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Old 02-19-2014, 04:18 PM
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Cool Front end clunk?

Hey guys, She's a 2000 F250 4x2 and having some noise issues in the front end. So, here is a short version. She has almost 250K miles on her.

Bought the truck, the alignment was far enough out to blow the front 2 tires and damage fenders, inner wells, etc.

After that happened, decided to replace all steering parts from the gear box to the knuckles, replace ball joints, and replace the wheel bearings and races. Yes, front end rebuild.

Had it aligned and she runs straight now, but I am still getting a clunk out of the front end when I hit bumps or pot holes at lower speeds. 50 mph or less.

It is a heavier clunk and not a body panel noise. What else could it be? Would old shocks be make a heavy noise? Maybe the bushing at the end of the suspension arm?
Any info would be great on this one.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:44 PM
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In most cases, it's the swaybar mounts/links that do that, have you looked at them closely?
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:52 PM
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Didn't think about the sway bar. It makes sense. I was just thinking moving parts.
I'll check it tomorrow and go from there.
Thanks for the re-direction!
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Also seen it when the spring eye bushings get wallered out of round
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I had that clunk and it was the sway bar. I jacked up the frame until the suspension was zero pressure. Started yanking and pulling on things. Sway bar was loose. Tightened it up, no problem.

And x2 on checking the bushings. friggen bushings.
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:55 AM
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I'll look at both things today. They both make sense. The sway bar makes the most sense so I'll start there.
Thanks for the input guys!
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:41 AM
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Went and installed new sway bar links. Old ones were worn pretty good but while I was under there and tightening the new parts I was also looking around.

What I seen is my drivers side radius arm bushing is completely shot. Of course, no one has them in town so I'll have to order some.
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