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Wandering truck?

Ok so I just bought new tires for my 2000 3500. Like all of these trucks, it wanders all over the road. Where do I start in the front end before I take it to the alignment shop? It also has about a 1/4 turn of slack inthe steering. Thanks for the help.
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Could be any of the front end parts. Need a friend to turn the wheel back and forth while you watch underneath.

Could be the ball joint on the track bar is getting sloppy. Also watch for movement at the output shaft of the steering box. Only has a bushing there than wears out and allows the shaft to move.

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http://dodgeram.info/tsb/1997/19-10-97.htm

if it ends up being the track bar or output shaft on the steering box like mine was, I put a steering brace and did the 3rd gen track bar conversion. Best thing I ever did.

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