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Old 04-17-2011, 03:17 PM
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ball joints or something else?

so when i drive down a straight smooth road the truck will be fine then all the sudden the truck will hop left and will continue to pull left then a few moments latter hops right and pulls right. then it may go back straight or left just kinda back and forth. im thinking ball joints. maybe something else how would i check the ball joints or check if its something else? any ideas much appreciated

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Old 04-17-2011, 03:20 PM
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Jack up the truck and try to shake the tire 12 and 6
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:39 PM
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Try greasing the front end I had the same problem after I purchased mine
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:41 PM
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Jacked up the truck and absolutely no play on either wheel I'm guessing that's good ill grease it up sometime this week when I have more time
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:42 PM
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Jacked up the truck and absolutely no play on either wheel I'm guessing that's good ill grease it up sometime this week when I have more time
check the sway bar bushings and all the other bushings had something similar the sway bar bushing went out on mine.
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:56 PM
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Not Ur ball joints then bud
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Take the tie rod off of both wheels and see if you can turn each wheel in the air. You could have a stuck u-joint or a stiff ball joint.
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Ball joints are a pain on our trucks
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So I havent taken of the tie rods but the bushings on them look pretty bad ill check the sway bars and take the tie rods off to check u joints

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