I am getting a rattle from, where I think is, the CV axel assembly on the spline housing. Furthermore, I am getting a cluck/popping noise whenever I left-turn tightly into a parking spot or left turn into an intersection. When I turn on 4x4 mode, then the noise become a clicking nightmare. I'm thinking it's the CV assembly but it was just replaced 7 months ago.
I happen to see a video from South Main Auto specifically talking about a 2000 Dakota's aftermarket CV assembly not fitting properly. Particularly the retainer clip not seated in the right depth of the spline.
Has anyone had issues buying aftermarket CV axel assemblies? I am looking at the CARDONE 663408 from RockAuto. Is that a decent assembly. Are there fit issues I might be up against where I am better off getting a Mopar part?
Truck in question is a 2006 Dakota SLT Quad Cab with 4.7L Auto..
In the past 12 months I have changed the upper and lower control arms (including ball-joints), tie-rods (inner and outer), links, swaybar bushings, discs, wheel bearings and pads. I was hoping I was done for a while! lol.
See video, I referenced above, here: