Repair guides and support for cars and trucks by Dodge.

365 Questions View all

How to fix 98 dodge ram 1500 steering wheel play?

While driving its hard to stay straight, I feel like Im swerving just to keep it between the lines. you know how in most vehicles you slightly turn the wheel and it goes that direction? well we have to turn a lot more to turn.

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 1
Add a comment
Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

sjrucke, the service and inability to have a tied steering sounds like you have some worn part of your steering linkages, possibly wore out bushings. I'd check the tie rod ends first.

EXCESSIVE PLAY IN STEERING WHEEL

1. Worn or loose suspension or steering components. 1. Inspect and repair as necessary.

2. Worn or loose wheel bearings. 2. Inspect and repair or adjust bearings.

3. Steering gear mounting. 3. Tighten gear mounting bolts to specification.

4. Gear out of adjustment. 4. Replace gear.

5. Worn or loose steering coupler. 5. Inspect and replace as necessary.

Block Image

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2
Add a comment

Add your answer

sjrucke will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 2

Past 7 Days: 17

Past 30 Days: 97

All Time: 1,296