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post #1 of 6 Old 12-07-2011, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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Front end Humming Noise

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I know this may have been ask before but. I have a humming noise in the front end of the truck is louder at lower speed but not at higher speeds.
I replaced the inner and outer tie rods recently and also installed new disk rotors no new pads, the old ones were still more than 50% good and thats when the humming noise started. I have replaced the wheel bearings last march and ball joints last summer. Tires are almost new. I lifted the truck on both sides and spin the wheels and I do not feel any griding or vibration the only thing I hear is the break pads scraping a bit on the rotors.

I do have a clonking noise on the steering colum when I move the wheel from side to side in park about 2 inches, but it is the Intermidiate Shaft that needs to be replaced. It is on order already.


Its a 2002 Durango, 4.7 2WD with about 156000 miles on it.

Any suggestions.
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if you replace the rotors, you should always replace the pads...my guess is the pads are chattering on the new rotors.


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Okay thanks, I do have a brand new set, I will put them in tomorrow morning.
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while you have it jacked up before you pull the wheels, try checking the wheel bearings also. grab the wheel at 12 and 6 O clock and check for any movement...it may be a bad wheel bearing also.


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Hello:

I know this may have been ask before but. I have a humming noise in the front end of the truck is louder at lower speed but not at higher speeds.
I replaced the inner and outer tie rods recently and also installed new disk rotors no new pads, the old ones were still more than 50% good and thats when the humming noise started. I have replaced the wheel bearings last march and ball joints last summer. Tires are almost new. I lifted the truck on both sides and spin the wheels and I do not feel any griding or vibration the only thing I hear is the break pads scraping a bit on the rotors.

I do have a clonking noise on the steering colum when I move the wheel from side to side in park about 2 inches, but it is the Intermidiate Shaft that needs to be replaced. It is on order already.


Its a 2002 Durango, 4.7 2WD with about 156000 miles on it.

Any suggestions.



Maybe it's humming because it doesn't know the words.

Sorry, I'm tired and my sense of humor comes out at odd times. Swapping rotors and reusing worn pads, even slightly worn can cause this quite often. If that doesn't take, try rotating your tires front to back.

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Ohh don’t worry I am thankful for the help. I have already went thru bad wheel bearings, cmon is a Durango, now the replacement were not timken bearings so that can be a problem. The truck is park now until I solve, this but I will replace the pads in the morning do a quick test drive and if the noise is still there new wheel bearings it is.
I will post the findings.

And again thanks for the help.

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