knock in drive line and front end on 2004 Chrysler Pacifica

When I apply brakes hard there is a knock which sounds like it is in the drive line. When I start driving from a stop I may also get the same sound. The sound comes from under the floor boards in the front. Also, sometimes when I turn the wheel to the left while in a parking lot I get a similar sound. A mechanic said it was the transfer case/drive line as I have "all wheel drive". Will you please comment? Thank you.

by in Cape Girardeau, MO on May 22, 2009
6 answers
ANSWER by on May 22, 2009
Start with the basics. Check out all your lower ball joints before you start to condemn a trans. There a lot of AWD vehicles that have ball joints that go bad.
ANSWER by on July 16, 2010
at least one motor mount is broken.
ANSWER by on July 28, 2010
you ever get an answer on the knock issue when you stop and go?
ANSWER by on October 15, 2010
That is what it sounds like when you have a bad cv joint or the whole axle assembly. You can get a newly rebuilt one for $75 dollars from a parts store, but if you don't know how to install it, you can take it to a mechanic, and they will usually charge around $90 or so to fix it.
ANSWER by on November 03, 2010
I have a 2005 Pacifica I had the same noise was told it was a motor mount I had that fixed and I have not had another problem or noise.
ANSWER by on January 19, 2011
I was told by an ex-chrylser mechanic that the transmission mounts can go bad on these cars and cause the same problem