truck-trans-dodge
truck-logo-dodge
Search Messages :  

flapping noise near tire

From : Annonymous

Q: any ideas what this is my 99 dakota has been making a noise at the front left tire....i can only describe it as a flapping noise at least thats the sound when im going fast enough like over 30 mph and the speed of the flapping is 100% correlated with the speed of the truck. by flapping i mean--really like a huge birds wings near the tire. at lower speeds hard to describe but i dont fell much vibration at any speed. also its only noticeable when the windows are down so its not that loud. at first i thought there was a nail stuck in the tire.....but never saw one....and no air loss from the tire. then i thought...maybe tire balancing but i dont know if its the tire ball joints etc.. i should stop speculating here...i really no nothing about ball joints etc.. its been going on a few months but seems to be louder now. i dont know where to bring the truck. i dont think bringing it to a tire place would be a good idea since theyll be biased towards finding a tire problem. ive been using a dodge dealer for most repairs but for something like this no theyd charge around $40 for a test drive. also whoever test drives it will have to actually sit in the driver seat...i dont think its audible from the passenger seat. thanks for nay feedback. you can eliminate the tire by switching the fronts. if the noise moves with the tire you found it. al .

Replies:

From : roy

on tue 8 nov 2005 014025 -0500 roy roy@home.net wrote ive gotta give you credit roy you held your tongue and apparently did it with a straight face or fingers or something. youre a better man than i.......... but it was fun to read. what can i say ive become the voice of reason.gbfg roy damn we are in trouble... rofl yup!!g roy mac please remove splinters before emailing .

From : Annonymous

on tue 8 nov 2005 014025 -0500 roy roy@home.net wrote ive gotta give you credit roy you held your tongue and apparently did it with a straight face or fingers or something. youre a better man than i.......... but it was fun to read. what can i say ive become the voice of reason.gbfg roy damn we are in trouble... rofl mac please remove splinters before emailing .

From : Annonymous

on tue 08 nov 2005 120024 gmt tbone tbonenospam@nc.rr.com wrote he would have to unscrew 2 of them and then he would lose the brake warning completely and trust me you really dont want to do that on a ram with the shit they use for metal brake lines. but then again with it lit all of the time it really isnt telling him anything anyway. and when it comes time for an emision inspection they wont do it with any warning lights on. beekeep .

From : gary b

i cant seem to get it to change from average economy to instant economy. i believe they did away with the instant economy display somewhere between 00 and 03 a friends 00 has it - my 03 does not iirc 03 is the first year without it. denny thank the lord! ;^ mike .

From : Annonymous

would greatly apreciate any advice on this. my work van 2002 dodge ram van 1500 - 80k miles is giving me a lot of trouble. in the morning when i start it up it runs perfectly fine for about 15 minutes. then it abruptly starts stalling. once it starts stalling it stalls at almost every red light. if im in heavy traffic where a lot of stop and go is required itll stall many times. in a parking lot i sometimes have to restart the van a few times to get in and out of a parking space. right before it stalls i hear a clicking noise down towards the left side of the dash. if im driving above 30mph or so the van seems to jerk as if it was trying to stall and the oil level guage drops all the way to the left as if the van was shut off. i hear a clicking noise down toward the left side of the dash when this happens too. it always starts right back up - usually the oil guage returns to normal and sometimes it remains buried as if the van was shut off - even though the van runs fine and does not overheat. i took it to a mechanic who charged me $100 to hook it up to some sort of sensor only to tell me that there were no faulty codes detected but he thought it might be the ignition switch - which he replaced. however the problem continues. so i stopped by the dodge dealership and they said that the sensors they use there are much more hi-tech and that it would definitely pinpoint the problem but its going to cost me $150. looking under the hood i placed my fingers on the relays by the battery as someone started the van. as it stalled i noticed 2 things 1. the engine seems to slow down a little right before it stalls...... 2. the relay under one of my fingers asd clicks right before and right after it stalls. could a faulty asd relay be the cause of this i know i should just take it to a mechanic and get it fixed but i really dont have the money for it right now. so please... any advice at all. thanks. .

