Hmm. Sounds fun and expensive, since I'm guessing you have to pull the
A-arms to replace them, and might as well do the ball joints while
On 9/20/2011 5:00 PM, Gary Hedlin wrote:
> Almost sounds like a worn bushing in the a-arms...IMHO.
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 6:56 PM, M.B.<email@example.com> 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?
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