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Old 03-03-2008, 03:48 PM
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Steering Popping

There was another post similar to this one but it didnt asnwer my question. So here goes. I have a 2001 F250 Crew Cab Long Bed 4x4 8" lift 355/70/17 Toyo At's. I just replaced the Upper and lower ball joints, Spider gears and all front seals. This is my problem... every time I turn to the right and or turn over rough terrain to the right my front end pops. I can hear it and feel it and its been getting worse. Steering box isnt leaking. Im thinking drag links. Im not sure how much play they should have in them though. Not sure what else it could be. Thanks for the help guys.
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Does it do this only in 4 wheel drive or in both 2wheel drive and 4 wheel drive.

If you have used your 4 wheel drive lately your hubs maybe still locked in. If that is the case that can cause the popping when you turn.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:57 PM
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Or maybe a bad u-joint. Even though you replaced your ball joints, they can be bad from the box too. So maybe just to be safe, recheck those also.
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dont have time for a lengthy reply but id say check the drag link, trac bar/tracbar bushings, and maybe even the pitman arm....best of luck
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Just had it in 4 wheel up at pismo and it still does it. Been doing it for awhile now. In both wheel and 2 wheel. Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:22 PM
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Just had it in 4 wheel up at pismo and it still does it. Been doing it for awhile now. In both wheel and 2 wheel. Thanks.
Your hubs could be causing the popping if they are not unlocking. You may need to remove your hubs clean them grease them and reinstall them. They maybe stuck locked in.
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:30 PM
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Thanks man. Wouldnt it pop turning left and right if the hubs werent unlocking? Now its ONLY doing it turning right, and has been doing it for bout 20,000 miles. Probably shoulve fixed it awhile ago huh. Hahaha
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just come to the pismo meet and greet in two weeks and ill look at it for ya
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right on man. I might just do that
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:49 PM
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Thanks man. Wouldnt it pop turning left and right if the hubs werent unlocking? Now its ONLY doing it turning right, and has been doing it for bout 20,000 miles. Probably shoulve fixed it awhile ago huh. Hahaha
It maybe just the right hub stuck. I have this happen after the winter months. So come around the month of May I will be pulling my hubs apart and cleaning them and lubing them up with grease and then reassembly.

If it is the hubs I wouldn't tear them apart out at the beach. All that sand flying around.
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