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Strange rattle sound/feeling under front end when going over bumps.

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  1. GreatShotKid

    GreatShotKid Junior Member

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    Hey all, new to these forums so let me know if I posted in the wrong area.

    Ultimately, I have a '15 1500 and over the course of about 3 weeks I have noticed a strange rattle, or bounce, under the front end while going over small bumps on the road. Specifically right under my feet is where it feels like.

    I took it to the dealership and they had it all day trying to find it, they said they tightened bolts here and there, and finally came to the conclusion that it was some bracket under some manifold that was bouncing and vibrating after going over bumps.

    Well a week later and I still feel it, although it isn't as strong, it is definitely still there.

    So my main question would be, is this just a normal feeling with this truck, and I didn't notice it before? If it's not, where do I begin my search, and what should I look out for?

    Thank you.
     
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    Did they try tightening your cab mount bolts?

    If you have running boards, check the bolts for those brackets as well.
     
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    failing all of the above, is there a well regarded suspension shop you can take it to for a look? unfortunately, quite often dealer mechanics are good general mechanics but aren't specialists.
     
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    I'm unsure if they tried the cab mount bolts, but they said "every bolt they could find" so I would hope so.

    And I do have running boards, that's something I would have never thought about, I'll check that one tonight. Thank you!

    Taking it elsewhere was definitely going to be my next step after I get under and give it a look myself. Would you happen to know, if I took it somewhere else, if I could bring the dealership the receipt and have it go towards my warranty? I'm uncertain how those cases work. Thank you
     
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    Just checked both of these, sadly they are not the issue.
     
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    Hi GreatShotKid,

    Sorry to hear you experiencing this concern with your truck. If you decide to continue working with your dealer, please send our team a private message and we would be happy to escalate a case regarding your concern. This will ensure that what you’re experiencing is documented, as well as give one of our Case Specialists the opportunity to work alongside your dealer to find a potential solution.

    Mark
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    Check struts and steering shaft mounts....
     
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    Snakes...:shrug::D

    Seriously, have you checked the "vibration damper" weights? There is one just under the driver section on the frame.
     
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    Wow, well thank you Mark. I actually have it going into the dealership tomorrow before work. Dropping it off there and letting them look at it again all day. I will shoot you a PM asap. Thank you.

    Thank you for adding to the thread. I'm taking it back to the dealership tomorrow to hopefully have them finally see what's going on. I'll keep you and this thread updated!

    Snakes is a possibility, if so, I may have to burn the truck and call it a loss.
     
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    Hey Kevin,

    You’re most welcome! I just responded to your most recent private message, please take a moment to review at your earliest convenience. Thanks in advance!

    Mark
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