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  1. REAR CLUNK WHEN STARTING OFF AND TURNING LEFT OR RIGHT

    Here is one on ebay: https://www.ebay.ca/itm/New-OEM-Rear-Axle-Viscous-Unit-Kit-Journey-2011-2015-Chrysler-P-N-68058066AB/172587335165?hash=item282f01bdfd:g:CUgAAOSwYmZXMh54&vxp=mtr Lots of photos of the unit there. mechanical-idiot
  2. REAR CLUNK WHEN STARTING OFF AND TURNING LEFT OR RIGHT

    Hats off to 2late4u. You da man! You nailed it right on! I have been reading several of your posts here (and learning) and you know your stuff! So, turns out it was this: bdorc 68058066AB Rear Axel Viscus Unit It is number 2 in the diagram. They are ordering the parts and it will be back on the road on Monday. In addition to the bang/thump/knock, there seemed to be a problem shifting when this occurred, so that is why they wanted to eliminate the transmission. Or, so I am told. I guess it makes sense, since I did notice myself that it seemed to have trouble shifting, which was probably stripped gears in the back? I had the vehicle undercoated about 6 weeks ago, and the guy pounded the hell out of it, so the leaky transfer case was difficult to spot. It was not a steady drip, just an oily look on the bottom of it, the same as everything else he pounded when undercoating. Still, I think the transmission guy probably should have picked it up sooner. I think that the service guy was convinced that it was the transmission, and he sort of had the mechanic thinking that maybe it was. After I spoke to him, he immediately went to the transfer case to inspect it visually outside and said it was leaking. The service guy and another mechanic said that it was just undercoating, but he made sure to check the fluid and determined that it was indeed from the case. I will let you know if this does indeed fix the problem. Hopefully it will. It is in the exact area that the sound was coming from. This won't be a cheap fix, but if it fixes it, then it will relieve a lot of stress (but not money wise stress). Have a great weekend everyone and don't forget to include the mechanical-idiot in your prayers!
  3. I just found this article (even though it is a couple of years old) tonight. I searched the forum, but did not find anything about it here, so I thought that I might post it for you people to read. Interesting stuff. http://europe.autonews.com/article/20160621/COPY/306249996/fca-to-move-dodge-journey-output-to-italy-sources-say mechanical-idiot
  4. Journey's everywhere!

    Since we purchased our Journey we seem to be noticing them everywhere. I supose that they were always there, but we just didn't notice them. It seems like our kids are always saying, "There's a Journey!" We checked wikipedia for the production numbers. They must have shipped them all to Eastern Canada! We also learned where our Journey was assembled: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toluca_Car_Assembly The world map showing where owners are located here on the forum is really cool. Great idea! The kids and I had a great time, because they were wondering if there were any Journeys in Antarctica or the North Pole! Kids! Thanks for a fun family moment, Journey Forum! mechanical-idiot
  5. REAR CLUNK WHEN STARTING OFF AND TURNING LEFT OR RIGHT

    The dealership had a transmission technician open up the pan and everything is ok in there. He changed the fluid and filter. No damage or filings. So, that has been eliminated as a possible cause. Not sure if it was necessary, but it is done anyway. He found a leak in the back transfer case (if that is what you call it), so a seal is gone. I saw it dripping out of the unit myself when I was there. The vehicle was on the hoist. He suspects that the front of the unit is damaged. He is going to pull it apart, replace the seal and inspect the unit in the morning. He figures that the front part of it needs to be replaced. He had that problem with another vehicle. It was making a similar noise. So, hopefully that will solve the problem. I pray to God that it does. All this stuff is not going to be cheap, but if it fixes it, then I will at least be happy and less stressed. I will keep you posted. If it fixes it, then hopefully this thread will help someone else with a similar issue. mechanical-idiot
  6. New member in Toronto

    Good for you! What a great story. It made me smile from ear to ear. That isn't easy to do today as it is not going so well for me luck wise! We love our Journey, bit of bad luck with it lately, but that is another story. Glad you decided to hang out in the Journey Forum. It is funny about the color, because ours is dark grey, first grey vehicle for us, but it looks sharp all shined up! Not as good as yours does, but you can't have everything! mechanical-idiot
  7. New member in Toronto

