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Models: 1994 - 1995 (BR) Ram Truck
NOTE: THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 1995 (MDH 01-01-XX).
Rattle or clunk felt in steering column while driving on bumpy or rough road surfaces, or while making a turn.
Perform inspection of front suspension and steering components, including a check of all fasteners for proper torque as specified in the appropriate service manual. Test drive the vehicle on a rough or bumpy road. With both hands on the steering wheel, feel for a clunk or listen for a rattling type noise. If felt or heard, follow the repair procedure.
NOTE: THE REPAIR PROCEDURE WILL NOT RESOLVE CONCERNS ON VEHICLES BUILT AFTER JANUARY 1, 1995 (MDH 01-01-XX). FOR FURTHER DIAGNOSIS REFER TO GROUP 19 OF THE APPROPRIATE RAM TRUCK SERVICE MANUAL.
1 52079243 Intermediate Shaft - 1994 - 4x4 or
4x2 and 4x4 Cab Chassis
1 52079241 Intermediate Shaft - 1994 - 4x2 (Except 4x2 Cab Chassis)
1 4798174 Steering Column - 1994 & 1995 - Tilt - Auto. Transmission
1 4798175 Steering Column - 1994 & 1995 - Non-Tilt - Auto. Transmission
1 4798176 Steering Column - 1994 & 1995 - Tilt - Manual Transmission
1 4798177 Steering Column - 1994 & 1995 - Non-Tilt Manual Transmission
This bulletin involves the replacement of the steering column and intermediate shaft on 1994 models and the replacement of only the column on 1995 models.
1. Follow the Steering Wheel/Air Bag Removal & Installation Procedures as specified in Group 19, beginning on Page 19-34 of the 1994 Ram Truck Service Manual (Publication No. 81-370- 4108) or Page 19-35 of the 1995 Ram Truck Service Manual (Publication No. 81-370-5108) as applicable.
2. A new pinch bolt (P/N 6503210) should be installed whenever the intermediate shaft is disconnected from the steering column or the steering gear.
3. Follow the Steering Column and Intermediate Shaft Removal & Installation Procedures beginning on Page 19-36 of the 1994 Ram Truck Service Manual, or Page 19-37 of the 1995 Ram Truck Service Manual as applicable.
POLICY: Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.
Labor Operation No: 19-20-83-92 (1994 BR) . . . . . . . 1.4 Hrs.
19-20-83-93 (1995 BR) . . . . . . . 1.3 Hrs.
FAILURE CODE: P8 - New Part
Thanks to Barry Drodge for supplying this TSB information
This page was edited on: May 3, 2004