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Clicking noise in front end 2001 dodge ram 4x4

I have 2001 dodge ram 4x4 1500 When it is in 4x4 there is no clicking noise when shifted back to 2 wheel there is a clicking noise coming from front end when truck is moving can you give me some ideas as what this may be .Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    I HAVE A 2000 DODGE RAM SPORT AND IT DOUSE THE SAME I AND I CAN NOT FIND IT THE DEALER DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS ANY IDEAL WOULD HELP



  • akwolf Mar 06, 2009

    I have a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 and it just started clicking a few weeks ago. The front right side 'clicks' with what seems to be each tire rotation. This is only noticable in 2 wheel drive when the truck is traveling straight.

  • joejones0502 Mar 30, 2009

    If it is the u-joint do you have to take out the ball joints and remove the whole assembly? Is there enough play in the shaft that if I take off the big nut that it will slide back far enough to get to the joints?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    what happens if the u joint breaks off, cuz mine is wiggling very bad, and everyone tells me that if it blows out, the tire will come to a complete stop

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    only in 4 wheel drive about every 20 feet or so it sounds like a rock in the right front area and awful chunk sound. u joint? hub? iunno

  • rebeljoe101
    rebeljoe101 Jan 04, 2013

    its the u-joints or also known as the universal joints

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Dodge ram service light comes on and tries to shift from 4 wheel to 2 wheel by it self

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    replace front break lines

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    I can here a clicking/grinding noise in front end that sounds like it is coming from the drivers side.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    My radio shtopped working when I tried to hick up LEDs to its fuss and when I did that the radio shut off and wount turn on now and the negetive side of the battery gets really hot when I conner it back on the battery my truck is a 2001 dodge ram 1500

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    My radio stopped working when I tried to hick up LEDs to its fuss and when I did that the radio shut off and wount turn on now and the negetive side of the battery gets really hot when I conner it back on the battery my truck is a 2001 dodge ram 1500

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    My radio stopped working when I tried to hick up LEDs to its fuss and when I did that the radio shut off and wount turn on now and the negetive side of the battery gets really hot when I conner it back on the battery my truck is a 2001 dodge ram 1500

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The guy is right it is that joint have the same problem you can get under the truck and try shakin the joint that looks just like a ... u... it is right behind the tire comin out of the front axle it will wiggle probably bad..

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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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 quite.

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Probally u joint. less then 20$ at adavance auto. take old u joint with hammer and a tap. take cap off of 1 side of new u joint set it in and lightly tap with hammer to put on cap. dont forget to put clips in

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The clicking noise is from the front U-Joints behind the hub assembly at the ends of the axle.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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I have the same sound , but mine does it in 4wd not 2 wheel drive it sometimes clunks in 2wd tho, check your U joints Out they may need to be greased, or replaced.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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Hey so i had the same problem....i did a full 180 while mudding on accident....i was going straight into a big muddy feild took it too fast, lost control, over corrected it and ended up rolling backwards while in drive still.....terrible clicking sound, loud as hell......got it checked out, it was a shattered driveshaft...set me back 700$$!!!

Posted on Oct 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Clicking noise in front end 2001 dodge ram 4x4

the ansew i found is replacing the seal around the joint and from both end removing it and cleaning it out i had rocks in mine from going threw water and mud ita a all day deal but a twenty doller fix axle shaft oil seal is all i had to replace

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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