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Front end vibration and grinding

Ok guys, I have a vibration and coming from my front end, but it only occurs when the front hubs are locked. I also get a clunk when I go over some larger bumps in the road. The truck rides as smooth as glass when I have the hubs unlocked. I have manual locking hubs.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, this is bugging the crap out of me!

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Also, I have pinpointed the noise to be coming from the drivers side. I determined this when I unlocked the drivers side hub and the sounds and vibration stopped. It almost sounds like a bad wheel bearing, but those were checked when I replaced the front brakes 4 months ago.

Any Ideas would be great since I can't afford to just throw new parts at it and find out that wasn't the problem.

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Banks Intercooler, Banks Quick-Spool Turbo, NAPA 6637 Air Filter, 4" Diamond Eye SS Turbo back exhaust
Bumper Dude Front and Rear replacement Bumpers

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Sounds like maybe the joint. Get under there and wiggle it and check to see if it's loose, of so then she's junk.
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Sounds like maybe the joint. Get under there and wiggle it and check to see if it's loose, of so then she's junk.
I was leaning towards that being the problem, but wanted to get another opinion before I just start replacing parts

1996 F350 Crew Cab Long Box
7.3L Powerstroke, E4OD Auto
Banks Intercooler, Banks Quick-Spool Turbo, NAPA 6637 Air Filter, 4" Diamond Eye SS Turbo back exhaust
Bumper Dude Front and Rear replacement Bumpers

Future Mods: PHP FU chip, Gauges
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