    Very nice! I love that color. Enjoy! mechanical-idiot
  8. New member in Ottawa

    Welcome from me as well, even though I am a newcomer here myself. We bought a Dodge Journey R/T AWD 2012 as well. We are currently having an issue with it, but we hope that the dealership will be able to fix it for us. We really love the vehicle. Best of luck with your vehicle! It is so cool and excellent to be able to converse with other Journey owners. Whoever started this site deserves a Sainthood. So do those who look after it. Thanks to all of you. mechanical-idiot
  9. REAR CLUNK WHEN STARTING OFF AND TURNING LEFT OR RIGHT

    Recall on steering wheel wiring harness is complete. That gives us some peace of mind. Everything on the suspension has checked out okay - struts, links, sway bar etc. The dealership has asked to keep the vehicle overnight and tomorrow to see if they can replicate the problem. They realize that the vehicle does have a problem, they just want the technician to experience it first hand. I told them that I was happy that they were interested in solving the issue for us. The vehicle worked perfect for the technician today (just my luck). It is intermittent. It does it one day, then doesn't do it for 2 or 3 days, then does it again .......... I will let you know what they find. Hopefully we can get it fixed. Thank you Julie (and other responders) for you assistance. We love our Dodge Journey and we really want it fixed properly. I hope that they find the issue. It is probably just a matter of time now. So, ...............we wait. mechanical-idiot
  10. REAR CLUNK WHEN STARTING OFF AND TURNING LEFT OR RIGHT

    I forgot to add that the Service Guy looked up the VIN and told me that a recall on the steering wheel wiring harness was never done on our vehicle. I thought that it was pretty good for him to do that, as they get paid a fraction of the cost per hour for doing recall stuff compared to normal garage work. He could have just ignored it, but they seem very interested in fixing the vehicle for us. mechanical-idiot
  11. REAR CLUNK WHEN STARTING OFF AND TURNING LEFT OR RIGHT

    So, it started knocking again today. +2 Celcius. I immediately went to the Dodge dealer. The Service and Parts Advisor took it for a drive and he immediately said that he could hear and feel it. He said it wasn't something normal. I have made an appointment for the morning to have it put on a hoist etc. The Transmission, drivetrain guy is going to take a look at it. He was thinking transmission. I spoke to a mechanic and he said that it was likely not the transmission, but more than likely a differential/transfer case issue, but he was totally unfamiliar with Dodge vehicles. I will keep you posted. I pray to God that it is not something expensive. mechanical-idiot
  12. REAR CLUNK WHEN STARTING OFF AND TURNING LEFT OR RIGHT

    Another day of testing with no results. Not sure if this is good or not. Could it have been ice? Perhaps it is a mechanical problem and the cold is keeping it from happening? Perhaps it will start again when it gets warmer? I will keep you posted. mechanical-idiot
  13. REAR CLUNK WHEN STARTING OFF AND TURNING LEFT OR RIGHT

    164136 KM 102006 Miles Weirdest f'n thing. Today we don't hear a thing. It is not doing it. It did it for the last 2 days, but not today. It was above the freezing point (5 or more degrees Celcius or 41 F) for the past two days. Today it is about 10 degrees below Celcius (14 Fahrenheit), but that shouldn't make any difference should it? We tried and tried over and over to get it to do it, but it refused to cooperate today. We went on the same route, same stops and turns, but nothing. I am glad that I didn't take it to the dealer this morning. I was going to, but I was just so tired. If I had taken it there this morning and it didn't do it...... well you know. If it does it again, I will let you know and I will drop in to a place that does wheel alignments and suspension jobs here in town. The guy has an excellent reputation and he is a good person. He has done work for us before. My dodge buddy thinks it is a strut problem (strut mount), but he is not a mechanic, just a big Dodge fan. It could be the flux capacitor for all I know, so all your helpful suggestions are welcome. I will let you know if it starts doing it again. Thank you everyone. Mechanical-idiot
  14. Hello everyone. I hope you are all well. So, yesterday a weird noise started when we were returning from a trip to another Canadian province. A weird REAR CLUNKING sound started in the back when we were starting off from stops. It does it on left or right turns. I don't know if it does it on straight starts, but I think it does, but not always. I can feel the clunk, if that makes sense. It's as if someone is hitting the bottom of the floor near the back tires with a hammer. It is a thud. 2012 Journey RT AWD Any ideas? I am really worried about it. Thanks mechanical-idiot
  15. Bosch Rotors - lucky or not?

    Thanks jkeaton. I appreciate the help. Hope you have a great day. mechanical-idiot
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