Question about 2004 Dodge Dakota
I have some rattling vibration under the front-end like a hard vibration. A garage near by tells me that come from the front sway bars, that rubber bushings are worn out.
He is saying, that all the rest is safe and is nothing else loose. I can hear this noise when I go over bumps, dirt roads. Is very loud and It sound that is on the front right side.
All of the sudden my Airbag dash light start it acting on/off. When I make a turn will go on, then off on a straight run, dirt road on, When I turn the engine the light will go on then off, soon as I move the light goes on then off. On/off intermittent. I turned the passenger air bag off to check this problem. That light is lit when is off. That tells me that the passenger Airbag is ok. (maybe).
Is this maybe related to the rattling, vibration, or the sensor on the front got corroded. There is any way to troubleshoot this problem. Where I can find a diagram for the sensors front bumper sensors and others. So I can clean them or replace.
The Dodge dealers are not very honest around here, I have experienced that with them. Is Impossible to trust them.
I will really appreciate if you guys can help with this.
Answer by chryslerguy=You have two separate problems. The noise in the front is possibly the sway bar bushings, there was a problem with them on the dakota, durango and caravans. The airbag light problem is probably the clockspring. It is behind the steering wheel.
Comment posted on May 15, 2009 Thank you. I think you are right, I drove the truck today and now I'm noticing that the light comes on when I make a turn and then off when I'm going straight.
1)There is any way to replace this clockspring my self. Where exactly behind the steering wheel is located. Any diagrams?
2)is this spring related to steering wheel sensor.?
Yes also you are right. My local garage not the Dodge service wants me to replac all the sway bar bushings.
The truck has now 72.000 miles
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on May 08, 2009
You have two separate problems. The noise in the front is possibly the sway bar bushings, there was a problem with them on the dakota, durango and caravans. The airbag light problem is probably the clockspring. It is behind the steering wheel.
Posted on May 15, 2009
You will have to replace the entire clockspring. I highly recommend having it done at a repair shop because it involves removing the air bag which contains a small explosive device and can be dangerous to someone not trained in removing it.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
You can reset a service code on the s80 but not an airbag light. Partly this is a safety measure to stop people extinguishing important errors like this without addressing a potential fault in the safety system.
You will have to go to the dealer to get this light extinguished as it needs to be read and reset by their OBD reader.
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Posted on Jul 08, 2009
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