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Old 05-19-2009, 09:54 AM
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IN the last two days on our little road trip, i noticed on our caliber, a knocking or popping noise. It only does it when the wheel is turned and you accelerate.And it seemed more so when the wheel is turned to the left. I am going to give the dealer a call in a few hours when they open and see if i can get it in. It's still under warranty, so as far as i'm concerned, its dodges problem. I just wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this and or if any ideas as to what the issue is. thanks
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Old 05-19-2009, 06:18 PM
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There is a TSB for possible loose bolts.

Here is the TSB
DODGE / CALIBER 2008-2009
DODGE / CALIBER AWD 2008
JEEP / PATRIOT 2009
JEEP / PATRIOT 4X4 2008-2009
JEEP / PATRIOT FWD 2008-2009
Service Bulletin Number : RRT-08-070
NHTSA Item Number : 10026829
Summary Description :
CHRYSLER: LOWER CONTROL ARM TO CROSSMEMBER MOUNTING BOLTS. VEHICLES WERE SHIPPED WITH FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM TO CROSSMEMBER MOUNTING BOLTS THAT MAY NOT BE TIGHTENED TO SPECIFICATION. *PE



Our 09 makes this noise but only when it is below 20 degrees outside and only for about a mile or two until whatever it is warms up.
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Sure enough, dealer says RRT-08-070
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Have they fixed it yet?
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I had this kind of problem on my honda model accord.

It turnes out to be cv gators. However if this occurs when heat/ temperatur is an issue I would check the bolts on the manifold. sometimes they get overtightend in the factory and pop.
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Have they fixed it yet?
Yup! they fixed it and it rides much better. Had it repaired and had the tires rotated and the lojack installed, after almost a year!
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Good deal. Was it the recall in question?
I drove the wife's the other day and all seems well for now.
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they said nothing about it being a recall. I just said its under warranty your responsibility.
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