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Old 04-12-2010, 12:21 PM
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Question Bump and Grind...

Nope, not what your thinking... or wishing for...

When ever I make a lock to lock turn, either direction, I get a bumping sensation at the steering wheel... not really bad, but makes me want to take the turn gently...

Ball joints?

127K on the truck... otherwise in perfect condition... except for the stupid cup holder that the previous owner wore ou the stop tab on, so it just pulls out in your hand if you not carefull...LOL!

Any ideas on that front end... I know, hard to diagnose over the net without riding i it...

Scott

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Old 04-12-2010, 10:16 PM
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4x4 SD's don't have independent front suspension. jack the front end up a couple of inches, stick a pry bar under it and then move it with the bar, if you can it's the ball joints, if you can move it with out a bar than you shouldn't even be on the road
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:43 AM
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Thaks CR... ammended that post... don't know what I was thinking about that suspension, I know its not independant ... I'll check it out with a bar... its a very light "bumping" and only at a full lock turn...

S
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every figure out what this was?
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:06 AM
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Makey... have not... been pretty busy and recently took the rig down to Southern Cal and picked up a 67 Mustang Convertable... I'm going to take it to a front end shop here real soon... hasn't gotten any worse, but something is up on a lock to lock turn...

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I think I found mine. I think it is the track bar? The bar coming from passenger side up at 30 degree angle to the drivers side and is right about the tie rod bar. It hooks to the frame. Anyway, the bushing was worn out. I could move it a couple mm with my hand with the tires on the ground. I am trying to find some new bushings, but mechanic told me he thinks you have to buy the whole bar.
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