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Dodge Dakota Clunk or Popping Noise From Intermidiate Steering Shaft

Dodge Dakota Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2005, 2006

Average Mileage: 72,200 mi (25,000 mi - 110,000 mi)


A clunk or popping sound heard while turning may mean the intermediate steering shafts need realignment. Replacement of the upper intermediate shaft may be necessary.

  • Visitor, , 25,000 mi

    Clicking or clunking when turning the wheel. I bought the truck used with 22,000 miles on it. The truck now has 118,000 miles. I have not sought repair for this ongoing issue. Should I?

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  • Visitor, , 103,000 mi

    I hear a popping noise when turning, I can see where it is coming from. it is where the two shafts come together.
    dealer says it is the rack, but I don't think it is.
    have not had it fixed yet, but will update when it is done.

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  •  Rookie

    Popping noise when turning and going over speed bumps. Dealer recommends new shocks, bushings, steering column. Not yet repaired.

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  • Visitor, , 66,000 mi

    same as you discribe.

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