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1998 dodge Dakota 3.9L 4x4When driving the truck I hear a loud squealing noise that sound like it's coming from the front passenger side. Just recently it's started to shake and vibrate at low speeds ( usually 10 - 20 mph). Noise is constant at speeds above 15 mph and gets louder the faster I go. About 3 years ago I replace the front drive assemblies on both sides and have had no issues until about a year ago. Drivers side makes no sounds at all. Took the tire off today just to take a look and when I spin the rotor I hear a rubbing noise from where the cv joint meets the transfer case. Any ideas?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 94 Geo Prizm CV or driveaxle?
on this type of vehichle, you have two axles in the front; one going to each side. Chances are that the boot at the axle joint was torn and that is why you are having problem. In teh past people used to replace the boot, this day and age its actually cheaper to replace the axle. So you would need to replace that side of the axle (the half shaft).
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
I had a similar problem. The dealer change automatic transmission and differential, but the noise continu. After research on internet i think the problem is the front galiper who create a vibration on the disc wheel and the vibration frequence follow the front axle until interior car. Just press slowly the brake pedal and if the noise stop , that's it the cause i think. I dont change my galiper, but i have a new transmission . :)))
Posted on Jun 04, 2009
Wheel bearings are likly and I've changed many to solve this problem but it's esy to pick the wrong one with e vehical jacked and on jack stands suporting the car by the lower control arms ( normal ride hieght) run the car with a driver and listen to ti run , of course theres no load on the powertrain so there will be some lash ( power on to power decline ) cheack up. The roaring noise can be isolated by puting a sounding bar ( long metal rod ( sr=crew driver)) other against the part till the sound is rounded up rear but possible the carrier bearings in the (rear end) front drive. The axel bearings and on some units the carrier bearing thats in the CV axel on the block. Sounding rod will find and change the noisey part. Professional help is a good idea if you can't carry this out saftly
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
That noise sounds to me like a Ball Joint problem. I would check to see if you have fittings to grease the front suspention.
Good luck, Allen
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
yes, it could be, and probably is, to check this, jack the car up, and see if you can wiggle the tire, up and down, or side to side. also, you might want to check your brake pads. hope this helps!!!
Posted on Nov 03, 2009
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