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post #1 of 11 Old 04-07-2013, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Mystery clunks and clanks

On the highway a few hours ago I heard a loud clunk and could feel it in the floor boards. Got under and checked but didn't see anything out of place... not to familiar with these trucks as this is my first.

Something is definitely loose cause now I can hear a rattle everytime I hit a pothole or even a road reflector.

Truck drives fine, smooth, doesn't pull to one side, engine and trans seem fine, fourwheel drive fully functional.

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Sorry for not posting in 'Problems'...

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Worn out sway bar bushings can cause this. Six total, including the end links.
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thanks daddy (ever get tired of hearing that? :-P)

the swaybar link (dogbones) joints are pretty beat... but would this cause the abrupt sound?

truck drives fine so why worry, right!?
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Pretty simple to take the swaybar off and see if it changes. Easy on the turns!
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Ball joint?
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Yeah it's hard to tell. Had bmw once where every balljoint and bushing was worn out. Made a lot of noise during hard driving or bumps... but it never banged or clunked all of a sudden.

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Sway bar bushings and links. I replaced mine a few years ago. Had the clunking sound come back a few weeks ago. Turns out the bolt going from the link to the sway bar on one side was loose. Tightened it up and all is good.

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Or could be shock bushings,or worn out shock bolts,checked and replaced everything and was shock bolts,had only a little play but sure made a racket.
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Or could be shock bushings,or worn out shock bolts,checked and replaced everything and was shock bolts,had only a little play but sure made a racket.
Loose/worn shock bolts is pretty common. Replace them with 7/16" bolts if they are loose.
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