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Old 11-02-2012, 08:50 AM
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clanking in the frontend

I've noticed a clanking in the front end while driving on bumpy roads. It sounds like chains clanking or washers banging together. There was a lift on the truck before I bought it and I thought that they might not have tightened everything back down but all seems to be tight. I have all brand new ball joints and just replaced shocks with bilstein 4600s. I can't seem to see anything that is not tight like a bolt or a washer that would be jingling. Also replaced rotors and pads and nothing loose there. I have actually heard other super dutys do this while passing by me.
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Check your sway bar bushings.. those usually make more of a "thunk" sound, but could still be the culprit.. also check your sway bar end links (i think that's the name), if nothing can be found there, check your leaf spring bushings.. I know those are some common problems, I had a similar issue a while back and turned out mine was a sway bar bushing..
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swaybar endlinks were the first thing that was done when I got it because they were junk sway bar bushings were ok. I didn't check the leaf spring bushings how hard are they to do.
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If it is the leaf spring bushings would you go back with factory or aftermarket?
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Idk about changing it. I've never had to do it. As far as brand, I'd either look into MOOG or OEM.

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I don't know of anything else because just driving it doesn't do it but when you go over multiple bumps it starts jingling like a damn bell, it would be good if it was the leaf spring bushings.
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I don't know of anything else because just driving it doesn't do it but when you go over multiple bumps it starts jingling like a damn bell, it would be good if it was the leaf spring bushings.
My shock bushings are shot on the back, and if I hit a speed bump, I get a definitive thump. You may be looking at the right area.
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I guess i would need to jack it up and try to move stuff around I have already tried this but nothing stands out.
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I guess i would need to jack it up and try to move stuff around I have already tried this but nothing stands out.
Get some buddies and beer. (Dont jack it up) Have them bounce the truck while you're watching the leaf spring bushings. Lol

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beer and buddies sounds like the best way to be productive at least if we don't find anything we can drink more beer. I am suprised nobody has had similar problems. One other thing I just thought about was when they did my ball joints they left the dust rings out of the inner axles do you think what I am hearing is coming from in there that is usually sealed up by the rings. They are still there they just aren't pushed in where they're supposed to be.
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