Question about 1984 Dodge Diplomat

1 Answer

Popping noise when turning and going over bumps

Ok i have a 1984 dodge diplomat salon v8 318 5.2 litre. i am the second owner and i bought the car from a little old lady. it currently has 54000+ miles on it. since having the vehile for 3 months, it passed maryland inspection and oils have been changed properly. when i go over bumps or make a turn, i here a pop noise. i was told my u joint was bad and my dad pulled out my driveshaft, no universal joint problems at all. he then opened a container in the rear of my car and told me there was no gear oil in it, he filled it up, and it stopped the noise, til i left from work the next day. i kno my brakes need to be done but i do not know if this problem is related, my dad thinks so and is doing my brakes tommorow, but i tstill do not think its a brake problem, please help me!!!!

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 580 Answers

Having little or no oil in the rear end may mean you have a leaking axle oil seal. On the rear end housing there is a vent with a cap on it. If it is blocked it will build up pressure & blow oil through the seals. Using your fingers rotate it back & forth to free it up. Sometimes mud & the like will plug it up. You'll know if this is the problem if you find signs of oil in the rear brake drums. You may have to replace the axle seals. The lack of oil in the rear end more than likely is the culprit. Good luck!

Posted on Jul 10, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

What is causing popping noise front passenger side of 2007 ford expadition

you replaced a lot of parts. were any of them bad. if you can add when you hear the pop noise. for example. when you only go over a bump. or when you turn the wheel to the right or left. if its when you go over a bump that is a suspension issue. turning would be in the steering.

Jan 20, 2015 | 2007 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer

1 Answer

Ignition lock removal no key 1984 dodge

as the key is required to remove you will have to pull the cylinder with a dent puller. The will brake the pin that holds it in .

Jan 05, 2015 | 1984 Dodge Diplomat

1 Answer

83 dodge diplomat carb leaks fuel

Float level and or needle and seat adjustment or replacement. Lovely engine. I had one once with 3 (three) twin throat Nikki carbies on the side of it and it flew Nearly

Dec 10, 2012 | 1983 Dodge Diplomat

1 Answer

I want to use the "clips" provided on my new child car seat on my 1984 Dodge diplomat. do you have any advise? How do you take the back seat out, so I can have a look at what to potentially clip...

autos after 2004 had the part in them that the clips attacked to,, depending on the brand of car seat you have you can go to the website for that product and order the clip hangers,, they attach to the portion of the seat belt behind the seat ,, that bolts down to the floor board

May 01, 2011 | 1984 Dodge Diplomat

1 Answer

I have a 1984 Subaru GL 1.8L 5 speed. Bought it Sunday, it ran perfectly, drove it for quite a ways, Monday we went to leave for work, at the stop sign it died, reminded me of popping the clutch but it...

Ok, try this, take off the distributor cap, turn the car over, and see if the rotor is turning. If not, the timing belt is broken. take care and good luck

Mar 02, 2011 | 1984 Subaru Gl

2 Answers

I bought a 1984 dodge diplomat SE 5.2 2bbl. I know it had sat a long time. Had a complete valve job done. It has been converted from the lean burn to points and condenser. I bought and installed a brand...

recheck point gap--points may have slipped. Also check voltage at coil. Should be 12 during start and ~9 volts at run (run goes thru ballast resistor). Also try replacing condenser if points were OK.

Sep 02, 2010 | 1984 Dodge Diplomat

2 Answers

I have a dodge magnun and have replaced the front linkage to sway

check the frunt break pads if the pads were ever replaced by aftermarket pads they will make a clunk sound going over bumps

Jul 10, 2010 | 2005 Dodge Magnum

1 Answer

Weird noise when steering

could be an axle going bad or bad struts

Jul 01, 2008 | 2005 Mazda 6

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

94 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts


Level 3 Expert

83036 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22382 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides