I have a 97 dodge ram 1500 v8. Truck runs fine, idling but when I start off it starts to shake really bad up to about 25 mph and then it settles down. Any ideas?


Asked by tj4x497 Dec 14, 2015 at 02:30 PM about the 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 LT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Truck was running great. I was sitting at stop light, I heard a small "clunk"
sound then when I started going, the truck started shaking really bad. When I
get to 25 mph or more, (haven't gone above 40 since happeened) it settles
down. I checked the spark plugs-they are fine. New wires, new waterpump,
new battery. Tires are a little worn in back

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I would check your U-joints.

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Thank you for your answer! I just got out from underneath looking at all, and did not see anything. All look intact, boots, etc. I did pull on all bars and no movement. Do I need to have jacked up to tell? Thanks again!


You were absolutely right! It was my rear u joint for my driveshaft! Thanks!

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