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Old 05-15-2012, 08:20 AM
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Default Clicking noise coming from front end.

I have a 2001 Off Road pkg, with 5.2L, 315/70/17's and a 2" leveling kit. I have just over 117k miles, and getting a clicking noise from the front end. I have talked with some friends, and they are saying CV joints. Would like to confirm. Any help would be appreciated.
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Is it happening while driving at highway speed, in town, off road, while turning, in 4 wheel or 2 wheel? Possible engine noise? I know some small 4X4 trucks might have CV Joints but not sure about Dodge full size. Thought they are U joints but not sure. I do know when U Joints start going bad the little needle bearings start making a clicking sound. Could gease them if they have a gease fitting.
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Is it happening while driving at highway speed, in town, off road, while turning, in 4 wheel or 2 wheel? Possible engine noise? I know some small 4X4 trucks might have CV Joints but not sure about Dodge full size. Thought they are U joints but not sure. I do know when U Joints start going bad the little needle bearings start making a clicking sound. Could gease them if they have a gease fitting.
Thanks for the response!! I first noticed it while in 4WD while turning. I may be paranoid now thinking I hear it while driving in town, though that could be my tool box. LOL. I am pretty sure it is not an engine noise, and it could very well be the U joints, I may have misquoted by saying CV.
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When my front u-joint went bad it started off by only making the sound in 4wd. But as the joint got worse, you could start to hear it just driving around in 2wd. Especially at slow speeds. Grab ahold of the front axle shafts and wiggle them. If there is any play in the joint its done..
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When my front u-joint went bad it started off by only making the sound in 4wd. But as the joint got worse, you could start to hear it just driving around in 2wd. Especially at slow speeds. Grab ahold of the front axle shafts and wiggle them. If there is any play in the joint its done..
Same here. And they are ujoints, not CVs. You can replace just the joints in the shafts which is good, because the axle shaft assembly is not cheap.
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