Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Noises form a left front wheel on a 2006 Dodge diesel

asked by on

I have a Dodge 2006 Diesel with 15,000 miles. Before I got home, there are noises from the left front wheel and I think it's the bearings or brakes.

Jack it up, pull on the wheels and if it’s the bearings, you’ll be able to wiggle it at three and nine and also at six and twelve, because it wiggles all around. It’s a wheel bearing and there will be play everywhere. If there is no play there, it can easily be the brakes.

Pull the tire off and look at the brakes. You can see if something is worn out. It’s 2006, so if it’s ten years old, it could be anything. But, the brakes are a lot cheaper. Hope that it needs a brake job and not the wheel bearings. If you would like to have this inspected, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your car’s noise and determine what needs to be repaired.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Temperature gauge is only reading about half way to 210.

It sounds like the coolant thermostat is stuck open and allowing the coolant to flow freely through the system. This will keep the engine temperature well below operating temperatures. As for the transmission, I would check the fluid level and...

Q: Rear drivers door wont shut 2006 exinox

You need to check and make sure the latch is in the open position by holding up handle and using a screwdriver to open up latch. If latch is open then check to make sure the striker did not move...

Q: My truck vibrates in the frount end when i slow down are brake around 30 to 20 mph ive changed the whole set up as far as brakes

Hello. This is a sign of potentially bad or worn wheel bearings. When wheel bearings wear out or become damaged due to dirt or debris or lack of proper lubrication, they will cause this type of vibration which is more...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...