Popping Noise while making turns.


teckdawg
07-15-2005, 11:20 PM
when i make a turn in my durango on the street or in the parking lot i always hear a loud popping noise like something is loose. Ive taken it to 5 different places to get it checked out but no one could find the problem of course. i can feel it in the steering column but the machanic check every thing in the steering and could not find nothin wrong.

DurangoDave
07-16-2005, 08:00 AM
You haven't described what was checked and deemed as ok, so we're just taking a shot in the dark at this.

Are you in full time 4WD on dry pavement when you hear this? You know it'll make that noise as the tires skid in the turn.

But I'm sure that's not what you're referring to. Check front wheel bearings, if they haven't already done that.
Good luck. Keep us posted.
Dave
Westminster, MD USA

teckdawg
07-18-2005, 09:06 PM
No i dont drive 4WD on the street. i already got the bearings checked. i can feel the clanking noise right under the brake pedal. sounds like somethning is moving under there. steering column was checked and is ok and i replaced the passenger side rack and pinoin due to leaking. the dealer said that that is what was making the noise but after it was fixed i still heard it. after that they said nothing else was wrong with it.

Black Dog
07-19-2005, 08:58 PM
Check this out, your problem is when you make a turn? when you drive straight forward or backward there´s no poping sound, right? If your awnsers is YES on this two question´s the problem is in the BACK PART!, I all ready make a repair in the back axle and solve the problem, for be sure about this, tell some one to drive the SUV back and forward making a turn in low speed, and I´m 90% sure that the sound it´s coming out of the back rim.

If I´m right on this, take it to a Auto trans especialist, to repair that PAIN from your SUV.


when i make a turn in my durango on the street or in the parking lot i always hear a loud popping noise like something is loose. Ive taken it to 5 different places to get it checked out but no one could find the problem of course. i can feel it in the steering column but the machanic check every thing in the steering and could not find nothin wrong.

RadsBrat
08-03-2005, 03:48 PM
It could be the UBall Joint. There is currently a recall notice out on 2000-2003 durangos. I just had mine fixed and the "popping" sound stopped. You can check to see if your durango is part of the recall notice by going to www.dodge.com, click on For Owners, then choose recall notices. It will ask you for the last 8 digits of your VIN.

teckdawg
08-04-2005, 01:57 PM
I have already got that recall dont on my durango about 4 months ago

srayls
08-04-2005, 08:25 PM
I have only had my durango 5 months with 12,000 miles and i am getting a popping noise while turning...i also (on hot days) get a popping noise from the rear tires when going over speed bumps...i have taking it into the dealership with no luck...i just traded in a caravan that was only 2 years old because i had the same popping noise and no one could fix it. This is ridiculous and i will NEVER buy another Dodge/Chrysler again...called Chrysler and they basically just said to take it to another dealership...did that with the van and no luck...I WILL FILE LEMON LAW ON THIS ONE AS SOON AS I HIT THE 4TH VISIT TO THE DEALERSHIP!! i love my truck but i dont feel safe with the noise!! can anyone help with this...i have read the other post about the rear end and im going tomorrow to have that checked...

rawdaddy
08-26-2005, 04:48 PM
I recently had this problem - at first i thought i was imagining it (had the same issue with my old explorer), then it became severe enough that i brought it in to the dealer. surprise - they knew what the problem was and fixed it. they said there was a technical service bulletin regarding it -had to lube the ball joints with a different kind of lubricant.

srayls
08-26-2005, 05:12 PM
Just wanted to let everyone know that i took my durango in to the dealership and they changed my intermediate shaft...dont know what this is exactly but theres no more noises...YEAH!! im so exctied because i love my truck and i had already made up my mind that after the fourth trip in i was filing lemon law. It took the dealership a whole week to figure it out...lol i told them i didnt want it back till it was fixed!! I hope this helps anyone else with the problem...oh and thanks to the last poster but they lubed everything the first time i took it in and that didnt fix it.

odqlesz
05-29-2007, 12:51 PM
I have the same problem and they have the same solution
(intermediate shaft)
but want $255 to fix it plus $95 for diagnostics.

What did you have to pay. They said this wasn't covered
under warranty.

Thanks

notamechanic54
03-01-2009, 07:30 PM
I would like to change these myself can anyone give me instructions on this? From looking it over I need to remove the caliber, rotor and wheel hub assy, after that I think all I have to is remove bolts from transfer case and get a puller to remove. Does anyone know if this is correct?

GirlBear
03-03-2009, 03:39 AM
i havent read all the responses. maybe i should but. if no1 has suggested this try it. check ur swaybar bushings. when they are worn the bolts pop in in out sliding back n forth when u turn the wheel. thats what was making the noise on my durango and blazer. its a quick easy fix. cost about $7 per side maybe all together.

GirlBear
03-03-2009, 03:42 AM
I guess i shouldve read all the posts like i said. but owell. glad 2 see youve resolved the prob.

morrisr3nd
03-06-2009, 11:12 AM
I changed both of mine in about 1 /12 hours. They are easy to replace and you can get them from Advanced Auto or any other for about $75 each. Sure beats paying someone else to do it. If your's is like mine, it should be pretty easy. Just need a big socket for the hub nut.

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