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post #1 of 7 Old 09-07-2010, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Clunking in my Front End

I noticed yesterday that I am getting a clunk from my passenger side front wheel area. It is happening when I turn the wheel full lock or when I am going over off camber areas like when I pull into a gas station (turning sharply and going up that little ramp and into the service station) My first thought is that it is a ball joint going bad. The truck has 60,000 miles.

Anybody have some thoughts?

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That would be my first thought. Have you checked the inside edge of the tire from that corner for feathering?

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What is feathering? Is that like cupping?

2004 F350 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel
4.5" Lift
37 x 13.50 x 16 Pro Comp Extreme AT Tires
Mickey Thompson Classic II Rims
Power Tow Mirrors
Ranch Hand Front Bumper
Bully Dog RFI Intake
Bully Dog Outlook/Triple Dog Power Pup
ARP Studs
Blocked Off EGR Cooler
5" Exhaust Tip
Low Profile Toolbox
Prodigy P2 Brake Controller
Kenwood In Dash DVD Double Din Radio
HFCM Water Separator Drain Plug
Dieselsite Coolant Filter Kit

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Yeah kinda. the inside edge will look like ^^^^ . Peaks and valleys not smooth from one tread block to the next.

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Jack up the RF side so that the tire clears the ground. Grab the top and bottom of the tire and alternately pull (rock it up and down) if you get play it is likely a ball joint.

When I had my tires rotated a couple of times back, the guy came and said, "I got something to show ya!" - Went out, he had me do that. Mine was rocking in/out about a 1/4" - I had the right sides replaced. Noise went away.


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Thanks! I will jack up the truck tonight or tomorrow and check for play.

2004 F350 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel
4.5" Lift
37 x 13.50 x 16 Pro Comp Extreme AT Tires
Mickey Thompson Classic II Rims
Power Tow Mirrors
Ranch Hand Front Bumper
Bully Dog RFI Intake
Bully Dog Outlook/Triple Dog Power Pup
ARP Studs
Blocked Off EGR Cooler
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id say the ball joint, but just to be sure......jack up the front end and make sure every bolt is tight


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