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Dodge Dakota front drive shaft cv joint?


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2014-05-23 20:38:45
2014-05-23 20:38:45

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.

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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 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.

Check with a dealer- ball joints on series of Dodge products where covered by recalls.

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.

is it front wheel drive? if so the cv joint is bad

If it's a clunk sound, check universal joint bearings and drive shaft bolts. Otherwise please describe noise.

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.

The front-wheel drive ones do - two of them. One for each front wheel.

Its usually a U joint. Click under acceleration . While turning,a CV joint. Grinding or moaning is usually a bearing.

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.

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

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.

Rear wheel drive: Possibly a worn universal joint on the drive shaft. Front wheel drive: possibly worn CV joints on the front drive shafts.

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.

this link is for front wheel joint but maybe you can find something there

No, they usually have something called a CV (constant velocity) joint which is sort of same, same but different.

The 2000 Ram had u joints, not cv joints at the front axle.

a cv joint is like a driveshaft for a rear end. front wheel drive cars have them and most newer 4wd front ends. its what makes your car go when put in gear

No, technically, front wheel drive vehicles have "CV" (Constant Velocity) joints. Saturns have 2 on each side.

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