Grinding noises from front end

Asked by Feb 06, 2016 at 05:58 PM about the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Put my truck in 4x4 mode, climbed an icy hill
and heard grinding noises from front end. Put it
in 2wd and can't drive at all without any
grinding noises. Doesn't make the noise in 4wd
except when I "goose" it. Any help would be
appreciated. Thank you

1 Answer

76,325

Sounds like it would be in the rear drive shaft, Bad u-joints or the rear end itself. When putting it in 4x4 you have pull from the front end alleviating some of the load from the rear end. Noise constant in 2 wheel drive, drive shaft u-joints or the rear end itself. Check the fluid level, if bone dry, take the cover off and have a look.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    6,550
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    6,430
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    5,830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
3,334 Great Deals out of 221,765 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,703 Great Deals out of 174,506 listings starting at $955
Used Dodge Ram 2500
158 Great Deals out of 5,454 listings starting at $2,661
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,197 Great Deals out of 64,603 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Tundra
711 Great Deals out of 34,288 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
718 Great Deals out of 45,626 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
404 Great Deals out of 49,117 listings starting at $1,899
Used Dodge Dakota
82 Great Deals out of 3,634 listings starting at $1,295
Used Nissan Titan
289 Great Deals out of 17,675 listings starting at $3,500
Used Chevrolet Colorado
361 Great Deals out of 38,262 listings starting at $1,595
Used Ford Mustang
603 Great Deals out of 39,402 listings starting at $1,895
Used Dodge Ram 3500
90 Great Deals out of 2,296 listings starting at $5,999

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
74 Great Deals out of 1,419 listings starting at $5,388
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 1,063 listings starting at $4,990
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
74 Great Deals out of 1,632 listings starting at $2,950
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
69 Great Deals out of 1,459 listings starting at $3,491
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 1,269 listings starting at $2,650

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.