From : Annonymous

gee youre really being nosy!! joke. ive always been very careful with tire pressure....usually keep it just a few psis above the rating....almost never underinflated. i also use car-washes about once a month. maybe ill show the tires to a few more tire places and see what they recommend...i always like to get many opinions. thanks. gary b wrote not to be nosy but how often do you check your inflation pressure both cupping and sidewall cracking can be caused by running underinflated or overloaded which can both put stress on the sidewall. another cause of sidewall cracking is overuse of harsh cleaning products which remove the chemical protection that a tire has. these bloom to the surface to protect it from ozone and oxidation. some cleaners will also cause the polymers in the sidewall to dry and become brittle. the separation is usually where the sidewall compound and the veneer overlay compound meet. the age alone can be an issue if the tires are sitting for 5+ years but with light useage it is not normally a problem. the government and some tire companies are considering use-by dates and/or not being able to retail sell a tire pase a certain age. to be safe i would replace the tires and keep them properly inflated and watch the load ratings i use. gary b. thanks; i went to ntb tire/battery place and the guy at the counter who may or may not know anything ran his hand across all my tires and said the 2 front ones are cupped and said its definitely causing the noise. i suggested i should rotate the tires since its been more than 12k miles by now and he said dont bother....it wont help. sounds like hes right about cupping but not sure if i should rotate. he also pointed out that one of my tires rear has some cracks that he called separating just about where the white wall is. he said it wouldnt pass inspection which is due soon. the tread on all the tires is ok but im wondering if im due for 4 new tires they at 33000 miles but are 5 year old. is age relevant or just miles he suggested of course that i get all new tires but hes a salesman too so ...not sure. . .

From : Annonymous

not to be nosy but how often do you check your inflation pressure both cupping and sidewall cracking can be caused by running underinflated or overloaded which can both put stress on the sidewall. another cause of sidewall cracking is overuse of harsh cleaning products which remove the chemical protection that a tire has. these bloom to the surface to protect it from ozone and oxidation. some cleaners will also cause the polymers in the sidewall to dry and become brittle. the separation is usually where the sidewall compound and the veneer overlay compound meet. the age alone can be an issue if the tires are sitting for 5+ years but with light useage it is not normally a problem. the government and some tire companies are considering use-by dates and/or not being able to retail sell a tire pase a certain age. to be safe i would replace the tires and keep them properly inflated and watch the load ratings i use. gary b. thanks; i went to ntb tire/battery place and the guy at the counter who may or may not know anything ran his hand across all my tires and said the 2 front ones are cupped and said its definitely causing the noise. i suggested i should rotate the tires since its been more than 12k miles by now and he said dont bother....it wont help. sounds like hes right about cupping but not sure if i should rotate. he also pointed out that one of my tires rear has some cracks that he called separating just about where the white wall is. he said it wouldnt pass inspection which is due soon. the tread on all the tires is ok but im wondering if im due for 4 new tires they at 33000 miles but are 5 year old. is age relevant or just miles he suggested of course that i get all new tires but hes a salesman too so ...not sure. . .

From : big al

on fri 4 nov 2005 093006 -0500 roy roy@home.net wrote all ive done is try share some experience and to gain a bit of knowledge which seems to be denied to me and anyone else reading the thread. budd i too am happy to see your back and read that your health has improved. but.... read over the threads you have been involved in since your return. some you have shared knowledge others..well in others it has been arguments with the same people you argued with before. heres what i do. those that piss me off or that i think are total assholes i ignore. i dont respond to them at all. i dont use the kf i just ignore them. actually it is only one so it is pretty easy to do. also as time goes by fewer and fewer people respond to him. there are always people that you arent going to get along with no matter what ya do. trying to get along with them will give ya heartburn. so ya just dont play with them. sorta like a 12 step program. ya gotta realize what ya can and cant control here all ya can control is yourself. please take this in the spirit in which it was intended. oh road runners still suck!! bfg roy you havent kfd me yet damn! mac please remove splinters before emailing .

