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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.


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Mine is doing the same thing. The trac bar was loose at the cross member mount on my 2003 F350 dually and that helped some but there is still a poping noise and i believe it to be the sway bar moving. Sorry I don't know but maybe someone that does will reply.
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Check your shocks. My shock bushings and my track bar bushings were worn and popping.

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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.


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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!

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