Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
what kind of noise is it making? Is it a rumbling or groaning kind of sound only when in motion?
Which wheel makes a click when shaking it right to left? the one with the new bearing?
The groaning sound that you have is most likely the driver side wheel bearing. If you can, using a mechanics stethoscope,
Raise the front of the truck and spin the wheel while listening to the bearing. I think you will hear that groaning sound
on the driver side bearing as well. It's not uncommon at all to mistake a bearing sound for one side when it's actually the other side.
We usually listen to them with the stethoscope unless it's so bad that the wheel shakes when raised off the ground.
Sometimes you have to spin it pretty fast to hear the bearing if it's not really bad just yet.
You definitely have a bad bearing. The wheel can be tight, but still make a groaning sound when the weight of the truck is on it and spinning on the road.
I suspect that it's the driver side because you have already replaced the passenger side but you should try to listen to both sides with a stethoscope while someone spins the wheel and see how they both sound.
The click you hear on the passenger side could be a bad tie rod end, or control arm bushing. Are you able to see where the movement, or click, is coming from if you watch while someone else shakes the wheel?
The click you hear on either side can also be from a bad hub, (or bearing)
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Hi Deborah. Did you get it taken care of, or did you still need help?