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post #1 of 15 Old 05-01-2007, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thump In Front End - 95 F-250

I have a thump in the drivers side front end. It sounds like a broken shock, but I checked the shock and it appears to be all right. I get the thump whenever I am driving straight and I hit any small bumps in the road. Multiple bumps equals multiple thumps.
I looked the under carriage over and didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. I had the truck up on a lift and checked out the steering and suspension. Everything looked good. I am worried that there maybe a problem with the frame and or it's fasteners.

Any ideas on what to look for? Any known problems with frame attachments breaking?

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Sorry it took so long to get a reply, I would check the radius arm bushings and the axle pivot bushings.

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I agree with FordNut, I have replaced countless numbers of radius arm bushings on customers trucks. Parts are inexpensive and its not hard to do if you feel like doing it yourself.

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Hmm, I get a thump when I am just sitting after I have started it sometimes.
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I have replaced just about all of my bushings, shocks, ball joints and still have that "broken shock" sound. So if any one else comes up with a different item to check please let me know.
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Check how much play you have on the sector shaft of the steering box, sometimes these will be quite loose and can set up a rattle that feels like it is coming from right under your feet when going over small bumps.
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lay under the truck and have a couple buddies jump up and down on the front bumper and look for anything loose.

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sounds kinda stupid but check ur shock tower bolts in the frame... they were loose on my truck wit the previous owner and it took him for ever to find wat it was and he felt stupid when thats all it was

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I had a noise similar to this on my truck and there were several of the rivits fot one of my radius arm brackets pulled partially through the frame. I cut the rivets out and replaced them with 7/16 grade 8 bolts. I had the front end realigned and havent had any more problems.

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I had a noise similar to this on my truck and there were several of the rivits fot one of my radius arm brackets pulled partially through the frame. I cut the rivets out and replaced them with 7/16 grade 8 bolts. I had the front end realigned and havent had any more problems.

Jason
Holy crap dude!! I have never seen that one but glad you cought it!!!

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