Re: RE: strange sounds in my R/T CC

From: W. Jack Hilton III (
Date: Wed Jun 17 1998 - 11:26:19 EDT

Alan -

I am almost sure it's the exhaust . I am kinda curious , although not
worried , why in just this group , there are three that are bought that are
way out of alignment . Maybe the suspension mods on the R/T package were
done at the factory after the vehicle had been originally aligned ?
Or maybe it has something to do with the 17x9" rims ? Who knows .

At 08:03 AM 6/17/98 -0700, you wrote:
>I have the exact same problems.
>Mine had 14 miles when I picked it up. The first day it drove straight. But
>now the wheel has to be pointed a little off center for it to go straight.
>I think it has to do with the roads being crowned. All my cars do that even
>if they've been aligned at the shop.
>I do get a "clunk" when turning right onto a driveway. Haven't checked out
>why yet.
>'88 x-CHP Mustang LX
>'89 Mustang GT (347, Griggs, S-trim and the list goes on...)
>'98 Dakota R/T CC (going to Hot Rod hang-out this Friday to show off)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: W. Jack Hilton III []
> Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 1998 6:45 AM
> To:
> Subject: DML: strange sounds in my R/T CC
> Hi all -
> I've had my CC R/T for about a week and a half now and I
>only have a couple
> probs .
> The first thing that I noticed was that when I got the truck
>, it only had
> about 25 miles on it and it was noticably out of alignment .
>Probably from
> whoever drove it before me , but I just wondered if anyone
>else noticed the
> same .
> The main thing that I have a question on is this .
> I notice that whenever I am going over an uneven surface
>that makes the
> truck kinda twist in a different direction on each end (like
>when you turn
> right and enter a driveway or parking lot that slopes up
>from the road) ,
> I hear a loud clunking against the floor of the truck .
> It sounds almost as if the exhaust system is being flexed to
>a point where
> it is actually slapping the floor of the truck . I am not
>totally sure
> that's what it is , but it seems to be the only reasonable
>answer since I
> haven't had a chance to have the dealer check it out .
> Anyone else had this problem ?
> Jack Hilton
> '98 CC R/T "Black Death"

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