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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 09-03-2003, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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clunk in steering column

Anyone else have this? It seems if I pull a little on the steering wheel or push on it a little during everyday driving it clunks a little.

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I second that clunk. If anyone figures it out, let me know, I hate taking the car to the dealer.

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I have the same thing

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same here.

I think someone had the column replaced a while back.
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Yeah the clunk is part of my life too. At first it didn't bother me but now its a little annoying.
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Well, even though I don't have a SRT, I can relate to your problem. Three weeks ago I had to take my car back to the dealer because of the same problem. First time I took it there the tech guy said: "it's the steering rack" I was like "ooh really...!" ( I was 100% positive it wasn't that, but car was under warranty) I even asked him if he checked the steering column but he said it wasn't necessary (truly amazing knowledge...)

So, a month later I had the same clunk / popping sound. Diagnostic: defective steering column - DUuuH!! Sometimes dealers make things harder and more frustrating. Five Stars Dealer my arse...

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I have it too! It gets annoying. I've been trying to pinpoint what causes it to "click" but it just seems to do it whenever. Turn right or left and you feel the "click". It doesn't do it all the time but at least a few times while I'm driving.

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Let me join the clunk party.......
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i have it also i got pissed and took it to the dealer within two mins. they agreed with me it was in the coulmn. they called dodge and got an ok to replace it and they want the old sent to engineering so they can locate the problem

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mine makes clicking noises when it rotates 360 degrees to the left
it does it however many times the wheel is turned, I'm about to kill!!!!

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my post is supposed to say i took it to the dealer not that crap a wrote sorry

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The Fix

I just had this problem fixed by the dealer. There is a TSB for it.

Here is what the Technician wrote:
"Check for noise. Found clicking noise. Check fot TSB performance TSB #19-007-02 seat lower steering column bearing (align reposition steering column components)"

What he wrote seems a little choppy. Basically you want the tec. to look up the TSB on it (#19-007-02)

good luck

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Had the same "clunk". Took to the dealer, tie-rod end loose, re-adjusted, re-tightened, "clunk" gone. Cheers.
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I get it too now...I didnt have it the first time you asked me about it, but now I do.
I get it when I pull toward me slightly during driving from the top of the wheel. It is getting annoying.

Dennis, did you get my PM?
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post #15 of 81 (permalink) Old 12-23-2003, 06:07 PM
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Pap is right. I just had the same fix done on mine today. The clicking is gone.
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