The Dodge Dakota pickup truck has CV joints on both front wheels. The pickup truck also has a driveshaft, as it is rear wheel drive.
Both ends need removed.
it makes a knocking sound when u turn the wheels.
I'm not familiar with the dakota, but based on the ones I have done; You'll need a ball joint press, which is basically a large c-clamp with special cups to press out and then press in the new joints. Many auto parts stores will lend these out, and will show you how to use it. With this tool, 10 minutes per side installing new ball joints. You most likely need a new alignment afterwards.
There is only one, it is in the middle of the double cardan joint on the transfer case side. It is very hard to find with out removing the drive shaft.
The CV joint would have to be broke in 1/2 to cause the 4-wheel dr. not to work. 4-wheel drive would work BUT the front wheels would not pull.
The joint you are looking for is the U joint. You have one at the back of the transmission and another where the drive shaft attaches to the rear end. On the extended version there will also be a U joint in the middle. So if you look under the car and the drive shaft just looks like one long tube you have a two joint shaft. If however, you see what appears to be a joint about the size of both of your fists together in the middle of the shaft, you are looking at the third joint.
If it's a clunk sound, check universal joint bearings and drive shaft bolts. Otherwise please describe noise.
Check with a dealer- ball joints on series of Dodge products where covered by recalls.
Remove the rear U-Joint and be very careful not to loose caps or any needle bearings. Uses lock rings to hold it in place. Tape it together with duck tape. Now pull the drive shaft out of the transmission and remove the front U-Joint from the driveshaft and replace it. Reinstall in reverse order.
They are on the ends of the drive shaft.
Its usually a U joint. Click under acceleration . While turning,a CV joint. Grinding or moaning is usually a bearing.
It may be a front U-Joint, or front driveshaft/cv joint.
is it front wheel drive? if so the cv joint is bad
a cv (constant velocity) joint is used to transmit power from drive train (engine, transmission) to the wheels like universal joints, but also allows wheels to turn (steer) in front drive vehicles
If it is a front wheel drive vehicle it could be a bad CV joint. In a rear wheel drive car it could be a bad universal joint.
The pivot ball joint has failed. It is located between the double U-joints at the transfer case end.
The front-wheel drive ones do - two of them. One for each front wheel.
Possible failed U joint or cv joint at the left front wheel
51.53 inches from u-joint center to u-joint center
The Prop shaft (front drive shaft) has a ball type cv joint that sits in bearings that connects to the transfer case. This is most likely shot and you need a front prop shaft (front drive shaft) complete with rubber boot and differential cv universal joint.
The 2000 Ram had u joints, not cv joints at the front axle.
Only rear drive vehicles have U joints, your impala is a front wheel drive.
It depends on when you hear the noise, but it likely a joint in the front wheel drive unit.
Rear wheel drive: Possibly a worn universal joint on the drive shaft. Front wheel drive: possibly worn CV joints on the front drive shafts.
Most common reasons a vehicle will vibrate: "bubble" on a tire; front wheel alignment; loose u-joint; bent or damaged drive shaft.