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Front end creak Was: tic, tic?

From : roy

Q: nobody actually i think the noise is more of a short creak. its definitely heat related in some way when we got underway this morning & it was relatively cool hardly any creaks but as the day and the truck warmed up it was more noticeable. and it happens when the truck first starts moving too like from a stoplight. i would like to have some clue what to suggest to the mechanic when i bring it in. will be a new shop essentially since its been 5 years and like to go in sounding like i know something so they dont take advantage cause im a grrrl. id like to avoid some jiffy lube wannabe telling me my flux capacitor needs to be replaced jmc jodi have you tried bouncing the front end hop on the bumper and see if you can get it to make the noise. where its a 4x4 you might need hubby up there as well to compress things. sounds like it might be a suspension deal brought about by weight transfer. you could always grab a can of silicon spray and start at the bottom and spray a component at a time and see if you get it to stop. does it have a front stabilizer if so id start there. %roy .

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From : roy

on fri 01 aug 2008 090135 -0400 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote suddenly without warning roy exclaimed 7/31/2008 557 pm nobody actually i think the noise is more of a short creak. its definitely heat related in some way when we got underway this morning & it was relatively cool hardly any creaks but as the day and the truck warmed up it was more noticeable. and it happens when the truck first starts moving too like from a stoplight. i would like to have some clue what to suggest to the mechanic when i bring it in. will be a new shop essentially since its been 5 years and like to go in sounding like i know something so they dont take advantage cause im a grrrl. id like to avoid some jiffy lube wannabe telling me my flux capacitor needs to be replaced jmc jodi have you tried bouncing the front end hop on the bumper and see if you can get it to make the noise. where its a 4x4 you might need hubby up there as well to compress things. sounds like it might be a suspension deal brought about by weight transfer. you could always grab a can of silicon spray and start at the bottom and spray a component at a time and see if you get it to stop. does it have a front stabilizer if so id start there. %roy we could try that... though hubbys not much bigger than me. together we hardly make a denny... looks around did i say that i didnt say that! i think it does have a front stabilizer but im not sure. jmc id guess together all of us dont make a denny... and another cheapshot artist joins the foray...... denny of course only the best will do. actually its cause you are such a large target.vbg do you really want be to tell the truth roy .

From : roy

suddenly without warning roy exclaimed 7/31/2008 557 pm nobody actually i think the noise is more of a short creak. its definitely heat related in some way when we got underway this morning & it was relatively cool hardly any creaks but as the day and the truck warmed up it was more noticeable. and it happens when the truck first starts moving too like from a stoplight. i would like to have some clue what to suggest to the mechanic when i bring it in. will be a new shop essentially since its been 5 years and like to go in sounding like i know something so they dont take advantage cause im a grrrl. id like to avoid some jiffy lube wannabe telling me my flux capacitor needs to be replaced jmc jodi have you tried bouncing the front end hop on the bumper and see if you can get it to make the noise. where its a 4x4 you might need hubby up there as well to compress things. sounds like it might be a suspension deal brought about by weight transfer. you could always grab a can of silicon spray and start at the bottom and spray a component at a time and see if you get it to stop. does it have a front stabilizer if so id start there. %roy we could try that... though hubbys not much bigger than me. together we hardly make a denny... looks around did i say that i didnt say that! i dont believe ya said that. glad that ya did though.g not that i would cheap shot ol wide ride.vbg that is going to cost ya a couple dozen ccc!! no shit!!!! see what your big mouth has done........ turned the entire group into a bunch of smartasses!!!! vbg denny you always lashing out at me for no good reason. g roy .

From : christopher d thompson

on fri 01 aug 2008 213118 -0400 denny wrote we could try that... though hubbys not much bigger than me. together we hardly make a denny... looks around did i say that i didnt say that! i dont believe ya said that. glad that ya did though.g not that i would cheap shot ol wide ride.vbg that is going to cost ya a couple dozen ccc!! no shit!!!! see what your big mouth has done........ turned the entire group into a bunch of smartasses!!!! vbg denny we were a bunch of smart asses before roy ever opened his mouth...he is just more vocal than some! -- chris .

From : jmc

suddenly without warning peterd exclaimed 8/1/2008 751 pm on fri 01 aug 2008 115843 -0400 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote no it isnt. its a single creak or series thereof no relationship to tire revolutionsid have mentioned it if it was. it happens in response to something though since im generally doing multiple things - steering braking clutch shifting - im not 100% sure which ones is/are causing the noise. jmc considered shocks as a likely suspect nope. ive put new shocks on recently; no change to the noise which predated the shocks by some time. jmc .

