2002 Dodge Ram

Tiny
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  • 2002 DODGE RAM
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 106,000 MILES
My truck seems to have a whining noise around 45 to 50 mph in the front driver side. I took it to dodge and they said bad wheel bearing. It was so I replaced the whole hub assembly and it still makes the noise, but only around 50 mph is when you can hear it.
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Friday, September 25th, 2009 AT 2:24 PM

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Tiny
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WHen you hear it, does it change when you turn? If so, tell me what direction makes it louder.
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Sunday, October 4th, 2009 AT 12:38 AM
Tiny
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The only noise is when im at 45 to 50 mph. I only notice it on the interstate or long straight aways. Just a whinning noise. Not to loud and its just a clean sounding noise, no grinding or rubbing. Just a whine. Thanks for your time
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Thursday, October 15th, 2009 AT 10:03 PM
Tiny
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This is a tough one. If I had to guess, I would say the noise is coming from the transmission, but is nothing to be worried about. In the past, I have heard similar things in these trucks but have never been able to identify where it comes from other than the possibility of a bearing in the transmission. Regardless, the sound never seemed to change and the customers never had problems.

I hate to say it, but I have to recommend that you wait to see if it worsens. If it does, then perhaps one will be able to locate and repair it. At this point, it will be nothing more than a guess which usually leads to money spent on parts that are not needed.
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Friday, October 16th, 2009 AT 11:21 AM
Tiny
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That takes some ease off. Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.
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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 AT 10:56 AM
Tiny
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If something changes, let me know.
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Sunday, October 25th, 2009 AT 2:15 PM
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I actually started noticing some noise when I turned into the driveway. Everytime I turn the wheel it sounds like there is a spot maybe in the wheel bearing grinding or clanking. Kinda sounds like a rough shock but its in the wheel when it turns. I can only notice the noise driving slow. Im not sure what it is cause I just replaced the whole hub assembly 6 months ago.
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Saturday, October 31st, 2009 AT 2:02 PM
Tiny
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It's either the hub bearing again or a ball joint. Check that out and let me know.
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Saturday, October 31st, 2009 AT 3:34 PM
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Its been awhile since I got on here. I been meaning to ask your opinion on a noise. I took your advice and it actually was the same wheel bearing I previously replaced 6 months before. Just a generic hub I guess. Now I still hear a whining noise around 50 mph and when I am at a stop and go to pull out I hear a loud noise from 0 to bout 10 mph. It dont do it all the time and sometimes it does it going up a steep hill kinda slow. My thoughts could be the rear end. Its definately something when im moving and no noises when I turn left or right just when I pull out. Kinda like a groaning deep noise. I had the rear end pinion seal replaced and all new fluids put in bout 8 months ago.
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Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 AT 3:04 PM

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