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post #1 of 11 Old 07-31-2011, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Loose leaf springs?

When I hit a bump in my 04 f350 I hear a clunking noise in the front left side and can feel it a little bit on my feet. Could this be my front left leaf spring?
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Check to see if the leafs are cracked if not its either ball joints or sway bar bushings. they make one hell of racket when they get bagged out.
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Check to see if the leafs are cracked if not its either ball joints or sway bar bushings. they make one hell of racket when they get bagged out.

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I'm gonna go grab a picture of the sway bar real quick
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I'm gonna go grab a picture of the sway bar real quick
what for? take and pry up and down on it if its moving with little resistance there ya go sway bar bushings...
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Alright I'll try that. Thanks
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More than likely it's the sway bar end links-they cause a hollow knocking sound when bad-just go underneath and try to pry the swaybar up and down. Any play and you need new ones.



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The bushings for the swaybar should if the diameter is the same, however the endlinks are non rebuildable, and only cost around 40 bucks for both sides new.



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alrighty ill order them
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