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My 2006 dakota started making an awful clicking noise in the front end a couple days ago while out on the route (mail carrier). When I put it in 4high it pretty much stopped. After getting home I inspected the axles and it seems to be loose on the wheel end of the drivers side axle. I've ordered replacement axles which should be in in a couple of days. So my question is, is this a fairly simple job I can do at home with basic tools or are there special tools needed to complete the job? And also has anyone had this problem and it turned out to be more than just the cv Axle? I can't seem to find much about the 3rd generation online.
 

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This is a fairly straight forward job. As long as nothing is rusted together.
CV shafts are not common to fail unless you have a lot of miles. But as with trucks anything is possible. Your year of Dakota is famous for the front wheel bearings failing. Usually they get noisy before developing play but have a close look at them when doing the repair.
 
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