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2001 D Durango steering wheel feels loose and not the same firm control on the road.....also having a clicking/very squeeky front end and shocks are under one year old.

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Tie rod end problem. Very cheap to fix if you do it yourself.

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I have a 2006 suzuki jimny and have a wheel wobble at about 48 mph,alo when going over a slight bumpy road i get a squeeky noise


Some front end part is worn, probably ball joint(s). Jack up and put on stands, have helper put long bar or 2x4 under front wheel and raise wheel up and down while you look for loose motion. If none found, have helper wigle steering wheel back and forth while you look for loose play in steering parts.

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Hi there, does it do it on a good road? If not then I wouldn't get too concerned, it is a front wheel drive I presume and any front wheel drive car will follow any imperfections in the road and track the road imperfection, is it like the steering has a mind of its own and wants to follow the road surface, if so then this is normal, if not please take it to your mechanical shop and have them look at it

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This is a very typical issue on lifted vehicles being driven on the street. It is important to know that when a vehicle is lifted, the steering and suspension geometry change and characteristics will change as well.
My first concern would be with front wheel alignment. If front caster angles are too severe, the will fight each other over rough surfaces and cause the truck to wander or feel like a shake.
Also, front toe angles are crucial for proper tire wear and stability.
Have the front end aligned and checked. If there are no alignment issues, focus on the shocks and that steering stabilizer. Was the problem there before you installed the stabilizer? If not, check it for proper oil/ gas charge.
Weak or worn shocks will cause the tires to bounce and leave the road over bumps. Since the truck and been lifted, make sure the shocks are the proper length. If they are too short (even by as little as 20mm), they cause rebound problems and make the opposing side overcompensate with a bouncing effect.

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It sounds like a ball joint is worn, possibly the rack end ball joint or tie rod end.
With the bumpy ride it could also be that the front shock absorber has failed.
Jack the front wheel up on each side in turn, grab the wheel at each side and shake it back and forth as hard as you can. If you hear or feel looseness, the problem is in the steering, as above.
Then shake the wheel while holding it at top and bottom. If you feel looseness then, the problem is in the front suspension wishbones.
Repeat this on the other front wheel. Let it down on the ground, then bounce each front corner up and down as hard as you can (you might have to have a second person with you doing this). If you hear a clunk or feel excessive bounciness, it is the shock absorber. When bouncing like this, the car should resist, and not keep bouncing when you let go.

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My steering goes mad when driving on rough roads, mostly on left side. a bit like driving a jelly. could this be the springs?


It is unlikely to be the springs but more likely to be the ancillary suspension components such as the shock absorbers (suspension dampers) and either tired or worn rubber bushings on the the anti-roll (anti-sway) bar and control arms. Some cars are fitted with a steering damper arm and if this loses its damping effectiveness the steering will shimmy about. Bounce on each corner of the front of the car. The body should rebound and come to rest within one and half cycles. If the car continues to bounce the shocks need replacing. Lift the front of the car and remove the front wheels. Inspect the rubber bushings of control arms and shock absorber mounts for wear and annular cracks. Use a pry bar to apply force in order to detect for undue play in linkages and control arms. Check for play in the steering control arms ball joints and in the steering rack itself, including the mounting bolts. Everything should be tight and firm. Anything obviously loose and/or worn should be replaced.

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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

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2003 Dodge Durango clunking noise in front end can be felt in steering column ball joints,tie rod ends, control arm bushings,sway bar bushings replaced,shocks replaced steering column bushings checked all...


With the information given this is not a sure solution. Questions that need to be asked is when does this happen, turning at slow speedm high speed, when hitting a pot hole etc? Since you have replaced a lot of things already, assuming you have NEW good quality parts so you did not replace bad parts with new bad parts i would definitelu check the pitman arm. This runs from the stering gear to the tierod. It can give you some good clunks while steering, especially at low speed when there is a lot of resistance. Check it by having someone turning the steering wheel when watchin/feeling it.

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Front end shacking when I run over small bump in road.


If it is still under warranty take it to the dealer. You could have at a minimum have thrown the weights off the tires. But anything like tie rod ends or belts in the tires could be bad.

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well theses truck usualy have bad ball joints jack up under the control arm and push in on the top of the tire and see if the ball joint moves at all you can also put a big pry bar under the tire and lift upwards if the ball joints move at all they are junk

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