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1988 RamCharger making weird sound.

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by amd4me, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. amd4me

    amd4me Coffee Snob

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    Jun 23, 2006
    Santa FE NM
    I have a 1988 Dodge RamCharger with 98,000 miles on it.
    Whenever I stop, no matter how gently as soon as the vehicle comes to a complete stop there is a "clunk" sound coming from the front end.
    I believe that this vehicle needs new U-Joints however I am not 100% sure.

    Oh and when I accelerate it doesnt make a sound and if I coast to a stop it still makes that "clunk" sound as soon as I am at a complete stop.
    Is there any thing else I could be missing?

    Thanks for help in advance
    -amd4me
     
  2. DaisyCutter

    DaisyCutter

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    AZ
    You can check U-joints with a wiggle test... grab the drive shart and shake it, inspect for play.

    Is your battery bolted down well?

    Broken motor mounts can result in a clunk as your engine shifts.

    Check for broken shock mounts too.
     

  3. grizzlyg23

    grizzlyg23

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    It's a Dodge, you should be used to clunks and rattles by now.
    :)