From : denny

suddenly without warning roy exclaimed 7/31/2008 557 pm nobody actually i think the noise is more of a short creak. its definitely heat related in some way when we got underway this morning & it was relatively cool hardly any creaks but as the day and the truck warmed up it was more noticeable. and it happens when the truck first starts moving too like from a stoplight. i would like to have some clue what to suggest to the mechanic when i bring it in. will be a new shop essentially since its been 5 years and like to go in sounding like i know something so they dont take advantage cause im a grrrl. id like to avoid some jiffy lube wannabe telling me my flux capacitor needs to be replaced jmc jodi have you tried bouncing the front end hop on the bumper and see if you can get it to make the noise. where its a 4x4 you might need hubby up there as well to compress things. sounds like it might be a suspension deal brought about by weight transfer. you could always grab a can of silicon spray and start at the bottom and spray a component at a time and see if you get it to stop. does it have a front stabilizer if so id start there. %roy we could try that... though hubbys not much bigger than me. together we hardly make a denny... looks around did i say that i didnt say that! wtf both of ya 200 lbs soaking wet no wonder yall cant handle a dakota......always fighting on who puts the step ladder away..... this is gonna get serious now.... denny .

From : denny

suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 8/1/2008 927 pm suddenly without warning roy exclaimed 7/31/2008 557 pm nobody actually i think the noise is more of a short creak. its definitely heat related in some way when we got underway this morning & it was relatively cool hardly any creaks but as the day and the truck warmed up it was more noticeable. and it happens when the truck first starts moving too like from a stoplight. i would like to have some clue what to suggest to the mechanic when i bring it in. will be a new shop essentially since its been 5 years and like to go in sounding like i know something so they dont take advantage cause im a grrrl. id like to avoid some jiffy lube wannabe telling me my flux capacitor needs to be replaced jmc jodi have you tried bouncing the front end hop on the bumper and see if you can get it to make the noise. where its a 4x4 you might need hubby up there as well to compress things. sounds like it might be a suspension deal brought about by weight transfer. you could always grab a can of silicon spray and start at the bottom and spray a component at a time and see if you get it to stop. does it have a front stabilizer if so id start there. %roy we could try that... though hubbys not much bigger than me. together we hardly make a denny... looks around did i say that i didnt say that! wtf both of ya 200 lbs soaking wet no wonder yall cant handle a dakota......always fighting on who puts the step ladder away..... this is gonna get serious now.... denny 200 heck knock 1/3 of that off and youll be closer... vertically challenged we are. i can handle the dak just fine thank you i had steps installed. vbg nothing better than a cookie maker with a sense of humor....... denny .

From : jmc

suddenly without warning denny exclaimed 8/1/2008 927 pm suddenly without warning roy exclaimed 7/31/2008 557 pm nobody actually i think the noise is more of a short creak. its definitely heat related in some way when we got underway this morning & it was relatively cool hardly any creaks but as the day and the truck warmed up it was more noticeable. and it happens when the truck first starts moving too like from a stoplight. i would like to have some clue what to suggest to the mechanic when i bring it in. will be a new shop essentially since its been 5 years and like to go in sounding like i know something so they dont take advantage cause im a grrrl. id like to avoid some jiffy lube wannabe telling me my flux capacitor needs to be replaced jmc jodi have you tried bouncing the front end hop on the bumper and see if you can get it to make the noise. where its a 4x4 you might need hubby up there as well to compress things. sounds like it might be a suspension deal brought about by weight transfer. you could always grab a can of silicon spray and start at the bottom and spray a component at a time and see if you get it to stop. does it have a front stabilizer if so id start there. %roy we could try that... though hubbys not much bigger than me. together we hardly make a denny... looks around did i say that i didnt say that! wtf both of ya 200 lbs soaking wet no wonder yall cant handle a dakota......always fighting on who puts the step ladder away..... this is gonna get serious now.... denny 200 heck knock 1/3 of that off and youll be closer... vertically challenged we are. i can handle the dak just fine thank you i had steps installed. getting into hubbys new jeep before he installed the steps was a bit more challenging lol i had a coworker a while back who was barely 5 tall yes even shorter than me and he drove a huge ford pickup - 350 i think. made my dak look tiny. we used to suggest he install an elevator jmc .

