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Should the front sway bar have any movement side to side? I'm trying to figure out what a popping noise it from the front of my truck from time to time and I was checking the sway bar and I am able to move it from side to side about 1/2 an inch.
It's okay for the sway bar to slide a little side to side, especially the 05 - 07s which have the "bayonet style" lower end links. As long as there is no metal-to-metal contact when doing so, it should be fine.
Check the track bar ends (upper and lower), the steering stabilizer, lower shock mounts, ball joints, and front axle U-joints. Jack the truck up and put the front end on jack stands so you can check each component individually with the suspension unloaded.
WARNING: Be sure to use appropriately-rated jack stands, and to set the parking brake and chock the rear tires. This aint no Prius. These trucks are very heavy - especially in the front!
2006 CC SB 4x4 6.0L
KC Stage 1.5
BPD 6 Phase 53v FICM, EGR, HD Oil Cooler, Bypass Oil Filter & Water Pump
ARP Studs w/ OEM Gaskets
DC Power 190a upper; DB Electric 200a lower alternator
295/65/20 Toyo MTs
PMF 3 Link
7,500LB Tuff Trucks Leveling Coils
Icon 2.5 piggyback CDC shocks
Dynatrac Free Spin Kit with Dynaloc Hubs
EDGE CTS Monitor w/ EGT, pressure, and temp sensors
Blue FPR Spring Kit
Twin F450 Auxiliary Springs
Banks Monster Exhaust
Truetrac rear/E locker Front with 4.11s