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1998 Dodge Dakota Base Reg Cab 112 WB Sport

1998 Dodge Dakota
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.5'
20 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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June 25, 2013, 10:07 am

Griff G
 

Question: Scraping sound from front end

While driving on the interstate a tire recap from a large truck hit the lower right front of the truck and made a loud snapping noise. As I slowed down I could hear scraping sound, I pulled over to look and could find nothing. I then drove to a Dodge dealer, they had it for almost two hours and could find nothing. This happened about three weeks ago and the sound is still there. What is it ?


July 7, 2013, 6:01 am

Elizabeth K
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If your noise was caused by a random impact, you're not going to find much help online. I'm surprised the dealer was not able to find it, but your best bet is to try another repair shop--or an auto body shop.


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