From : denny

suddenly without warning roy exclaimed 7/31/2008 557 pm nobody actually i think the noise is more of a short creak. its definitely heat related in some way when we got underway this morning & it was relatively cool hardly any creaks but as the day and the truck warmed up it was more noticeable. and it happens when the truck first starts moving too like from a stoplight. i would like to have some clue what to suggest to the mechanic when i bring it in. will be a new shop essentially since its been 5 years and like to go in sounding like i know something so they dont take advantage cause im a grrrl. id like to avoid some jiffy lube wannabe telling me my flux capacitor needs to be replaced jmc jodi have you tried bouncing the front end hop on the bumper and see if you can get it to make the noise. where its a 4x4 you might need hubby up there as well to compress things. sounds like it might be a suspension deal brought about by weight transfer. you could always grab a can of silicon spray and start at the bottom and spray a component at a time and see if you get it to stop. does it have a front stabilizer if so id start there. %roy we could try that... though hubbys not much bigger than me. together we hardly make a denny... looks around did i say that i didnt say that! i dont believe ya said that. glad that ya did though.g not that i would cheap shot ol wide ride.vbg that is going to cost ya a couple dozen ccc!! no shit!!!! see what your big mouth has done........ turned the entire group into a bunch of smartasses!!!! vbg denny .

From : denny

on fri 01 aug 2008 090135 -0400 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote suddenly without warning roy exclaimed 7/31/2008 557 pm nobody actually i think the noise is more of a short creak. its definitely heat related in some way when we got underway this morning & it was relatively cool hardly any creaks but as the day and the truck warmed up it was more noticeable. and it happens when the truck first starts moving too like from a stoplight. i would like to have some clue what to suggest to the mechanic when i bring it in. will be a new shop essentially since its been 5 years and like to go in sounding like i know something so they dont take advantage cause im a grrrl. id like to avoid some jiffy lube wannabe telling me my flux capacitor needs to be replaced jmc jodi have you tried bouncing the front end hop on the bumper and see if you can get it to make the noise. where its a 4x4 you might need hubby up there as well to compress things. sounds like it might be a suspension deal brought about by weight transfer. you could always grab a can of silicon spray and start at the bottom and spray a component at a time and see if you get it to stop. does it have a front stabilizer if so id start there. %roy we could try that... though hubbys not much bigger than me. together we hardly make a denny... looks around did i say that i didnt say that! i think it does have a front stabilizer but im not sure. jmc id guess together all of us dont make a denny... and another cheapshot artist joins the foray...... denny .

From : peterd

on fri 01 aug 2008 115843 -0400 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote no it isnt. its a single creak or series thereof no relationship to tire revolutionsid have mentioned it if it was. it happens in response to something though since im generally doing multiple things - steering braking clutch shifting - im not 100% sure which ones is/are causing the noise. jmc considered shocks as a likely suspect .

From : roy

suddenly without warning roy exclaimed 7/31/2008 557 pm nobody actually i think the noise is more of a short creak. its definitely heat related in some way when we got underway this morning & it was relatively cool hardly any creaks but as the day and the truck warmed up it was more noticeable. and it happens when the truck first starts moving too like from a stoplight. i would like to have some clue what to suggest to the mechanic when i bring it in. will be a new shop essentially since its been 5 years and like to go in sounding like i know something so they dont take advantage cause im a grrrl. id like to avoid some jiffy lube wannabe telling me my flux capacitor needs to be replaced jmc jodi have you tried bouncing the front end hop on the bumper and see if you can get it to make the noise. where its a 4x4 you might need hubby up there as well to compress things. sounds like it might be a suspension deal brought about by weight transfer. you could always grab a can of silicon spray and start at the bottom and spray a component at a time and see if you get it to stop. does it have a front stabilizer if so id start there. %roy we could try that... though hubbys not much bigger than me. together we hardly make a denny... looks around did i say that i didnt say that! i dont believe ya said that. glad that ya did though.g not that i would cheap shot ol wide ride.vbg that is going to cost ya a couple dozen ccc!! i think it does have a front stabilizer but im not sure. you are probably going to have to bounce it. also as sombody mentioned the steering shaft give it a yank and see whats up with it. jmc roy .

From : jmc

suddenly without warning peterd exclaimed 8/1/2008 1020 am on fri 01 aug 2008 090135 -0400 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote suddenly without warning roy exclaimed 7/31/2008 557 pm nobody actually i think the noise is more of a short creak. its definitely heat related in some way when we got underway this morning & it was relatively cool hardly any creaks but as the day and the truck warmed up it was more noticeable. and it happens when the truck first starts moving too like from a stoplight. i would like to have some clue what to suggest to the mechanic when i bring it in. will be a new shop essentially since its been 5 years and like to go in sounding like i know something so they dont take advantage cause im a grrrl. id like to avoid some jiffy lube wannabe telling me my flux capacitor needs to be replaced jmc jodi have you tried bouncing the front end hop on the bumper and see if you can get it to make the noise. where its a 4x4 you might need hubby up there as well to compress things. sounds like it might be a suspension deal brought about by weight transfer. you could always grab a can of silicon spray and start at the bottom and spray a component at a time and see if you get it to stop. does it have a front stabilizer if so id start there. %roy we could try that... though hubbys not much bigger than me. together we hardly make a denny... looks around did i say that i didnt say that! i think it does have a front stabilizer but im not sure. jmc id guess together all of us dont make a denny... i think the question not asked or i missed it is this a rolling squeak tick whatever or not does it happen every tire revolution... no it isnt. its a single creak or series thereof no relationship to tire revolutionsid have mentioned it if it was. it happens in response to something though since im generally doing multiple things - steering braking clutch shifting - im not 100% sure which ones is/are causing the noise. jmc .

