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post #1 of 7 Old 08-06-2012, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Steering noise

2012 f250 with skyjacker 6" 4-link. Dual fox stabilizers. Truck has 9k miles lift has been on about 1500 miles. The last week truck has been making noise when turning. Also right before a complete stop it will make noise everynow and then. Over the last few days there is a little more noise and a pop when going from right turn back to straight. Anybody had this?

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Also, when I have the two front tires jacked up off the ground there is no noise...I know that there is not much resistants with them free in the air, but I figured it might cancel out some suggestions.

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So we have a "pop noise when the trucks frontt suspension is under a load?
Lift kit was installed recently.

In that case I would go over the track bar and bracket torque specs. As well the draglink and tierod for fun.

I'm guessing something came loose? I had a noise about 5k after install and it was a loose trac bar. It made popping noises 50/100 of the time.

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So we have a "pop noise when the trucks frontt suspension is under a load?
Lift kit was installed recently.

In that case I would go over the track bar and bracket torque specs. As well the draglink and tierod for fun.

I'm guessing something came loose? I had a noise about 5k after install and it was a loose trac bar. It made popping noises 50/100 of the time.
Thanks for the help. I will go over all that you listed. They seemed tight but maybe not as tight as I thought or as tight as spec.

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Thanks for the help. I will go over all that you listed. They seemed tight but maybe not as tight as I thought or as tight as spec.
I could be wrong, when I had a pop my track bar bolt was around 250. It was tight to touch but you never know.

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It is recommended by pretty much every suspension manufacturer that you re-torque everything at around 500 miles. Do you know if that was done?



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It is recommended by pretty much every suspension manufacturer that you re-torque everything at around 500 miles. Do you know if that was done?
Yeah I installed and did re-tourqe. I go a chance to get under it over the weekend and went around all the bolts. Ended up that the passenger side sway bar bracket was a little loose and also the passenger side steering stabilizer bracket was a little loose. Tightened those and it went away. Thanks everyone for your input and advice.

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