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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!
2016 F350 CCSB 4x4 6.7 FX4 Lariat Ultimate
Ruby Red with Black Leather
3.55s, OEM 20s, Locking Rear Diff
Icon 2.5 CDCV Shocks
TufTrucks 2.5" 7,500 lb coils
Carli Radius Arms
Carli Track Bar
Carli High Mount Stabilizer
Titan 50g Midship Tank
295/65/20 Nitto Ridge Grapplers
2006 F250 CCSB 4x4 6.0 FX4 Lariat Ultimate
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