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Every time i make a sharp left turn i hear clicking

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Old 01-25-2008, 01:59 AM
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Does anybody know why when i make a sharp left turn i hear clicking in the front of my ram. I know its out of allignment and pulls to the right could that have any to do with?
 
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:06 AM
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4x4? if so wheel barring or front axle u-joint

jack up the wheel pull the tire in and out, if it moves then the wheel barring is bad, look at the axle where it meets the tire check the u-joints for ware, cracked boots and play in them
 
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Old 01-25-2008, 02:11 AM
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if that is the problem then how much will it cost to fix?
 
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:19 AM
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Default RE: Every time i make a sharp left turn i hear clicking

wheel bearing costs about $200 the u joint about $15. plus labor.
 
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:58 AM
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there both about the same amount of work to change (really same proses to do both only with the u-joints there is 1 more step, remove axle)
 
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:23 PM
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thats prob a u-joint. Wheel bearing is more of a loud hum noise not a clicking thats def a u-joint.
 
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:20 PM
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well i am about to put new tires on and get an allignment on it. So not haveing that u-joint fixed will it affect the allignment and the tires just asking?
 
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:22 PM
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if its clicking now, it will likely began clacking, and move on to a vibration. not really something to ignore.
 
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Mine U-joints are cooked right now, when I use 4 wheel drive i just ease into the throttle so i dont bust the damn things in half. I really dont want to replace them because the last time i did it the axle seals started to leak, and they are not fun to change
 
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