I have a 1997 Avenger 2.5 and I am looking for tires. Also I think the front axles are bad as I hear a click whenever I accelerate or go from drive to reverse. Need advice!!

Asked by Nov 15, 2011 at 07:04 AM about the 1997 Dodge Avenger 2 Dr ES Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car has 131,000 miles but being an ex-mechanic I keep up with the maintenance and the
car runs fine. I believe the axles are bad, even though the boots are not ripped, and when I pull
on the axles they seem fine but whenever I accelerate or go from drive to reverse I hear a
clicking noise. I am not sure if it is the transmission as it is shifting hard when you first
accelerate or if it is the axles. I do not drive the car hard as it is my only vehicle.

I am also looking for a decent set of tires but do not know which ones to get that are not too
expensive. I was looking at a number of brands but the more I look the more confused I get.

Please let me know which brand of tires you recommend and if you feel the axles are the
problem with the car or if it is the transmission.

Thanks.

2 Answers

15

hi im a mechanic end i work in a axle shop sonds like a axle for the clicking noise check the front & rear transmission month i all so had 1997 avenge & 1995

175

You might want to check the suspension. The lower ball joints in these cars have a recall on them and are defective. also the automatic transmission in these cars are horrible. the a604 is a picky beast. check your transmission fluid. for tires look into the Continental Xtrmeme Contact DWS. amazing tires, good price, and they are all season.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Dodge Avenger Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Dodge Avenger Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 590
#2 thedoctor
thedoctor
Reputation 300
#3 Janis Jackson
Janis Jackson
Reputation 260
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,116 Great Deals out of 82,210 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Altima
1,029 Great Deals out of 82,449 listings starting at $670
Used Ford Mustang
562 Great Deals out of 42,506 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Impala
899 Great Deals out of 35,026 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Accord
966 Great Deals out of 74,583 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Camaro
438 Great Deals out of 40,559 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Focus
863 Great Deals out of 58,187 listings starting at $800

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Dodge Avenger For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 1,289 listings starting at $6,500
2013 Dodge Avenger For Sale
53 Great Deals out of 1,458 listings starting at $3,500
2012 Dodge Avenger For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 1,031 listings starting at $3,999
2011 Dodge Avenger For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 409 listings starting at $3,988
2010 Dodge Avenger For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 497 listings starting at $3,500