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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,936 miles

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1998 Dodge Durango suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Dodge Durango Owner Comments (Page 14 of 19)

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problem #109

Oct 182003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

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 #108

May 012001

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I had to replace left and right ball joints on a 1998 Dodge Durango at approximately 45,000 miles. It cost $1400. I just learned about this site from the Durango owners club on yahoo groups. The ball joints seem to be a problem for many people.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #107

Oct 012003

Durango

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
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 #106

Sep 152003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

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

Upper & lower ball joints.

- Pleasant Plain, OH, USA

problem #105

Sep 042003

(reported on)

Durango 4WD

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

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #104

Oct 092003

Durango

  • 105,000 miles
PE 03-032, front suspension: Upper ball joint: There is a loud clanking sound, and consumer feels that the upper ball joints are prematurely worn.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #103

Oct 062003

Durango

  • miles

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

Both sides upper ball joints separated while driving and a noise was heard coming from the front. Both front tires could fall off, and vehicle was inoperable.

- Belen, NM, USA

problem #102

Sep 162003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The consumer stated that the upper ball joint were wearing prematurely. The consumer made contact with the dealership. The dealer refused to align the vehicles wheels because the ball joints were worn. The ball joints were replaced by an independent mechanic.

- Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #101

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 #100

Jul 312003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
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 #99

Sep 172003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

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

- Hopedale, MA, USA

problem #98

Sep 032003

Durango

  • miles
The upper ball joint experienced premature failure.

- Springville, NY, USA

problem #97

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 #96

Sep 082003

(reported on)

Durango

  • miles
Vehicle was taken for a routine check, and mechanic noticed that upper ball joints needed to be replaced.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #95

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 #94

Apr 232002

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

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

- Fort Irwin, CA, USA

problem #93

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 #92

Jul 152003

Durango 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles
PE 03-032, front suspension upper ball joint wore out prematurely. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for new tires and an alignment. The technician refused to perform the alignment because the upper ball joints were worn.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #91

Aug 261998

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Ball joints have worn out prematurely.

- Hillsborough, NJ, USA

problem #90

Aug 242003

Durango 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Premature upper ball joint wear noted during wheel alignment.

- Mcminnville, OR, USA

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