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2004 Dodge Dakota Base 2dr Reg Cab 112 WB

2004 Dodge Dakota
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6'6" Bed
16 mpg city / 22 mpg hwy
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September 8, 2013, 11:27 am

Rusty S
 

Question: clicking noise driver side

I have a 1994 Dodge Dakota 4 wheel drive and when I put it in drive and start to move I hear a loud clicking noise from the driver side I thought I had something stuck in my tire so I changed the tire and it is still doing it I checked the hub to see if it was loose it was not i crawled under the truck the clicking sounds like its around the cv axle and where it connects maybe even in the house where the axle goes in where i go over 20mph it seems to stop or the engine noise over powers it and it seems to only do it when i start to move and gets quiet when i hit the brakes i did research and people say its the hub, cv joint/ axle or the u joint bit the hub seems fine any help would be greatly appreciated


September 17, 2013, 1:59 pm

Tyler O
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Could be an issue with the drive axles or something in the brakes or hub.

Raise the corner and try spinning the wheel by hand and listening. Check for any play in suspension components as well as the axle.

Make sure no debris is stuck in the brake rotor etc.


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