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TSB 02-05-95

Rattling/Clunk Type Noise From Front Of Vehicle

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Date: May 15, 1995

Models: 1995 - 1995 BR Ram Truck

NOTE: This TSB applies to 1994, 1995 4x4 and 4x2 BR, and 4x4 Cab/Chassis vehicles built without tapered ball stud links that are attached to the stabilizer bar with a castle nut and cotter pin.

Symptoms:  

Rattling or clunk noise from the front of the vehicle.

Diagnosis:

Verify that the ball stud link is the straight type and then procede with the repair. If the vehicle is equipped with the ball stud links, it has the most current components and the bulletin does not apply.  

Parts:

2     52038665       link
2     6502748         castle nut
2     6100017         cotter pin
1     52038924       stabilizer bar 6400 + 7500 GVW 4x4

1     52038925       stabilizer bar 8800 + 10,500 GVW 4x4 and 4x2, 4x4 cab chassis

Repair:

This bulletin involves replacement of both stabilizer links with tapered ball stud links, along with the replacement of the stabilizer bar with one with tapered holes.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2. Disconnect the stabilizer bar links from the axle brackets.
  3. Disconnect the stabilizer bar from the links.
  4. Disconnect the stabilizer bar clamps from the frame rails and remove the stabilizer bar.
  5. Discard or return as required the stabilizer bar and links.
  6. Position the new stabilizer bar on the frame rail and install clamps and bolts. Ensure the bar is centered with equal spacing on both sides. Tighten the bolts to 35 ft-lb (47 NM).
  7. Install link on stabilizer bar and torque castle nut to 50 ft-lb. Install cotter pin.
  8. Remove supports and lower vehicle.

 

 


Thanks to Barry Drodge for supplying this TSB information

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