really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
45,900 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. make sure the tires are at least 60 lb inflated (1 reports)
  3. replace track bar bushings and upgrade to a heavier stabiliz (1 reports)
  4. replaced all sway bars with completly redesigned stuff mopar (1 reports)
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 202010

Ram 2500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


My truck wobbles really bad in front end,to the point I can hardley keep it on the road.I have spent almost 15,000 in suspension I have put off set ball joints,because I have replaced those three times ,have a new steering box with hydraulic steering,Riser 8" ,ilift have changed the drive link the track bar,It is like the tires will not stay on the road you have to decrease in speed down to like 50 mph,I have taken it to the dodge dealership and they keep saying it is the things I have replaced now they cant find a problem with it.I just want to know what I can do to fix it if anyone may have a suggestion..please Help!!

- Jeff S., Naples, TX, US

problem #7

Sep 162009

Ram 2500 Slt 4x4 5.9L Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 89,000 miles

I have a dodge 2500 quad 2005 4x4 started the death wobble ,which is what everyone here is basically having.I have owned several model dodges , and enjoy truck and tractor pulling. so around to hear quite abitt. the answer and solution and i know this cause its happened to me. CHANGE out the track bar bushings,they can be without buying a whole new bar Moog makes a good set around 40.00 bucks at most parts stores. ALSO get rid of the stabilizer (shock) running horizontal under front end with a heavy duty. Dodge oem is crap. Around 60.00 to 90.00 depending on brand and a good mech can do it in an hour. This will fix the problem....

- jimmyt, Deleon, TX, US

problem #6

Oct 142005

Ram 2500

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,500 miles

The front end shakes uncontrollably when I hit any type of bumps. I have replaced all shocks on the truck. Put new tires on truck 4 times, still same problem. Taking the truck to a few different tire shops to ask what could be the problem. Nobody knows! I wish I could get a straight answer from some body and fix it without breaking the bank just to be able to feel safe driving it. Its so bad I don't drive over 60 mph any more. I drive with both hands on the steering wheel waiting for it to go crazy. I have kept it on the road, but almost getting rear ended by 18 wheeler. IS THERE A FIX FOR THIS PROBLEM?

- Nathan J., Easley, SC, US

problem #5

Jul 052005

Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,500 miles


This problem is very dangerous, and it can sneak up on you at any time. The truck will begin to buck with very high frequency and loss of control. I have noticed that this occurs mostly on concrete pavements, such as bridges and most highways in California. I have also noticed that this occurs mostly at speeds of between 65 and 75 mph. I have read the litany of complaints on this subject and feel that it is probably not actually a component defect (ie. worn out pittman arm or bad shocks) as much as an inherent engineering flaw in the truck components. The stiffness of the suspension, along with the resonant frequency of the front versus rear suspension rebound creates a self perpetuating rocking motion which bounces the front wheels off the road at a rate of approx. 2 bounces per second. This of course continues as the rear wheels stay on the ground pushing you forward at the resonant velocity. The bouncing continues until you break and decelerate to below 45 mph. This is a very dangerous situation.

I have found that the occurrence of this phenomenon is reduced if I keep my tires at over 60 lb inflation, perhaps this prevents the front wheels from matching the problematic bounce frequency. If any of you out there have any other ideas please let me know. Thanks

- montyca, San Mateo, CA, US

problem #4

Jul 162008

Ram 2500 2500HD Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

Dodge paid to rebuild the front end with new redesigned sway bars that are designed to solve the problem. It is much beefyer than the orig. equip. Thr dodge dealer orig. told me there was no problem, but after a hell ride with me driving with the tech he changed his tune!

- j p, Bristol, RI, US

problem #3

Sep 092007

(reported on)

Ram 2500 LX 5.9L CUMMINGS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

I am experiencing really bad tire bounce on what seems like my front right tire. I have taken it to two mechanics and none can find anything wrong. I am sure that many more are having this problem and we need to do something about it!!!

- David C., Helendale, CA, US

problem #2

Oct 172006

(reported on)

Ram 2500 LX Desial

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles

I also had the tires bounce out of control on the truck, took it into Dodge to have it fixed and was told they could not find anything wrong with the truck. My husband thought that maybe it was the tires so we spent $1000.00 on new tires. A week later I was driving down I-80 at 75 miles an hour with my two boys, (three years old, and one and half years old) when the wheel griped and I was off the road. I belive it is because something is wrong with the suspension and that is why I went off the road. By the time the truck stopped it was totaled. We are all ok because of seat belts but if we had not have had our seat belt on and the boys in there car seats the result of this accident would be a lot greater than just a truck. I think that Dodge has a responsibility to its customers to find out what is causing this problem and fix it before some one is killed.

- nmikesell, Price, UT, US

problem #1

Mar 222006

(reported on)

Ram 2500

  • 9,000 miles

When hitting a bump on the highway (sometimes) the front tire will bounce like a basketball and the truck becomes uncontrolable until I slow to about 20 mph. Dodge replaced the tie rods and center link because they said they were loose- Its now happened again and they say they cant find anything wrong!!!

- Mark T., Middlebury, CT, US

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