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#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.
#115 of 120 Re: CV joint causing noise? [yooperguy_66]
Oct 20, 2010 (4:10 pm)
yooperguy_66, the man I got my CV joints from is Kevin Yutani, in Ocala, Florida, his company is called "Constant Velocity of Ocala", and he has an Internet site at http://www.cvaxles.com/index.html
He is very friendly and helpful and will talk you through your problems on the phone. If you want to get on his good side and if you have ever been in the Army (especially if you were a parachutist), mention that!
Hope this helps. Tom in Bismarck, North Dakota (was in Ireland when Kevin helped me).
#116 of 120 BROKEN LOWER CONTROL ARM BRACKET
Oct 22, 2010 (4:57 pm)
2001 Dakota R/T, heard clunking noise on hard turning and discovered the right side forward lower control arm support bracket broken. This is the metal peice that is welded to the frame that holds the control arm. How do you fix this? Can you get a new bracket and weld it back on? Do you make one and weld it on? You can't just replace the whole frame? The upper and lower ball joints were replaced and the car was aligned a couple of weeks ago with no issues.