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Old 10-14-2013, 08:14 AM
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Steering "Thump"

I was leaving a parking lot yesterday that required going over a large, raised portion of the sidewalk. Afterwards, I heard squeaking. That subsided, but then the steering was making thumping/rubbing sounds.

Symptoms:
If I turn the wheel 25-45 degrees there is a cyclical rubbing/thumping feeling. I can hear it on the driver side and my passenger could feel it on the floorboard.

Troubleshooting:
I've looked for rubbing and contact points
Been under the truck while the wheels were turned back and forth
Greased up the grease points

The only thing I can find is this dent on the steering damper. The dent has obviously been there for a while and likely the whole year I've owned the truck. I'll replace a dented part, but is it likely something else could cause the "thump" or some place specific I should look?
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