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front end clunk???

my o3 f250 has been making a clunk when turning i can feel it in the floor board i have checked my ball joint they are fine replaced bushing on my lift kits trailing arms also replaced the unit bearing anyone else deal with this ive heard it may be a body mount eal from the cab being taken off but not sure about that or maybe a track bar
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I have the same clunking. I have an 05 excursion with a 4" lift and 35" tires. I first replaced the shocks with Bilstein, thinking it was the shocks. Nope. Then I replaced the balljoints with cheapie ones. Still had the clunk so I replaced them with Moog balljoints and wheen bearings while I was at it. Still has the clunk. Not sure where to go next.

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-05-2013, 10:14 PM
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Glad I'm not the only one. Body mount bolts and bushings. Retorqued mine and its gone. 85-lb/ft

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Can you only feel it when turning or can you feel it on rough roads also? I would check your sway bar end link bushings. I had a clunking like this also that I could hear and feel in my feet when I was when I was on rough roads and I replaced the sway bar end link bushings with some polyeurethane ones from energy suspension and no more clunking. Here are 2 pics of the end links. Try grabbing them and rocking them back and fourth. If you are able to move them back and fourth then you need to replace them.

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agreed definitely look hard at sway bar bushings/trac bar bushings for a clunk while turning

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You can even remove the swaybar from the axle and find a way to tie it up and off of the axle to eliminate it.
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