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Old 06-03-2011, 05:55 AM
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Question Slight Metallic noise in front end???

I have an 06' f250 with 100k. I noticed when i had the window down that at slow speeds weither driving straight or turning there is a faint metal on metal noise coming from the front end. I also noticed that some times the truck will have a slight pull after a turn but thats intermittent, and this morning it kinda did an abrupt jerk, but hasnt done it since. but im still getting that faint metallic sound. I jacked up the front end to check the ball joints and they seemed fine. Any one have any clues to whats causing this???
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:02 AM
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Too add, the metallic noise is kinda slow like the revolutions of the tires when im moving slow, and it sounds as is if something is rolling around?
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I've had a similar noise twice in the past. Once on a 64 Chevy II that turned out to be a stupid pebble between the wheel and the hubcap. Another time on my 97 F150, it was a loose brake caliper (bolt worked itself back) that was actually touching the inside of the wheel every now and then. (When the caliper worked itself all the way off, it cut a groove around the inside of the wheel that was deep enough for air to start escaping the tire!)

Neither of these are probably your issue but something to check, or at least open avenues of thought. Sorry, but that's all I got. I hope you figure out your problem. Good luck!
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I'd check your wheel bearings first, also I'm sure you checked brakes but sometimes the pads will wear uneven and the inside one will rub the rotor even when you're not braking, just some ideas.
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+1 to both suggestions by gfast
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Yeah they covered what I was going to suggest... Calipers, brake pads, wheel bearings and ball joints... Is it a 4x4? Have you checked the drive lines out of the front dif for any play? Does the sound amplify after you hit a bump / dip in the road (could be supension related)?

My first thought was the wear indicator on the brake pad...
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