From : roy

all ive done is try share some experience and to gain a bit of knowledge which seems to be denied to me and anyone else reading the thread. budd i too am happy to see your back and read that your health has improved. but.... read over the threads you have been involved in since your return. some you have shared knowledge others..well in others it has been arguments with the same people you argued with before. true but with jerry and he refuses to accept the truth i was trying to learn something but he chooses not to share knowledge. but what you may consider the truth he may not. you have to accept that. that is just the way it is. no point going over it time and time again. one can accept anothers experiences without insinuating that person is lying. perhaps but it is only a insiuation. dont be so thin skinned. imho im not thin skinned but everyone of us on this earth have things we cannot tolerate having said or done about us. i worked my butt off all my life to build and maintain a good reputation. why shouldnt i get mad when someone who wasnt even there when i did what i claim tells me directly or indirectly that im a liar or that i dont know anything because this is not reality. this is a ng!! nothing more what is typed here does not matter. sure one posting wrong or info can be aggrevating but in the big picture it means nothing. sorry i went the pacifist route for 20 years and got my face ground in the mud for it i guess ya should figure out then what fight to fight. ones fought here are a waste of time. well they are a waste of my time anyway. maybe ya have more time to waste than i do.g as for it being the truth i do not tell lies when it comes to my experiences. i dont need to its been an incredible adventure. ive done more than the average person because ive accepted every challenge as they came. heres what i do. those that piss me off or that i think are total assholes i ignore. i dont respond to them at all. i dont use the kf i just ignore them. actually it is only one so it is pretty easy to do. also as time goes by fewer and fewer people respond to him. i prefer to get along with people denny and bryan foust have met me in person and i try to avoid arguments but it will always get my goat when im told the things ive done in my life are lies. you are the only one that know what you have done over the years. it matters not whether people believe you or not. further if they dont so what it dont mean jack shit. because i am quite proud with what ive accomplished in spite of coming from a poor family. because i was raised to defend my honor to the death if need be as well as the honor of my friends and family. old fashioned yes but its me. most people have done things they are proud of no matter where they came from. but it does not matter here. sorry roy but imho thats part of the problem in here and in the world no one is supposed top be proud of lifting themselves up and improving themselves or being proud theyve done some more or different from everyone else. that is your ho others may not share it. surely you dont think that you can force your opinion on others. ya cant let folks bait you by what they write. they are simply pushing your buttons and you provide the desired reaction. maybe but they need to consider what kind of a person would take pleasure from causing distress to another human being. the really weird part is that many that have done to me in the past brag about how much they care for their fellow man so what!! some people are ass holes ignore them!!! different people do different things some are bullys some are not. you make a decision to respond to the people that you precieve have done this. by responding nothing is accomplished imo. just more of the same. well i see this is a point you and i will disagree on. yes i decide who i respond to and how i respond to them. and there have been times i have ignored remarks and names that if the person was to call me that to their face theyd get a knuckle sandwich. otoh there are some in this group that care so little about others that they dont even realize when they insult someone in some fashion. sorry the pixels form words and words have meanings and meaning can insult and harm. that is my point you know the people here. you know the personality of those that care so little. what i dont get is why ya continue to converse with them. ya know same bad well same bad water. there are always people that you arent going to get along with no matter what ya do. trying to get along with them will give ya heartburn. so ya just dont play with them. sorta like a 12 step program. ya gotta realize what ya can and cant control here all ya can control is yourself. i understand and ive run into that type in other groups but i have to be who i am.

From : Annonymous

my 98 ram 1500 5.9l has some dark brake fluid at 92000 miles. when is a good time to change the brake fluid since im the second owner it may have been done already but who knows thanks phil .

From : roy

i have a 1996 ram 1500 318 auto 4x2 with very high mileage 268000. it runs very good however i was wondering if it might be time to replace the fuel injectors just as a precaution. does anyone have any thoughts on this also does anyone know of a place to get the best price on a new set. thanks david heck no....never fix what aint broke. youll be opening pandoras box. .