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Old 11-06-2013, 08:25 PM
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front end clunks in first and second and third everytime I hit the gas no matter how hard or soft I hit it... would bad leaf spring bushings cause this cause mine are weathered and cracked bad
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It could be anything from bushings to a U-joint (and anything in between). The best thing to do is safely try to replicate it in the driveway with somebody else in the truck.

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Old 11-06-2013, 09:38 PM
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ok thing I did my sig right and ive tried all the other things ive searched on here like loose ubolts and chit like that and nothing was loose.... I just need it fixed cause I drive 5 1/2 hours to see my gf a lot and I don't need it breaking down, oh and the dealership I got it from over greased the steering arms? and blew the rubber seals.. could that cause a sound like that?
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:58 PM
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I wanna say that's a common issue (people over-greasing and blowing that rubber seal). If on a turn, I would lean towards that being a possibility of a clunk, but it's likely sway bar bushings, a bad U-joint, or even ball joints.

Maybe if you don't have anybody available, just run through the front end and see what's what. Give everything a little wiggle, inspect bushings and grease any zerks that may be down there. Jack up the front end, turn the wheel back/forth and feel for any clunks, then while still jacked up and on stands, get out and try to move your entire wheel up/down on both sides. Feel for any movement. It's really just a guessing game until you get to narrow it down a little more. I have a pop in mine currently (thinking it's sway bar bushings). Will be looking at it Friday.

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Oh, one more thing: Are you sure it's coming from the front? A lot of times, a pop or clunk can be felt in the driveline (causing some to not know where it's coming from). If you can't find anything in your front end, it could be your slip joint on the driveshaft. The splines may just need greasing.

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Old 11-07-2013, 12:14 AM
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yea that's what I was reading about the slip joint and it sounds from the front but could be front or middle and the slip joint? that's where the two drive shafts meet or is that where it goes into the transfer case?
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It's just after the carrier bearing. Youll see the rubber boot that covers it. Heres a shot of what it looks like: http://www.competitiondiesel.com/for...006_Large_.jpg
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I have to grease my slip joint about every 6 months. if I don't I will start to get a "thud" on acceleration and also when I come to a complete stop it will thud. If your truck has a 2 piece drive shaft I would give that a check.

I replaced my trans mount one time thinking that was what my noise was coming from (for $13, it wasn't a bad idea to replace the stock one anyways!) But it ended up being the slip joint was froze so when the axle would wrap slightly on accel or decel it would thud.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:50 PM
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That is exactly what happens on mine so I will check it as soon as I can since I'm working 7 days a week right now, what would be the best grease to use on it as for a lithium based grease? Since I know some grease isn't good in the cold and so on.
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