Excessive play in steering wheel on a Dodge Ram 1500 refers to when you can turn the steering wheel more than 1 1/2” without causing the truck’s front wheels to move. This troubleshooting guide details possible causes and corrections for excessive play in steering.
EXCESSIVE PLYA IN STEERING
- Worn or loose wheel bearing. To fix this, replace the vehicle’s wheel bearing.
- Worn or loose suspension or steering components. Replace or tighten steering or suspension components as necessary.
- Worn or loose steering gear. Replace steering gear with a new gear.
It’s recommended to use a downloadable repair manual when preforming service or repair to your Dodge Ram 1500. Additional information regarding excessive play in steering is provided in the manual.