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Dodge Dakota Rattling Noise

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What are common reasons my Dodge Dakota engine rattles?

While there are a variety of reasons your Dodge Dakota is rattling, the most common 3 are the ball joints, struts or strut mount, or a problem with the sway bar links.
28%
of the time it's
Ball Joints
16%
of the time it's
Struts Or Strut Mount
12%
of the time it's
Sway Bar Links

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Dodge Dakota Rattling Noise Repair Symptoms

A "clunk" or "knock" when turning or going over bumps can indicate a problem with a ball joint. The sensation is often felt in the floorboard. A repair technician may notice if...Read More
Struts and shocks that are broken or failing can cause a number of symptoms, most of which will make for a less comfortable ride. They include the following: A knocking, ratt...Read More