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Old 06-12-2011, 03:07 PM
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help! noise that sounds/feels like bad strut mount

I will start by saying i know i dont have struts or strut mounts but that is exactly what it feels like. When i drive over small bumps in a row, i get this light vibration feeling under my feet and a high speed rattle noise (very faint) that matches the feeling. If i were to compare it to something, it would be a broken strut mount in a dodge caravan. Ive seen other people have similar issues and it looks like the sway bar links are a popular culprit. Ive checked them both numerous times, loaded and unloaded. not loose and ball sockets dont appear to have any issues. Ive triple checked my ball joints and hub bearings and am not seeing anything loose or worn. Any other ideas?? my next step is to take off the sway bar links and drive it and see if the noise goes away.

Vernon

EDIT: truck info is in sig. I also looked around the leaf spring bushings for rust or movement that would indicate metal on metal touching and couldnt see anything that stood out to me
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I was just about to start a new thread about nearly the same problem when I found your post. I'm having nearly the same issue - vibration in the floorboards that I feel in my feet. The truck is used so I don't know much about it. I replaced the wheel bearings since I found one bad one and while I was at it, the ball joints. They were good on the driver's side but bad on the passenger side so I did them both. Also all the vacuum front drive stuff. The vibration is less but it's still there. Now it seems to come and go - it changes as a drive over bumps. I haven't inspected all the bushings yet, I guess that's next. If you find the solution to your vibration I sure would be interested.

BTW - you didn't say (or maybe I missed it) but I assume that your truck is 4wd.
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Check all your wheel bearings, mounts, springs, shocks, etc. You know, the usual stuff. Then start thinking about a bent drive shaft. Or It could be as simple as one of the wheel weights fell off. Won't know till ya tear into it.
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I was just about to start a new thread about nearly the same problem when I found your post. I'm having nearly the same issue - vibration in the floorboards that I feel in my feet. The truck is used so I don't know much about it. I replaced the wheel bearings since I found one bad one and while I was at it, the ball joints. They were good on the driver's side but bad on the passenger side so I did them both. Also all the vacuum front drive stuff. The vibration is less but it's still there. Now it seems to come and go - it changes as a drive over bumps. I haven't inspected all the bushings yet, I guess that's next. If you find the solution to your vibration I sure would be interested.

BTW - you didn't say (or maybe I missed it) but I assume that your truck is 4wd.
yes it is 4 wheel drive
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Check all your wheel bearings, mounts, springs, shocks, etc. You know, the usual stuff. Then start thinking about a bent drive shaft. Or It could be as simple as one of the wheel weights fell off. Won't know till ya tear into it.
as the post states, i have checked all the obvious and nothing is standing out.

also, a wheel weight that comes off will not causing a feeling in the floorboard over washboard bumps
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