Question about 2001 Dodge Dakota
Wheel bearing is a humming sound and ball joint is a clunking especially over bumps.
Posted on Oct 15, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2001 Dodge Dakota loose steering
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there is a u joint to be replaced on your steering shaft just after the steering shaft
open the hood look down to the steering shaft you will see a small u joint very common to go bad most auto parts stores carry the part
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
Not hard, you'll need a special socket to get the axle nut off and getting the bearing out of the spindle is usually a real chore. Since it sounds like the spindle is already out, you might be able to do it in a press.
To get the ball joints out of the spindle, drive them out with a hammer. If you need to get the ball joint out of the axle, strike the axle next to where the ball joint taper is with a large hammer. That will usually distort the axle material enough (for a split second) to let the tappered section loose.
Posted on May 20, 2009
can it not be done without removing the hub ?? dont think you can get hub off without removing the track control ball joint?do you have the right tools??
Posted on May 30, 2009
????? This vehicle should be equiped with tapered roller bearings. Ball bearinga are out dated and not used since the 60's. No on the hub assembly, The brgs go into the hub and are replaceable as a seperate part.. $ 500.00? This is a mechanic? Do this, jack up the front end of the vehicle and rotate the wheel to determine if there is a proble. Not ant rough or hanging up of ythe wheel while turning it. Then put one hannd on the top and one on the bottom and push and pull. You are now checking for loose bbearings. Any looseness or roughness is a call to have the wheel and hubs pulled and inspected. 500.00? He is trying to get rid of you by quoting an outrages price. If you accept the estimate he is all the more happier for ripping you off. Take it to another shop and say no more than " Please chk the front end and wheel brgs. DSay no more than that and leaave them to their work. They will call you when they need you. Ask for the old parts if you have them replace or repair.. My estimate. 20 to 30.00 in parts and shop time 1.5 hrs. A reputable shop will show you where,why,and how.the process works..
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
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