From : jmc

suddenly without warning roy exclaimed 7/31/2008 557 pm nobody actually i think the noise is more of a short creak. its definitely heat related in some way when we got underway this morning & it was relatively cool hardly any creaks but as the day and the truck warmed up it was more noticeable. and it happens when the truck first starts moving too like from a stoplight. i would like to have some clue what to suggest to the mechanic when i bring it in. will be a new shop essentially since its been 5 years and like to go in sounding like i know something so they dont take advantage cause im a grrrl. id like to avoid some jiffy lube wannabe telling me my flux capacitor needs to be replaced jmc jodi have you tried bouncing the front end hop on the bumper and see if you can get it to make the noise. where its a 4x4 you might need hubby up there as well to compress things. sounds like it might be a suspension deal brought about by weight transfer. you could always grab a can of silicon spray and start at the bottom and spray a component at a time and see if you get it to stop. does it have a front stabilizer if so id start there. %roy we could try that... though hubbys not much bigger than me. together we hardly make a denny... looks around did i say that i didnt say that! i think it does have a front stabilizer but im not sure. jmc .

From : peterd

on fri 01 aug 2008 090135 -0400 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote suddenly without warning roy exclaimed 7/31/2008 557 pm nobody actually i think the noise is more of a short creak. its definitely heat related in some way when we got underway this morning & it was relatively cool hardly any creaks but as the day and the truck warmed up it was more noticeable. and it happens when the truck first starts moving too like from a stoplight. i would like to have some clue what to suggest to the mechanic when i bring it in. will be a new shop essentially since its been 5 years and like to go in sounding like i know something so they dont take advantage cause im a grrrl. id like to avoid some jiffy lube wannabe telling me my flux capacitor needs to be replaced jmc jodi have you tried bouncing the front end hop on the bumper and see if you can get it to make the noise. where its a 4x4 you might need hubby up there as well to compress things. sounds like it might be a suspension deal brought about by weight transfer. you could always grab a can of silicon spray and start at the bottom and spray a component at a time and see if you get it to stop. does it have a front stabilizer if so id start there. %roy we could try that... though hubbys not much bigger than me. together we hardly make a denny... looks around did i say that i didnt say that! i think it does have a front stabilizer but im not sure. jmc id guess together all of us dont make a denny... i think the question not asked or i missed it is this a rolling squeak tick whatever or not does it happen every tire revolution... .

From : peterdpeterd

on thu 31 jul 2008 151602 -0400 jmc nogroupsspam@nojodibody.homeus wrote nobody actually i think the noise is more of a short creak. its definitely heat related in some way when we got underway this morning & it was relatively cool hardly any creaks but as the day and the truck warmed up it was more noticeable. and it happens when the truck first starts moving too like from a stoplight. i would like to have some clue what to suggest to the mechanic when i bring it in. will be a new shop essentially since its been 5 years and like to go in sounding like i know something so they dont take advantage cause im a grrrl. id like to avoid some jiffy lube wannabe telling me my flux capacitor needs to be replaced jmc suddenly without warning jmc exclaimed 7/30/2008 624 pm my truck is making a noise again. its worse now though. its a sort of metal-sounding tic that i can hear and feel through the steering and sometimes brake and clutch. used to only happen when i turn left now i feel/hear it accelerating and braking. might have a frame component cause ive heard it when the front tires go over bumps but not always. in the past this was a seasonal thing - it gets better when the weather gets colder. any idea what this could be oh. truck is a 2001 dodge dakota 4x4. sometimes i forget were not all regulars here jmc well were this mine id check the cv joints and the hub bearings first. then the diff... ive a similar problem with my 2500 not a ticking but a squeaking which ive traced to crappy u-joints in the front axel. .

From : peterd

on fri 1 aug 2008 212900 -0400 denny wddodge@woh.rr.com wrote id guess together all of us dont make a denny... and another cheapshot artist joins the foray...... denny cheap oh not a chance... g im actually saying youre just better than us thats all! .