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Old 01-28-2012, 01:33 AM

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Does this sound right?

Have a 2002 F250 7.3 4x4 CC SB 137K.

I had the upper and lower ball joints and the sway bar end links replaced when I got the truck. After repairing and driving it I found that one of the end links was a little loose and making a knocking sound, but got that fixed. However, the knocking is still there. It is most prevalent when I go over a speed bump in a parking lot. Took it to the guy that did my work and he stated the knocking I am hearing is from the spacers that are on the end of the front leaf springs. There is a round spacer that sits between two of the leafs right where it bolts to the frame.

On another note, I had a little play in my steering, and he stated it was due to the new ball joints, and a couple of months of greasing them real well might work.

Sound right to you guys? Thanks in advance....
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:18 AM
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Either a leaf spring bushing or sway bar bushing. Especially if the ball joints are new.

As far as the play, without the truck running, crawl under the truck while having someone turn the wheel back and forth.. you'll be able to see if the play is before the steering box, or in the tie rods like he mentioned.

While under there, reach over and grab your front sway bar, if it moves a lot, you'll need new bushings on it.
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