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In parking lots or turning real sharp at low speeds I hear clunking. Ideas?

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A common cause of this is the front sway bar bushings. You can remove it to see if it goes away. I had this same problem and it turned out to be the front left body mount. Seems that when they get old they sag a little and the inner metal sleeves start rubbing. Some trimming fixed mine. Hope that helps.

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Check and make sure all bolts are tight. I had a loose bolt on my track bar (panhard bar) and whenever I would turn sharp at low speeds it would make a clunk/pop noise on the driver side. Once I tightened it up, no more noise. So just check all the bolts and also browse through the suspension and steering section as well. Lots of info and lots of guys with the same problems with fixes.

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I have the same problem too. At low speeds I hear a clunk. Where exactly is the sway bar on our trucks?

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When I first got my truck with 237K on it, it would clunk when turning sharp at low speeds (less than 5mph). Turned out that my ball joints were severely worn out. Replaced them and no more clunking.
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Go into the steering and suspension section and look for my post. i have some pics of underneath explaining where my noise was coming from. It might help you out. But browse in that section and I'm almost positive if you will find your answer. (In reality though, it can be so many different things. Rule of thumb: Start with the small cheap things, and work your way to the bigger more expensive things.)

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The correct answer is the rear end! I was looking threw the notes for this truck and the front and rear end oil was changed at 100,000 and never got the friction modifier it needed. That s#!t stinks! Thanks for all of the ideas.

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