Ram Steering Clunk Fix

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Kludge to fix clunking steering

From: jp4571@aol.com
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 1995 00:19:45 -0500
To: my email address
Subject: Re: Dodge Ram Reliability

Hey, Dave.

I, too, have struggled with the steering.  Mine was "clunking" first, then, after the dealer replaced the steering column, it was clunking and steering either one way or the other, but not down the center as it had before.  I adjusted the steering gear  to fix that problem.  It took about a quarter of a turn to loosen things up enough to where the truck will drive straight again.  Apparently, the gear was binding.

By the way, my "clunking" has been eliminated by inserting a nylon tie-wrap into the sliding steering column linkage.  I took the thing apart in desperation.  It was either that or sell the truck.  The fix was so simple, it's a shame Chrysler can't figure it out.