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  • thekid
    thekid - 2004 Dodge Neon - Steering & Suspension - 5/1/2015
    Will there be a promblem starting the car with a spare?
    I was cleaning my car wihile listing music just da battery was on so I turned of my car ..I had misplaced da orignal in short among of time so I use my copy to turn on da car? It didn't want to start up like it want to but something wrong obvisly...I was thking it ...
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  • mekahew
    mekahew - 2008 Dodge Charger - Steering & Suspension - 4/2/2015
    My car wont start and the security light is on.
    i just had tire rods put on my car. could it be my security system has locked up?
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  • Patrick
    Patrick - 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 - Steering & Suspension - 3/19/2015
    I have sound and very slight vibration I can feel through steering wheel and gas pedal.
    I can only describe it as the sound and feeling you would get driving on a fine gravel road and seems to be coming from the front left wheel/tire. Gets louder between 5-30 mph, and then dont really notice it outside of that range. My rack and pinion leaks / ...
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  • sherry
    sherry - 2003 Dodge Durango - Steering & Suspension - 3/16/2015
    I get a noise in the front end going over small bumps and a poping noise when slowly turning
    the noise in the front is kinda like metal ratteling. it happens when going over minor bumps, but not over a speed bump. the faint poping noise seems to be only when we make a slower turn as you would for parking, and primerally going left
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  • Mike
    Mike - 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 - Steering & Suspension - 3/3/2015
    My front wheel makes a noise sounds like I have CV joints but I don't could it be the wheel…
    99 Dodge ram 1500 4x4 35in tires I put new hubs on about 4 months ago…
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  • Neonred
    Neonred - 1999 Dodge Neon - Steering & Suspension - 2/27/2015
    Power steering. .. extremely hard to turn steering wheel
    Power steering fluid is full and no visible leaks or damage to undercarriage. Was stuck in snow..... car bottomed out.... Finally got out now not running right
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  • AutoMD User
    AutoMD User - 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 - Steering & Suspension - 2/7/2015
    Sway bar links needing repair after 2 weeks
    I have a lifted dodge Ram 1500 and just did 1400 worth of front suspension repair and 2 weeks later and the sway bar links bushings ( I think thats what they are called ) are shot. Any ideas on why this is happening.
    • Jimm
      2/7/2015 Jimm
      Several possibilities; suspension wear, poor alignment due to lift kit, swaybar bushings worn.
      2/7/2015 AutoMD User
      The lift was done by Fabtech. Would it be possible that the bracket that the sway bar link hooks to is incorrect. Sway bar bushings are cracked but not worn to bad should I try replacing swaybar bushing first then have swaybar links fixed again. I just dont know where to start and being a girl I always get some stupid repair excuse and it is very costly to fix ever time. Another thing that was pointed out to me is these swaybar links are almost touching spring 1/4 away from it is that normal
    • Jimm
      2/7/2015 Jimm
      Were the sway bar links / bushings replaced? How many miles on the sway bar links / bushings? How was the lift kit and suspension set-up to accomodate for the proper alignment of the suspension components?
      Sometimes, a lift kit is installed without much consideration of suspension clearances and alignment / wear points.
  • AutoMD User
    AutoMD User - 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 - Steering & Suspension - 1/27/2015
    Power steering reservoir cap
    power steering reservoir cap when you go to remove the cap it is under alot of pressure and blows off into your hand is this normal.
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  • Nick H
    Nick H - 2001 Dodge Intrepid - Steering & Suspension - 1/17/2015
    How to change sway bar bushings
    When driving you here a clucking noise when hitting bumps
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  • Ashley
    Ashley - 2001 Dodge Stratus - Steering & Suspension - 1/8/2015
    Why when i reverse and accelerate does my car making a loud sound like i'm rolling over something?
    i notice it mostly when reversing seems like the wheel is harder to turn also.
    • Teddy B
      1/8/2015 Teddy B
      Front & Rear Motor Mounts are bad --for sure

      Watch the You Tube Video on your car

      Replace them if they fail any type of visual & functional testing
      & then continue on with other testing if necessary

      Flush the power steering fluid & change the trans fluid every 3 years
  • Ricky
    Ricky - 2003 Dodge Intrepid - Steering & Suspension - 1/5/2015
    I have the grey head key with radio control can it be replaced with the black head key?
    I'm trying to replace a damaged steering column.
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  • cloey
    cloey - 2009 Dodge Caliber - Steering & Suspension - 1/1/2015
    Loud clunking over bumps. What might it be? How much to fix?
    Bought @30k miles, now has 50k. No abuse.
    • jdl
      8/27/2014 jdl
      Check your suspension system. I did see a service bulletin, rough ride--poor handling--leaking strut. You may need to have struts replaced also, redesigned jounce bumper.

      The labor guide I saw said a little over two hours to replace both front struts and jounce bumpers. So if the shop charges 75 dollars an hour, you get the picture. Different shops charge different labor rates. Parts are extra.

      I can't be sure of your problem, I can't see anything from here. I just happened to find that bulletin.
      8/27/2014 cloey
      Saw 2 bulletins:rear stabilizer bar end link nuts-incorrectly torqued, control arm to cross member bolts not tightened. Also sway bar bushings may need to be lubed. Thanks for help!
    • Jimm
      1/1/2015 Jimm
      Is the noise from the front or rear? Several possibilities; worn strut mount (upper or lower), worn sway arm bushings / end links, worn suspension bushings. If you hear a clunk when the suspension works over bumps, the probable cause is excessive clearance in a joint due to wear. It might be as simple as a loose strut gland nut, or something more subtle such as a shrunken, dried-out rubber bushing.

      Reference the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for diagnostic steps for noise-related issues. Also this website;
  •  Labrador
    Labrador - 2002 Dodge Caravan - Steering & Suspension - 12/20/2014
    Gears will not move
    I cannot get the gears to move, I took key out with a little bit of force as it was difficult , I can get key in the ignition but gears are stuck.The lights are on in the dash ,The steering wheel does move.
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  •  Labrador
    Labrador - 2002 Dodge Caravan - Steering & Suspension - 12/20/2014
    Cannot get gears to move.
    I took the key out of the ignition .Not sure if it was still in gear ,It wasa little difficult than usual. This morning the gears will not move, key does go in, Lights are on in the dashboard,The wqheel does move
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  • N.Lapthorne
    N.Lapthorne - 2006 Dodge Dakota - Steering & Suspension - 12/12/2014
    Is this right? Power steering.
    I just had my power steering replaced a month ago. As soon as I picked it up it was still making odd sounds. I attributed this to the new part and allowed myself to think it would die down after a few times driving. But it never did and began having issues again. I ...
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