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Old 12-28-2011, 07:00 AM
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Clunk in front end going over bumps

Hey guys, I've recently started hearing clunk from the front end (you can feel it in the floor board) when I go over decent sized bumps like speed bumps, rail road tracks and quite a bit on dirt roads. It doesnt happen around turns or anything. But I notice it's actually louder when towing. I thought it may have something to do with a steering component but the truck doesn't bump steer at all. Have any of you guys had a similar issue?
Truck info:
08 F-350 SRW
50k miles

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Old 07-27-2012, 09:21 PM
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I think my truck has the same issue. I find mine does it when I slow down or take off from a stop. Its almost a loud metallic click, sounds almost like a u joint but everything looks tight. I have also noticed that my vacuum is turning on every 20mins. Could it be something to do with ESOF hubs?
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:29 AM
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Mine has been clunking on bumps so I started to check everything on the front end and my passenger u-joint is worn out and moving. Hope this helps
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my 2000 350 did that and it was the ball joints, the lowers were really really bad as in when I went to get them out it fell apart!!
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I had the same clunk.
Its ended up being the tierods. the lower bar had so much play in it that it was bouncing up and down on bumps
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I had the same clunk.
Its ended up being the tierods. the lower bar had so much play in it that it was bouncing up and down on bumps
Really? How many miles did you have on your truck at the time?
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my bro had the same noise on his 04 2fiddy. right outer tie rod fixed it.
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Mostly ball ball joints.
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