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DakDave
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12/12/2001
23:45:20

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When I'm making a turn going up a slight upgrade
ex:driveway. I'm hearing and feeling thumping
somewhere in the front end. I can feel it through the driver side floor board.
Dealer checked it out said could not find anything wrong.

Any suggestions
THANKS



xplikt
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12/13/2001
00:32:39

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Is this that gas knocking around in the gas tank thing? I know something like this has been discussed before.



DakDave
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12/13/2001
00:48:01

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Thought of that.
But it's coming from the front of truck
thanks



Benb
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12/13/2001
08:55:15

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I got a 98 sport reg cab & mine pops too sometimes. have no clue what it is. took it to the dealer & they couldnt find nuffn wrong either.



98SPORT
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12/13/2001
10:16:49

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I have a 98 regular cab and I have the same problem. going over spped bumps or hitting the brakes while pulling into a parking spot. I put a full belltech suspension on it and now it is a little worse, so I am guessing in the suspension or braking hardware we have issues.



ChrisH
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12/13/2001
15:40:06

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I have the same thumping problem on my 2001 R/t. It happens almost everytime I pull into a parking spot which requires a hard turn. It bothers the hell out of me. I put it on a lift and I could see nothing wrong. I wish someone could find an answer!!



DakDave
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12/14/2001
22:48:31

RE: ANSWER to Thumping in front end
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Have the CROSS MEMBER and the TORSION BAR
checked. This is the problem my dealer found -- Stevens in Milford, CT
Just waiting for the parts
Hope this helps all Dakota owners
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Rascal
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12/15/2001
10:43:09

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Dave, check my post about my 98 SLT, I just posted it, I bet you have the same problem.

http://www.dodgedakota.net/boards/gen/3508.html

Rascal



DeaPee
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12/15/2001
17:36:15

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Just so you all know, I have the same sound in my 01 RC 3.9 4x4. It's a little annoying, but I couldn't find a thing -- thinking about taking it to the dealer.

- Dave
- 01 RC SLT 4x4 3.9 BLACK



Rascal
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12/15/2001
22:11:40

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I found what it was in mine and it was a very simple fix...there are two nuts that are on the A frame, one to the left and right of the top shock mount..(looking at it from the wheel), or from the top in the engine compartment, look between the top shock mount and the firewall, and between the top shock mount and the front of the truck. You can easily put a socket on it from the engine so you do not have to remove the wheel. One of mine was a little loose, the other VERY loose..I tightened them back down and I am as good as new..
check yours in case this is all it is.
Good luck,
Rascal



SA
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12/18/2001
18:20:20

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Mine is making a creaking noise, so will tighten these> Looks like it takes a 1"" deep well. Am I looking at the right bolts?



Rascal
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12/19/2001
00:18:55

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I don't think they are 1", but close to that..more like 3/4 on mine. Give it a try. Two of mine were loose, one real bad.

Rascal



slider_buck
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12/19/2001
02:57:36

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i have the same popping noise but mine seems to be coming from the rear end. is this also a common problem? maybe something loose back there also?



Rascal
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12/19/2001
07:58:20

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I think that is a different problem in the bed also common. I believe that rubber mounts wear out or dry out if you will and start causing the noise of the bed shifting around a bit. The noise I had in my front end felt like it was right under the driver's floor so I am glad to have cleared it up.

Rascal



ed
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1/04/2002
19:39:24

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I had some noise coming out of the back end whenever I would turn into a packing lot. It sounds like a clunk. I found that my shocks were loose at the rubber bushings. Their is a bolt on the top of the shock and at the bottom and they both need a good ftlb of torque.

97 Dodge Dakota 203000km
cold air intake, and other custom stuff.




mick
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2/05/2006
18:43:47

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I have an 02 ram 1500 w/ thumping in the from end.
It came on over time. It is not the rear end, had it checked out. constant thumping like a broken belt. But have gotten new tire also. seems to quiet donw going over hills and making left hand turns. When driving straight thumps like the devil.



richard macia
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12/30/2019
23:43:30

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my son has a 98 reg. cab Dakota and occasionally has a thumping noise when he comes to a stop on a incline. The noise comes from the drivers side-sometimes from the rear and sometimes from the front. He has had all the front bushings ,stabilizer and links replaced- a side note the car was hit on the passengers front panel. Ever since after the initial alignment it has been in the shop twice first for clanking on hard turns left and right and that's where all the front suspension has been replace. Now this thumping sound. HELP!



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