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Front end clunk

Hey guys I have been noticing only sometimes when I go to make a left hand turn there seems to be a clunk or a banging sound in the front end. I can sometimes feel the clunk in the floor board. Could this be a ball joint or tie rod issue?

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Ball joints more than likely

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PHP Chip, Full Force Stage 2's, 38R, Tymar, ISSPRO EV2 Boost/Pyro/Tranny, Diamond Eye Duals 4"
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I hope not because I just had those bad girls replaced last year. Under warranty of course.

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A rough country lift and 35's will wear them out fast. Just part of having a lifted truck that's heavy.

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Does it do it all the time or only from a dead stop? Only going left? Jack up the front end and see if there's any play in the wheel.

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Check the U joints in the front and also the hubs and the wheel bearing.

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^^^ what he said.


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Usually at slow speeds while making a turn and from a dead stop.

2008 F350 FX4 RED(every option)
3" Rough Country Lift
35x12.50x20 Cooper Discoverer STT TEK3
S&B Cold Air Intake
SCT Livewire Extreme (RCD 450 Tune/IDP Xtreme Street)
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Check track bar. mine clunks occasionally too. I have heim joints and they are worn a bit.

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