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Old 05-13-2010, 11:07 AM
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somthin aint right

i have a pretty severe clunk in the front end of my early 99 powerstroke. it did it when i bought it about 6 months ago and now its pretty much all over the road and it clunks when i turn. or hit a bump. any ideas of what it may be?
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:19 AM
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track bar mount? Is it lifted?
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:26 AM
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go over your whole front end with a good eye... If its thats severe, it should be glaring you in the face.
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I don't think it will glare at you. I think symbols is right on this one. My first thought was that it was lifted and the track bar bolt was tightened with a ratchet. That is supposed to be torqued to 450lbs!!

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Old 05-13-2010, 03:27 PM
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actually it is not lifted but i do have a leveling kit coming in the mail right now.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:39 PM
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where is the track bar mount?
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:40 PM
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I would hold off on installing that until you figure out your problem. Check your shocks, shock mounts, track bar, track bar brackets, sway bar, bushings, link arms, check all of your steering linkage. check it all for play, tightness, etc
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:57 PM
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yea i was thinkin the clunk could be my shocks cause they got 180xxx miles on em with the big *** 7.3.
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Old 05-14-2010, 04:14 PM
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ALSO, check your outer tie rod!!!! I had a similar problem about 5 months ago, it only took about 2 days howerver for my truck to have a catastrophic failure. I completely pulled my driver side and passenger side of my outer tie rod apart. which, incase you didnt know, means you lose control over your right front tire!!! I was lucky and I didnt figure this out at 90 mph, put when I got home, I hit the driveway and my tire was completely 90degrees out!!!! so check that tie rod!
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Old 05-15-2010, 05:46 PM
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what do i do to check the tie rod?
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