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post #1 of 14 Old 12-16-2012, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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clunking in front end

i just got done replacing the ball joints and all the steering rod ends and i still have a slight clunking in the front end, i believe on the driver side. My ball joints were shot so the clunking has all but gone away except for every once in a while i hear a little from somewhere.

Ive looked at the mounts for leaf springs, shock mount, but i cant find anything loose?

anything im missing?

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Sway bar mounts maybe?

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I just replaced the entire drag link (aka center link) setup on mine. The most play was from drivers side spindle. No more clunking.
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I have a ghost clunk in the front end too and everything has been replaced/new. Have been over it a dozen times and have just resigned myself to it.


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everyting from pitman arm down is new.
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u joint low on grease??

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I had a guy tell me that the point below the engine where the Dana 50 hinges could be a point of "clunking" and drove OBS owners bonkers.

It's likely either that hinge point, or some sort of mounting position under the engine, near the cross member. I THINK he replied to my thread about "Triaging my F250". Sorry I cant be of more help.
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Big Fuel said "No, it would be the axle pivot bearings in the engine support / cross member or worn ball joints. IIRC, with a F250 4x4 you should have a TTB front suspension. There are a lot of parts in that set up that wear out and drive guys on here mad. Most on here would tell you to up to the D60 solid front and not fix anything in the TTB. Money providing, of course."

Could use some help "Triaging" my 95 F250

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he said 1994 d60 at bottom of his post, you pull your trac bar and take a look at the bushings in it, and the trac bar mount

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The track bar bushing on my 350 was shot. Replacing it helped significantly.

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