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Rattle is driving me insane!!
I know there are tons of posts out there on this, but I haven't found one yet that has helped me solve my specific problem. So........I have a 2005 F-350 CC that has a rattle that I suspect is coming from somewhere underneath towards the rear. I have looked at about everything that I can think of and haven't pinpointed it yet. It is a metal to metal clinkling that happens all the time, I just have to roll out of the driveway and I can here it start clinking.
This is what I have done so far in my quest to stop this rattling.
1. Took rear stabilizer bar off.
2. Took front stabilizer bar off.
3. Took spare tire off.
4. Took tailgate off. Checked and changed ball joints (figures that they were bad also)
5. Took rear shocks off and found one shock bad. Rode around with shocks off and sound kinda went away, but still there over rough road. Put shocks back on with one new shock and rattle came back. I thought the bolt was to small in the lower bracket and might be rattling in the bracket, so I enlarged hole and intalled a larger bolt. However, that wasn't it either. I am thinking the shocks are not the culprit but are causing something else to rattle. Hell, I don't know.
I am going to look at the cab mounts, front shocks, rear cab vents, rear leaf springs for cracks.
Does anyone have any other ideas besides these because I am ready to drive this thing into a bridge abutment.
Thanks - Jeff