2022 Ram 2500 Loose Steering?

TEXOMA

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We were having some issues as well and then it progressed to having the steering linkage replaced at 6000 highway miles, no off road driving. Maybe have them check that out.
 

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they have no obligation to do that stuff. some may do it for curtousy but when you sign your name its all on you now.
it seems alot of people in todays world need somebody else to do everything for them.
A new truck should have everything properly adjusted before leaving the stealership.
 

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You are completely wrong about this. You are paying a PDI fee, pre delivery inspection fee, on most everything u buy. Part of pdi is setting tire pressures correctly. If they don't do the pdi correctly I would be demanding the fee back and I have been successful in the past doing that.
Yep. Totally agree.
 

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I just picked up my new 2022 Ram 2500 Big Horn. I love everything about it, but the steering. It just seems loose and like you are always making subtle corrections to keep it in the lane. Nothing terrible but it's noticeable. I came from a 2010 1500 so maybe since it is a different set up, it just getting some getting used to?

Found a forum on another site where a few guys experienced similar things on the 2021 and it seemed like it was anything from its normal to the tires are the reason to the truck did have some alignment issues. Just wanted to see if anyone else has thoughts and or insight.

It has 20" Firestone Trans force AT tires.
Its going to feel like that for a while till its not so tight. Its not the truck but you. When I picked my wife's Christmas present. The steering was so touchy I could breathe and it would go left or right. By spring you will be used to it. After driving her truck all the rams I have felt like I needed to get them fixed they felt like I needed more effort to turn them.
 

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On my new 2500 having both Adaptive Steering System and ACC with stop, until I set on and got the truck icon in the dash from laying off to the right. If you were attempting to steer to get the icon in the green, then the lane assist trying to correct or it tightens the steering to indicate you are drifting out of your lane. Get the system turned on and it will remain in the last position when the vehicle is shut off. So if the system has not been turned on or you have shut it off this will give you that type of feeling in your steering to what feels like oversteering to correct it.
 

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There are several of us in the Cummins forum that have the free play the OP mentioned. Some are still looking, some have found play in the steering shaft coupling, front end parts (for those w/some miles) and some just live w/it. I'm at 65K and still looking...
 

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I think I understand your point. I went from a 2017 Ram 1500 to a 2022 2500 4 wheel drive...it does drive more like an old big bodied car than a sporty steering truck...give it some time, you will like it.
 

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A new truck should have everything properly adjusted before leaving the stealership.
For the longest time the PDI sheet specified that the DEF tank on diesel trucks be filled completely. The PDI sheet even stated how the dealership needed to turn in to be paid for the DEF. The dealership I bought my truck through and the parts department had no clue of this. There were countless others all across the country who's trucks were delivered without a full DEF tank(know this via forums).
 

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I had no issues with my '21 2500, until I upped the tire size to 285/75R18. The aggressive tread and increased diameter (nearly 35") made the steering loose and chattered. I switched to the Thuren/King steering damper and it made it much better....but you really shouldn't have any issue with a new truck, unless like you said it just is different and takes some getting used to- That is a solid axle up front.
 
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