HAVING EXTREMELY LOUD SNAPPING SOUND COMING FROM WHAT SOUNDS LIKE.., THE RIGHT FRONT END WHEN BREAKING.

  • Tiny
  • beasley71
  • 1993 Dodge Dakota
  • 187,000 miles

When ever I break, there is VERY loud snapping/popping sound coming from right front end. Also happens whenever I go in reverse. It's 2-wheel drive, so it's not the CV-joint, at least that's what I have been told. Apparently, only the 4-wheel drive trucks have CV-joints. Maybe the upper control arms, or ball? How can I personally diagnose the issue, & possibly repair myself in order save expenses?

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Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 AT 7:34 PM

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  • fixitmr
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Take the wheel off ad inspect parts?

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Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 AT 7:43 PM
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Yes, I took the wheel off & compared each side looking for any differences, but found none. Then randomly started checking every bolt/nut I could find & found a few that seemed a bit loose and tightened them. At first the problem did go away for about a day, but now it's back. Any suggestions.

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Sunday, March 18th, 2012 AT 12:57 PM
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Recheck bolts? They make a suspension microphone system for finding noises. You may be able to rent 1 or rig your own?

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Sunday, March 18th, 2012 AT 7:35 PM
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Ok, I'll have to look into it. Thank you very much for your insight & knowldge. I hope this solves the issue, if not I'm sure I'll be contacting you once again. But as mentioned before, I truley do appreciate all of your advice sir, Thank you!

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 AT 4:43 AM
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Let us know what you find.

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 AT 4:57 AM

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