Don't really know if the title of this post is relevant to my problem but
here goes. I have an '02 Durango and had the ball joints repaired as per
the recall back in January of this year. Just this past week I started
hearing what sounded like a rattle (sort of metalic sounding) whenever I
would hit a bump in the road. It was coming from the driver's side and as
far as I could tell, was in the front. Anyway, on Monday I took it to my
local mechanic and they checked it over. They adjusted some dust shields
and wheel well shields in the front of my car. They said they weren't on
right and were probably causing the rattling. Yesterday I started hearing
it again and today went back to my mechanic and they told me I should bring
it over to my dealer as they were told, by the person at the dealer, that
several people brought their autos back with similar symptoms as mine which
were possibly related to the ball joints. Has anyone heard of problems
resulting from the work on ball joints on their autos? I have an
appointment next Thursday to bring my car in and hopefully will find out
I had mine replaced also this past January but now I'm hearing some weird
rattling going on in that general area. My mechanic adjusted some dust
shields in the front wheel areas that they thought might be causing the
problem. However, the next day it came back so I called them up and they,
in turn, called my dealer who said I should bring it up to them. Someone at
the dealer told my mechanic that several other people had brought their
vehicles in with similar symptoms.
I've noticed a similar rattling. I haven't had my truck's ball joints
replaced yet as I'm not sure the Chrysler dealer here in the UK will/can
do that sort of recall work on a US Dodge.
But I have noticed the rattling, but generally only when the window's
down. When I'm in the driver's seat it sounds like it's on that side,
but when I'm a passenger, sounds like it's on that side, in the front.
Sort of sounds like a rattling tailgate, but in the wrong place. Could
this be the same thing?
Suddenly, without warning, J exclaimed (27-Aug-05 1:52 PM):
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