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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,907 miles

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1998 Dodge Durango suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 11 of 15)

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problem #95

Oct 272003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,250 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Front end ball joints worn out. Would not pass inspection. 98 Durango with only 33,250 miles..

- Franklin, VA, USA

problem #94

Oct 282003

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
While turning left or right vehicle made a loud noise. An independent shop technician stated, upper and lower ball joints needs to be replaced. A loud clunking noise was heard when going over any bumps in the road. The worse noise was heard when turning left or right. Consumer took the vehicle to the mechanic when he learned the ball joints were no good.

- Nixa, MO, USA

problem #93

Oct 012003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The ball joints on my 1998 Dodge Durango were bad and I have since had to replace them.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #92

Aug 142001

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,627 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Replaced power steering pump at 38,627 miles.eplaced lower left ball joint at 38,657 miles.eplaced upper control arm and upper ball joint at 41,634 miles.replaced right front axle and lower right ball joint at 45,946 miles.

- Rocky Mount, NC, USA

problem #91

Sep 082003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
Front end repairs.

- Deptford, NJ, USA

problem #90

Oct 182003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Defective ball joints, I'm getting ready to go on my 3rd set of ball joints. There is definitely something wrong with the Durango ball joint (front end design). My first set of ball joints went bad after 50,000 miles (3 out of 4 joints defective), when I took my car in for tire replacements (as a result) they told me that they had 2 other Durango's in the shop for the same reason (bad ball joints). Now, after 80,000 (30,000 from my last replacement) my tires are showing the same wear pattern. I'm very interested into any probe resulting from the ball joint issue and would be happy to assist in any way.

- Bryant, AR, USA

problem #89

Oct 012003

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

PE 03-032, front suspension upper ball joint failure: The vehicle trembled terribly when driving at a high speed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the consumer was informed that the upper and lower ball joints were worn out. Manufacturer had been informed of the problem.

- Salem, VA, USA

problem #88

Sep 152003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles
Upper & lower ball joints.

- Pleasant Plain, OH, USA

problem #87

Sep 042003

(reported on)

Durango 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle upper and lower ball joints needed replacement.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #86

Aug 052003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1998 Dodge Durango - suspension - front-control arm and upper ball joint has been replaced at least 3 times since we purchased the vehicle in Dec 1999. We were advised in Aug of this year that they need to be replaced again.

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #85

Jul 312003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Upper and lower ball joints have failed at 65000 miles on 98' Dodge Durango. Also had to replace pitman and idler arms.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #84

Sep 172003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 1998 Dodge Durango' upper and lower ball joints failed with only 59000 miles. Replacement costs were over $900.

- Hopedale, MA, USA

problem #83

Jun 172003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,287 miles
1998 Dodge Durango: I've had to replace the front control arms and ball joints at only 53,000 miles (fall 02 and summer 03). I found out about the problem because of undue tire wear...the tire dealer indicated the tie rods and ball joints were loose and had to be fixed before they could align my tires. Upon contacting the Dodge dealer, the mechanic indicated this was a common problem and they fixed it (over $1,200). The mechanic indicated this should not happen with such low mileage on the vehicle.

- Minot Afb, ND, USA

problem #82

Sep 092003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle failed state inspection. Needed to replace the upper and lower ball joints. Both upper and lower ball joints were replaced and vehicle passed inspection. The front brakes and rotors were also replaced.

- Amesbury, MA, USA

problem #81

Oct 092002

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
Ball joints.

- Southampton, PA, USA

problem #80

Oct 092002

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
Ball joints.

- Southampton, PA, USA

problem #79

Sep 182002

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
PE 03-032, front susension upper ball joint failure: Upper ball joints wore out prematurely. The problem was repaired by the owner. The upper and lower ball joints were replaced.

- Cold Spring, KY, USA

problem #78

Apr 232002

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,768 miles
Premature failure of upper and lower ball joints.

- Fort Irwin, CA, USA

problem #77

Aug 292003

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
While driving at low speeds noise could be heard from the front end. Steering column shifted when accelerating and braking. All four ball joints were replaced along with the inner tie rods. But the noise could still be heard. The cause of the problem had not been determined.

- Evanston, IL, USA

problem #76

Jun 012003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
Bad ball joints and tie rod ends.

- Newton, MA, USA

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