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Old 01-18-2013, 04:38 PM
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Question Clunk Noise?

I know this has probably been asked alot on here but here i go. when ever i go over bumps or when i turn right and hit bumps theres a clunking/ popping noise coming from under my left foot. Everything i have seen is the sway bar end link but mine look fine and new. what are the ways to check them. do i need to jack the truck up or can i just do it on the ground. i cant move the end links but i can twist them left to right with some force. does this mean there good or bad? also someone told me to check the shock bushings would that cause the noise under my foot. also are there any other bushings to check?
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:28 PM
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I had the same issue once, turned out to be a loose nut on the top if the shock. Felt and could find no movement but tightened it a quarter turn and no more noise. Id put a wrench to all of em but thats just me. You can jack up the front and give the top and bottom of the tire a shack and feel/look for movement in the balljoints.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:38 AM
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Clunk Noise?

The dealership I bough it from said they put new ball joints on it so I don't think it's that. But I'll check the bolts. Anything else that it could be possibly


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Old 01-19-2013, 11:43 AM
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Possibly tie rods or draglink. Have someone turn the wheel and check for slop. Most likely just loose shocks or drag link
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Oh and check your track bar bushings
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Had a problem similar once upon a time where the spring eye bushing had walleyed out.
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Clunk Noise?

Sway bar end links mine are shot and make the same noise
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:17 PM
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I had a neighbor who's F250 made a clunking noise and it was a loose bolts that mount the sway bar to the axle (not the end links). We tightened them up and the clunk disappeared.

My buddy's truck clunked, and he tried replacing the track bar bushings and sway bar bushings with no luck. Finally, replacing the leaf spring bushings did the trick (his leaf spring bushing package, Energy Suspensions, included the shackle bushings FWIW). I'm sure that replacing the whole gamut made sure that the clunk disappeared.

Now if only I could get him to help me do mine, since I helped him with his...

Oh and one more clunk source... on mine, somebody installed a leveling kit that included a drop bracket for the track bar. On big bumps (off-road) my leaf springs actually contact that bracket. This is not likely what's causing your problem, but something for someone in the future to look out for...

Now I need to find a factory bracket, so I can replace that crappy drop bracket and just weld a sleeve onto my track bar to make it the correct length.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:31 PM
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Clunk Noise?

I looked at the shock bushings but I didn't lift the truck up. They look dry rotted and cracked so that maybe the issue. Did your end links look fine? Because mine look fine and feel fine


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Old 01-19-2013, 03:34 PM
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Clunk Noise?

Stoney

Where is the drag link at? Also is there a way to check that and the track bar bushings?


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