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#105 of 120 Dodge Dakota Rear Diff.
Mar 26, 2009 (6:45 pm)
So my dodge is a 2001 with 129,000 miles on it. I replaced the rear in it last year. Was brand new and now the whinning has started again. I replaced the fluid in it about 1,000 miles ago and yet the whinning wont go away. Someone said its the tires I have on it but I really dont think its possible. This thing has caused more headaches than anything. When i place in reverse it acts like its going to die/turn off. If im on long trips and come to a stop after going 65-70m MPH it acts like its going to go while I have the brake applied. Also I had a problem with my head lights several times. One will light up by its self while truck is off after long amounts of rain. Am I the only one that has issues??? I take great car of my truck. Its a 4x4 v8 4.7 liter. Just incase anyone was wondering. Please help I dont have the money to replace the rear again.
#106 of 120 rear diff and transfer case replaced.
Apr 06, 2009 (9:45 am)
Just had my 4x4 2001 quad 3.92 rear rebuilt for the second time at 95k. Transfer case also replaced, told bad bearings. Total $3300. All rear diff bearings replaced just 40k miles ago Spring? in clutch pack broken and clutch pack replaced this time. Crap bearings..i guess. I figured it was the rear bearings again with the whining at all speeds. Mileage went from 15 to 15.88mpg after the changeout.
Just had fender bender, looking for prices for new front bumper, and lower plastic bumper guard where the fog lights go. Anyone have any preferred places of interest where I can purchase a replacement front bumper in Central NJ? Anyone know of any special tools or anything i need to acquire before I take the old bumper off? thanks in advance. Ger.
#107 of 120 2004 Dodge Dakota Snapping/Clunking in front end
Jun 02, 2009 (8:08 pm)
We have a 2004 Dodge Dakota, and have been getting a snapping sound in the front-end, sounds like right around the wheel. We've had it in to a mechanic, and they can't seem to find a problem. We've read about the balljoint problem with previous years, does this affect 04's? Any other suggestions what it might be? It started out only when I was making turns, or go over bumps, you'd hear the snapping sound (it's fairly loud) but, it's doing it all the time now.
#109 of 120 Newly Purchased 2002 issues
Aug 17, 2009 (5:18 pm)
I recently purchased a 2002 Quad 4x4 with 4.7 and 45000 miles. I have a clunking sound coming from the front when I brake heavy. The dealer has replaced rotors, lines and pads (and DS front axle seal). I don't feel the clunk in the pedal, just in the front end. Also, today it was raining pretty heavy. Decided to try out the 4 hi. It would not disengage out of 4hi until I turned the truck off. BTW - the light did change from 4 hi to 2. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
#110 of 120 Re: 2004 Dodge Dakota Snapping/Clunking in front end [jfunston]
Sep 30, 2009 (2:08 pm)
inspect the lower and upper ball joints as well as the outer tie rods theses are know problem areas and can create the snap popping noise you describe. good luck if you replace the ball joints i would recommend using after market brand moog vs mopar..
#111 of 120 Re: Newly Purchased 2002 issues [jdrmm8400]
Sep 30, 2009 (2:09 pm)
ck the ball joints lower and upper very weak and problem area with these trucks
#112 of 120 looking for a spindle/leveling lift kit for my 02 dakota
Oct 15, 2009 (12:47 pm)
ive been looking around for a front end leveling/spindle/spring spacer lift and i can not find one. all i get are ones for rams... can anyone help me out please.
#113 of 120 Re: Newly Purchased 2002 issues [jdrmm8400]
Oct 22, 2009 (4:47 pm)
The noise was coming from front right wheel bearing and housing. Dealer replaced and have had no problems.
#114 of 120 Re: CV joint causing noise? [tjfitz]
Oct 20, 2010 (3:29 pm)
Hey I have a issue with my CV joint on my dakota. I put a lift kit on my dakota the front CV joints are too short. Theres to much stress on them ant the keep pop'in out of place. You said that you knew a guy that had a lot of CV joint. I was wondering if you new his number, e-mail, or if he has a web site and its address.