I've replaced and torqued the Hub Assembly. But when I took it to to test it. It seems to still make the noise. I'm lost now and dont know where else to check. Maybe the brakes or the Power Steering Tir Rod Ends?
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Re: Dodge Dakota Noise Right Side
Sounds like the toe-in. Have the toe-in checked. It sounds like it wants to pull. You might also check the tie-rod ends and ball-joints as they may cause many different noises. Other wise the caster camber could be a cause. You should get this checked by an alignment co. Be safe not sorry. Please. please leave feedback
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It is unlikely that the noise you are gearing is actually coming from the differential. Turnuing has littel impact on this. Unfortunately, noises transmit through the vehicle body and can fool us as to where they are actually coming from. You do not say whether you Dodge Dakota is 2WD or 4WD. Usually, turning noises can be isolated to front brakes or bearings. The Dakota has a long issue with front wheel bearings. If you have had the vehicle for a while and have not had any issues with them, now might be the time to check them out. Warning though, get good wuality replacements ( I recommend TIMKEN) and you must always use a torque wrench to tighten the hub nuts or you WILL have premature failure of the new bearing. It is hard to isolate bearings....they run about $100.00 each. If you have tried other solutions and think this is the problem, based on noise/mileage/age, then replacement of both bearings at the same time is a good idea. Additional note: fornt bearings will start to "growl" at you when you shif the steering wheel fron side to side. This noise will get louder as the bearings get clser to complete failure. If they fail, they will overheat and could cause hub damage, which is a considerably more expensive problem to fix.
understandably you want to do things right. i do this job by tightening the nut with channel lock pliers, spinning the rotor, and loosening the nut just til loose and then snug. reinstall the castle washer and then a new cotter pin (if available). make sure there is no lateral play(up and down). you should be good to go. happy holidays
when i hit a curb with my 97 cavileier and bent the center hub its made a noise something like the one you are describing i changed it to a new one and there was still a slight noise i took it back of and took a closer look and the new hub had a slight warp to it so i took it back got another one and no noise i think that your hub maybe faulty as well dont mark my words but it worked for me
I have a 2002 Dodge 1500 Ram 4x4, quad cab and had the same problem. In
2wd the clicking was constant, in 4wd it would go away. Also I had no
4wd while in 4wd, found that out after a snow storm. I took my truck to
a buddies garage (a Dodge mechanic), he said this is a common problem.
He pulled the drivers side wheel, hub, axle and stub axle. The stub
axle splines where it goes into the CV joint and and the internal
splines in the CV joint were gone. Almost smooth even. The wheel
bearing was completely wore out too. I ended up replacing the hub
assembly, both the inner and outer axles. Not a cheap fix either I
have about $600 repair bill, but it's back on the road now smooth and