Question about 2002 Dodge Dakota Club Cab
I have the drive train fluids changed every 100K miles. The transmission gets a filter replacement, flush, and fluid change. The differential gets a fluid change. At approximately 240,000 miles the differential front seal was changed, picked up a tie down strap that wrapped around the drive shaft, and fluid was changed at 200K and 300K. I have the tires rotated and balanced every 8K at discount tire. I have a reputable shop perform the maintenance. This is not the only maintenance performed every 100K.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Front End Problems
first i would check the tires , are they cupped or chopped on the tread? run your hand over the tread and see if it feels rough and uneven. take the truck to a auto repair shop and have them jack both front and rear axles off the ground, put the truck in 2 wheel drive and run the speedometer to the speed you usually hear the roaring noise, if you don't hear the noise , put the truck in 4 wheel drive, turn off the traction assist if it has one and run it to the speed you would hear the noise. if you hear the roaring noise with tires off the ground, the problem is in the drivetrain, (engine, transmission, transfer case, u-joints, differentials or the front left or right cv halfshafts or u-joints). the older models (97 98) had the front two driveshafts from the differential turning all the time, they engaged in 4 wheel drive from the transfer case and a solenoid on the front differential. depending on the miles you have on this truck, the most likely areas i would look at would be the tires, u-joints/cv joints, and front and rear wheel bearings. thanks and good luck.
Posted on Oct 04, 2008
SOURCE: ram 1500 mileage issue
yah the 12/16 was a lie dodge never got that with there gas 4weel drives the average is right close to 10mpg i have owned dode all my life. and have never gotten over 13mpg with them. I sold my 97 2wheel drive 5.9 gas and thats the best i did withit was 13mpg and that was with the 285/75s on it you have to remember that the tires that big actually travel more distance than what your odometer is going to read. But right around 10 is average for the 4wheel drives
Posted on May 05, 2009
this fluid is likely to be diff oil its the axle oil seal needing replacment and you could do this job yourself take off the prop shaft and the drive flounge to reach the seal fit a new one but oil it and put the drive floung back on dont over do the nut,,,as for the u joints,,, grad hold of the joints with both hands and twist them together if the dont move or twist there ok,,,,a 4.7ltr engine is thursty but at 86k its just about run in with 1000s, of miles to go yet if its broping on mpg try giving it a realy good service and dont drive it so hard????
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
let your wife drive or slow down. Seriously, sounds like you have covered just about everything. Try increasing or decreasing your tire pressures a little just to see if it has any effect.
Posted on Oct 16, 2010
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