2001 Dodge Durango Clunking

dodge
intermittent
durango

#1

My 2001 Dodge Durango has an intermittent clunking that seems to correlate to the wheels rotating and happens: at low speeds (0-5 mph)… however, it has gotten worse if I drive continuously for an hour and then stop. It will happen between 0 and 30mph and be much louder.

When the clunking happens, the steering wheel also rotates to to the right and the car will shake a little.

If I had to guess, the clunking is coming from the front left but really could be anywhere.

I have taken it to FireStone multiple times, they have test driven it all over… it never seems to happen when they have it.


#2

Stay away from Firestone. My wife used to complain that our 2002 Dodge Dakota extended cab used to clunk. I put it on the lift and found both sway rod links broken. When they were replaced…the clunks went away. I suggest that you take your Dakota to a good independent front end shop and have it inspected. The odds of finding a competent mechanic at a chain shop is about the same as winning a lottery.


#3

Rear universal joint maybe!!!1


#4

I agree with Yosemite. I once had a rear-wheel drive car with independent rear suspension. It produced a cluncking sound when one of the rear u joints went bad. I also agree with missileman. A chain shop is no place for troubleshooting. I take my car to a chain shop ONLY if I’m 100% sure what it needs (brakes, tires, muffler etc.)