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98 dodge dakota steering noise

98 dakota clunk in steering column or multiple ones. I think it is a u joint or where it goes thru the firewall

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I have the same clunk when I turn sharp...anyone have an idea?

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Take a look at your cv joints

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The steering on my citoen zara 1.6 is making lots of banging noises when turning It pulled left for a while then after some noises returned to normal


your clunking is probably caused by a bad steering u-joint or knuckle at the bottom of the steering column.(at rack and column)

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Clunking noise when you turn the steering wheel while driving


The noise will be either the universal joint on the steering column or a component in the steering rack or outer tie rod ends, get someone to sit in the car and move the wheel slightly left and right and have a look and you will be able to see and hear where the noise is coming from

Mar 08, 2012 | 1998 Dodge Stratus

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How difficult is it to replace the steering rod[column] ?Main steering component that goes through firewall . the knuckle that is on the engine side of the firewall is worn out causing lots of play in...


The "knucle" you are describing (The part with the U-joint built into it) is called the Intermediate Shaft.
It is somewhat common for the U-joints in this shaft to get loose. It is not difficult to replace. You just remove the bolt from the steering column main shaft under the dash and remove the bolt from the steering gear assembly. The shaft will then "collapse" or "push inside of itself" to provide the clearance to remove it from both ends. The hardest part is working the rubber boot out of the way where it goes through the toe-board. The boot is actually 2 pieces and can be moved in and out of itself as well, but can be somewhat difficult to get it moved out of the way far enough to work wjth the bolts at either end.

CAUTION: When removing the intermediate shaft, extreme care must be used to make sure that the upper steering column shaft (and steering wheel) does not rotate. If this rotates around, the contact assembly for the airbag can be damaged. When I am doing these, I usually take a bungee cord and run it from the steering wheel to the brake pedal lever. This will allow a little movement to work with the shaft while at the same time, preventing the steering wheel from rotating all the way around.

Apr 17, 2011 | 2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab

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2004 dodge dakota still hard to steer even after new pump and rack truck also wants to pull thru the turn also tie rod ends have been changed


had this problem ended up being steering column universal joints were seizing,had them replaced .....solved that problem!...good luck!

Feb 15, 2011 | 2004 Dodge Dakota

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2001 chrysler voyager makes loud noise when steering left and right - manual says lubricate steering wheel shaft. How is that done?


the shaft itself cannot be lubricated. at the bottom of the steering column under the dash move the carpet out of the way as much as possilble and look at the rubber boot,spraying somm sylicone lube in there will get rid of a rubbing noise. if it is making a clunking noise when steering look at the tie rods for loosesness. if it clunks when hitting bumps look at the ball joints and more than likely the stabilizer bushings at the lower controlarms and the body where it is attatched are worn out,this is quite common..

Feb 17, 2010 | 2001 Chrysler Voyager

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Popping and clicking in 2003 dodge durango steering column, it feels as if the column is loose at some point, it's not in the front end, it seems to be from the firewall up to the steering wheel


i believe there is a replacement steering shaft from dodge to get rid of this noise,the dakotas have the same problem,it comes from the shaft design and the flex of the body mounts when u accel or deccel,hope this helps

Sep 05, 2009 | 2003 Dodge Durango

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Steering clunk


The clunk as you describe could be one of three problems, the steering lower column, the steering gearbox or the constan velocity joints.
The lower steering coloumn viewable from the engine bay below the brake unit has a rubber coupler which breaks and can cause the column to lock up, the steering gearbox which the column mounts to can also fail inside, fiunally the c.v. joints break and will cause intermittant binding of the steering, you need to goto a car park and drive the vehicle full lock left and right and have someone listen for the clunk, if it is coming from the wheel area then its the cv joints.
I would start there, hope this helps
JPTCAT

Sep 16, 2008 | 1989 Land Rover Range Rover

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2004 clunking noise thru steering!


Its probably the intermediate steering shaft. The shaft where it goes thru the firewall is known for clunking on these trucks. GM makes a lube kit to fix the noise. I don't have the part number handy, but the parts guy at the local dealer will know what you are looking for.

Good Luck

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