Car Problem Reports
Dodge Dakota Clunk or popping noise from intermidiate steering shaft
Dodge Dakota Problem
Average Mileage: 83,566 mi (28,000 mi - 147,000 mi)
Visitor, 2007 Dodge Dakota, 110,000 mi
Steering fetches frequently, and fetches. With the use of some PB Blaster on the steering column ujoints it cuts the issue down, thus telling me that that is the issue. I have not yet replaced the column but have already ordered a replacement. This should really be a recall issue as it is a definite design flaw with an underbuilt steering joint that can not handle the load and stress of the truck.
Visitor, 2003 Dodge Dakota, 100,000 mi
hard to turn steering wheel - clunking sound - had to replace lower and middle steering column
Visitor, 2008 Dodge Dakota, 78,000 mi
Truck was very difficult to steer, especially on cold days. Intermediate steering shaft has to be replaced, solved the problem.
Visitor, 2006 Dodge Dakota, 68,000 mi
Continually have had problems with broken tie rod ends, sway bars, and ball joints. All have been fixed twice. Now can barely steer at all to get it back to mechanic. I'm thinking now something with the drive shaft and/or coupling bolts since they have been known to go on other 2006 Dakota's. The NHTSA says there has never been a reason to do a recall on this. I think they're wrong and would love to know the statics of accidents do to steering in these trucks. No solution as of yet.
Visitor, 2006 Dodge Dakota, 69,000 mi
Dealer found that the right front swaybar wsa broken. replaced swaybar,
Visitor, 2006 Dodge Dakota, 81,234 mi
makes nooise when i turn and also sometimes make the clunk sound when turning in bumps
Visitor, 2006 Dodge Dakota, 40,000 mi
Clunking in the steering wheel