Re: Let's play "Guess that noise"!

From: Gary Hedlin (
Date: Tue Sep 20 2011 - 20:00:24 EDT

Almost sounds like a worn bushing in the a-arms...IMHO.


On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 6:56 PM, M.B. <> wrote:

> Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Dakota 4x4, 318, 141k.
> Almost since I bought this truck, there's been a "clunk" from the steering
> while at parking lot speeds or while sitting still. I've replaced all 4 tie
> rods, the tie rod adjusters, idler arm and pitman arm trying to fix it. The
> steering shaft seems tight and rust-free. The noise sounds like it's coming
> from lower in the truck. I suspect it's the steering box. I want to get it
> fixed prior to winter setting in but don't want to drop the money on a new
> box and power steering pump (to be safe) if it's not going to fix the issue.
> Video of the truck running with me turning the wheel back and forth to make
> the "clunk" noise:
> The steering is pretty tight but on crowned roads there's quite a bit of
> steering correction to the left to go straight. It's like there's a "dead
> zone" between the wheel being centered up and a quarter turn to the left.
> The truck was re-aligned at a shop after the steering components were
> replaced ~18 months ago.
> Any input on this one?
> Thanks!
> M.B.

Gary Hedlin
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