Engine is running good but the transmission won't shift into gear. I dumped about 3.5 quarts of t...

    1999 Dodge Ram 1500


    Maintenance & Repair

  • front axles 5 answers

    k so im not big on the dodge family, but i love my truck, but i have blown up my front-driver side axle twice in the last two weeks, i got lucky the first time and had a spare in my back yard, but now...

    Dodge Ram 1500


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 96 ram 4x4 hard to shift into 4H 12 answers

    I have a hard time to get my 96 ram into 4 H. I end up in N or in between gears.

    1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab SB



Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 13,942 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $995.


Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 5,270
#2 pudgybear
Reputation 5,000
#3 dandyoun
Reputation 4,670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150"
3,256 Great Deals out of 217,218 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Ram 2500"
153 Great Deals out of 5,787 listings starting at $2,289
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
1,050 Great Deals out of 56,530 listings starting at $2,300
Used Toyota Tacoma"
655 Great Deals out of 30,629 listings starting at $2,850
Used Dodge Dakota"
158 Great Deals out of 4,807 listings starting at $900
Used Dodge Ram 3500"
109 Great Deals out of 2,485 listings starting at $4,995
Used Ford Mustang"
728 Great Deals out of 41,504 listings starting at $900
Used Jeep Wrangler"
443 Great Deals out of 16,379 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
94 Great Deals out of 1,593 listings starting at $4,695
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 1,310 listings starting at $5,999
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
82 Great Deals out of 1,751 listings starting at $4,490
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 1,739 listings starting at $3,595
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 1,617 listings starting at $1,795