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post #1 of 4 Old 04-18-2008, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Ball joints

Ok every one, here I go:

I just bought a 03 F250 SC SRW 4x4 with a 7.3 in it and 116k on the clock. I love the truck but just recently (in the last two days or so) its developed a bad "thump" in the front end that can be felt in the floor board of the truck every time it hits a bump in the pavement. It also "knocks" or "thumps" when you turn the wheel to either lock but isnt felt through the steering wheel. I was at first thinking that it was the ball joints as the tires are cupping a little on both outer edges, but after crawling around under the truck for a bit last night, they look like they are fairly new being the boots are in good condition and they all have zerks in them. I am at a loss as to what it is. Please help an unexperienced PSDer in diagnosing this problem.

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I have the same problem
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maybe the bushings on the sway bar?
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-19-2008, 02:53 AM
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THere are two vertical body stablizers. One on the passenger side and one on the drivers just behind the tires. You can't miss then, they are about 9 inche's long. They control body roll in turns, etc.. Sounds like the bushings are going in at least the one side. If this is your problem they are about $90.00 for the two of them.. Byt the way mine had about the same mileage on it when mine went up..

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