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Hey wassup good people,

I own a 2018 Dodge Challenger GT. Yea I know, "AWD bro?" lol. Thing is I live in the 5 boroughs of NYC (Brooklyn to be exact :cool:) so I need that tire work on all sides to help me during snow season.

Anyway I always have seen these forums but never joined until I got my baby Nikki (that's my Challenger's name). It's Mopar or NO CAR now! And of course I have an issue. Since a few accidents where I was hit (once was on Superbowl Sunday maaaaan!🤦‍♂️) and got short stopped on as of most recent, I've been diving into DIY work because I love using my hands and these shops are 🤬 shifty and money hungry. So now that I'm in a peaceful place I'm working on things myself and have been purchasing parts one by one.

The issue I have though, has been persistent since my first accident. This roaring noise coming from the front right side of my car. Also it's leaning on that side as well. After much research on parts and DIY videos on YT, I purchased a wheel bearing and spindle nut for that front right side. I'm not 100% sure what the correct size socket but I got a 36 mm recently after seeing a video on a 2019 Challenger.

The last forum I checked said something in the same ball park of what I already found out here at this link below👇


They were saying the solution was discovered at the dealer shop and it was to tighten the spindle nut. Now I purchased a wheel bearing and a new spindle nut so hopefully I don't have to use them and I can return for other parts 😬. But not to get too far ahead of myself, I wanted to ask the community for a more updated response you know? So yea, any weigh-in on this issue is welcome of course. But all in all thankful to be apart of a community now with like-minded individuals because I will NEVER go back to another car 😤😈

Stay frosty everyone. Peace


"My Challenger Is Life, therefore Life Is Challenger!"
 

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With all due respect, we're not good at mind reading here, so you need to be a lot more specific, assuming short stopped means you ran into the rear of another car? Was the damage to your Challenger enough to set off the airbag, and did it affect the front wheels?

Actual pictures of the damage would be most helpful?
We are not supposed to get in depth to Newbie Intro posts so open another thread please?

Welcome from South Carolina! :)
 

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I once had an old mech. tell me that, if your uncertain about how tight the spindle nut for wheel bearings, to take the nut down to hand tight and back it off 1/2 turn. It seemed to work well with heavy equip. never tried it on my Challengers
 

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Regarding the front spindle nut on a 2018 you do not have the ability to do that, the entire hub assembly has to be replaced as a stand alone unit. I had to replace both front on my 2015.
 

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Welcome from Alabama. Good luck!
 
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welcome from south florida. agree with all the above posts. more info, pics of the hit and post in the appropriate area, more people will see it there
 
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WElcome to the Z from WV... Glad you joined us...
 
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Welcome from the great state of Eastern Oregon.
 
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I have to be honest, when there were 5.7 Hemi AWD Chargers, I was waiting for a 5.7 Challenger AWD and would have bought one.
 
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With all due respect, we're not good at mind reading here, so you need to be a lot more specific, assuming short stopped means you ran into the rear of another car? Was the damage to your Challenger enough to set off the airbag, and did it affect the front wheels?

Actual pictures of the damage would be most helpful?
We are not supposed to get in depth to Newbie Intro posts so open another thread please?

Welcome from South Carolina! :)
Huh? lol I mentioned the accident to give some back story to the history of my car. This is about my front right wheel that's in dire need of some tlc. The "with all due respect" is not needed. No man on Earth can accomplish that ;) its all in what you view as "disrespect" so don't worry you're good (y) thanks for the reply tho man
 

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I once had an old mech. tell me that, if your uncertain about how tight the spindle nut for wheel bearings, to take the nut down to hand tight and back it off 1/2 turn. It seemed to work well with heavy equip. never tried it on my Challengers
Wow that's actually some refreshing intel. When I take off the wheel I'll definitely troubleshoot with that method added to the list. Thanks!
 
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