Re: when i make right hand turns, I feel something...
Had the same problem about a month ago. Ball Joints were shot and Tie rod ends as well. Look at them and give them a good shaking you should not be able to move them very easily (same as for tie rod ends). This is a lengthy repair if you have a 4x4 you will need to remove drive shaft. Get a Chilton book a buddy and set a whole day aside. You will need a few special tools to do this so make sure you plan on renting/borrowing these from somewhere. (pickle fork, lower ball joint press, impact wrench, and air hammer makes things simple.) you will not be reusing any parts of the ball joints/tie rods so do not be afraid to use an impact wrench to break things free. I also found an air hammer to be very useful. Your upper ball joints will be riveted on if they have not been replaced from the factory. (You will need to cut/drill these rivets out) If your going to have to replace ball joints you may as well do tie rods (inner/outer) and in my case I replaced hubs as well. I would say this is a moderator difficult job and if you have some automotive experiance all the right tools/parts and a Chilton book you should have no problem. The whole job took me 6hrs by myself and cost $900 (upper lower ball joints, inner outer tie rod ends, and hubs) I have done a fair amount of suspension work in the past and am very familiar with my Dakota. If this is your first time under your dakota plan on 10-12hrs. Id be more then happy to answer any questions you have along the way.
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If the noise gets worse making a right turn, then goes away or close on a left turn. It is a wheel bearing. If it an engine mount. Put a jack under it and lift the engine slightly. If the vibration goes away. I suggest you replace all the other mounts.
This sounds as if you have a wheel bearing that is going bad. Something that should be addressed as soon as possible. Your footnote indicates that the sound goes away when you turn right. What is happening is you are transferring the weight of the car to the left side of the car when turning right, thus relieving pressure on the right side wheel bearings. This is what is making the sound dissipate. This of course would have to same result if the bad bearing was on the opposing side and you turned left.
A method to double check this is to park your car on a level surface and chock your front wheels, as you have stated you can here the sound in the rear. Using a jack and jack stands lift the rear of the vehicle high enough so that the rear tires are off the ground. You want to make sure that the car is on a level surface and that the front wheels are chocked from rolling either forward or backward. You want to then put your vehicle in Neutral if it is a rear wheel drive and release the parking brake. If it is a front wheel drive leave the car in Park and release the parking brake.
Once you are sure that your vehicle is secure and stable, find a point on the shock tower or spring connected the wheel you are testing and place one hand on it. With your free hand, spin the wheel. You should feel no vibration if the bearing is good. Do the same test on the other side for comparison. Which ever of the two sides has apparent vibration, that is the side you will find the bad bearing.
sounds like its the wheel bearing assembly on one of the left hand side wheels recheck that there is no play on those wheels when jacked up off the ground and spin both wheels by hand .......your sure to feel a roughness on the problem wheel on fast rotation by hand
if you feel the pulsation in brake pedal when stopping. its a warped brake rotor thats causing it. for bad cv joint symtoms--- Unusual noises when making turns. As you are driving on the road and you make a turn at the corner, if you start hearing unusual sounds coming from under the car then this is one of the symptoms of a bad CV joint. These noises will sound like something is clicking beneath the car every time you turn the steering wheel. Evidence of a damaged boot. Steering wheel feels heavier. The steering wheel will start to feel tighter and heavier and you can hardly make simple turns to the left or right. In severe cases you might even feel heavy vibrations like you are driving down a rocky road.
Check to see if the steering sector is about to fall off,and the power steering pump.If all that is secure,check the mounts on the trans,and the transfer case.If the mounts are broken,or weak,this would allow the vibration,when turning.Let me know if I can help any firstname.lastname@example.org