Last post on Jul 07, 2011 at 3:10 PM
You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
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Dodge Dakota, Truck
#19 of 22 2005 Quad-4W
May 29, 2010 (3:23 am)
My 2005 with 35K on it developed a noise from the left front that was very noticeable when taking left turns. My local shop replaced the bearing on the left side problem solved. Now one month later when driving and hitting some bumps in the road at average speed it sounds like something buckling or something is ready to fall off the truck. I jacked up the truck both front wheels seem tight and everything underneath looks normal. Any suggestions?
#20 of 22 97 Dakota clutch replacement
Jul 07, 2010 (10:09 am)
Trying to replace the slave cylinder in a 1997 Dakota. Seems they did an upgrade and the reservoir/hose will not attach to the new slave cylinder. Local auto parts stores don't carry the reservoir/hose. Anyone know where to get a new one, or do I have to go to a junk yard and get one from a newer truck? Or is there a different way to attach the old reservoir?
#21 of 22 Tire of this
Nov 02, 2010 (10:41 am)
I have a 03 Dakota Quadcab. It has approximately 163,000 miles. I bought this truck used and have had nothing but troubleout of the frontend. I have replace the upper and lower ball joints as well as the shocks and pads and turned the Rotors. there is the history. I have replace the bearing hub on both sides multiple times 6 on passanger side and 5 on the drivers. I have checked the spindles for wear and check the spindle to race clearance of none. What is going on anyone had this issue. even though the hubs are warranty this is still pi** me off just because I can't find what is wrong and 2 I am tired of working on the same issue.
Thanks for any help
#22 of 22 Re: 06 dakota [dustyk]
Jul 07, 2011 (3:10 pm)
I've had to replace both of my front wheel bearing hubs. The drivers side failed
around 50K miles, the passenger just recently around 60K miles. I got a used
hub for the drivers side and bought a new timken hub as spare, which is now
being used on the passenger side. When the first hub bearing failed, I went]
to Timken and got the actual bearing, but there was no way I could get the
old one out, so I scrapped the hub. On the recent failure, I went to a machine
shop and they pressed the old one out and the new bearing in. Now that is
my spare. Years ago, you could repack the front bearings, now everything is
throwaway at high cost too. The lower ball joints are going as well, even
though I grease them myself with an grease needle by injecting some grease
into the rubber boot..but this is crap. Chrysler/dodge could have made them
with zerk grease nipples. I've just bought two MOOG balljoints that have the
grease fittings. This is nothing but a plot to make money off the owners by
Chrysler dealerships! I will never use them for any repairs!