Clunking/popping from front left when hard over. - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 04-23-2013, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
MoserJR82's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 73
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Clunking/popping from front left when hard over.

2005 6.0 F350 4x4 CC KR SB with 149,000 miles.

I recently did a bunch of front end work, tie rod ends, drag link, upper and lower ball joints, axel seals.

Since then I've been hearing some clunking from my left front when I've got my steering maxed out either direction, though it's notciably worse when making a hard right rather than hard left.
Axel shaft went back in just fine on reassembly but it did leak a little oil (I'm assuming gear oil) while I had it apart which I haven't replaced yet because it was maybe 1/8 quart.

My hubs are manually locked right now because I have to retap the threads for the left vaccume line hookup. Would that make a difference?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

2005 F-350 KR, CC, SB 6.0L
Sinister EGR Delete
Final Charge Coolant
Rotella T6 5w40
Sinister Coolant Filter
MBRP 4" turbo back straight pipe
Blue Spring Upgrade
Droid Torque App
SCT X3 Spartan Hyrbid Race Tune
ARP Head Studs
Aftermarket degass cap
Cowl hood (not functional)
Atlas 80 PHP FICM tune
Rebuilt FICM thanks to!
Rancho RS9000X front shocks
MoserJR82 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 04-23-2013, 07:15 PM Fanatic
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Outer Banks of NC
Posts: 102
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
With the hubs unlocked can you rotate the front axle shafts by hand? If not, the hub on that side isn't unlocking.

My 05 has done it since new if the hubs were locked, in full lock turns. It will also click and pop more if the u joints are getting dry and are needing grease.
darenative is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome