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Front end clunk help

I have a 13 f250 crew cab 4#4 stock suspension. Have replace shocks and a rt outer lower tie rod. The rest of the front it tight. However I am still getting a lot of clunking from the front end over bumps. I live in Vermont so our roads are quite bumpy. It almost feels as if the front hops when I hit a bump that is why I put new shocks on but didnít. Seem to matter.


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well you started with a vibration: https://www.powerstroke.org/forum/gen...n-problem.html

Then you replaced ball joints and tie rods: https://www.powerstroke.org/forum/gen...-tie-rods.html

vibrations again: https://www.powerstroke.org/forum/6-7...king-help.html

clunk in dec: https://www.powerstroke.org/forum/gen...-clunking.html

Now we are here... more noises, no pics, no video, no new info, nothing to help us... I'm fairly certain you can see why no one has replied.

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OK, thanks for the info. To show my ignorance, what is the problem with 3 nipples...
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I tried taking a video but you canít hear any of the clunking. I am able to feel it more than hear it. I have come to conclusion that the violent shaking was death wobble. However I had it at a local shop today and he said everything is tight. I notice the clunk a lot on my uneven ice driveway.


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Well, all I can tell you is to mount a gopro type camera under your truck... or take a tech for a ride with you.

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It is much better the colder it is outside. I will try to get a go pro. Thank you


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Finally figured out the clunk it was the ball joint on the trac bar. What a difference how it drives now


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I signed up to do research on this and seems a lot of problems are solved with an adjustable track bar and new ball joint.
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My front diff clunks and the tires jerk violently (they feel like they're jumping off the road) when I'm in 4 hi or 4 low, going forward or in reverse (no matter how slow or fast I'm going) and I turn the steering wheel at the same time, on dirt or pavement. The service manager at the Ford dealer I bought it from tells me this is normal, none of the other 4x4's I've owned have ever done this, not even after they were lifted 7" like my full size 84 Bronco was (she was a beast off road).

2016 F-350, King Ranch, CC, 6.7, DRW, 4x4, FX4, manual/auto front hubs, 3.73 gears front & back, the truck has a little over 17,000 miles on it and the suspension is bone stock with the exception of the steering stabilizer, I replaced the OEM one with the matching Rancho unit since the truck came from the factory with Rancho shocks on it and now the steering doesn't drift when going down the road like it did with the OEM steering stabilizer.

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My front diff clunks and the tires jerk violently (they feel like they're jumping off the road) when I'm in 4 hi or 4 low, going forward or in reverse (no matter how slow or fast I'm going) and I turn the steering wheel at the same time, on dirt or pavement. The service manager at the Ford dealer I bought it from tells me this is normal, none of the other 4x4's I've owned have ever done this, not even after they were lifted 7" like my full size 84 Bronco was (she was a beast off road).

2016 F-350, King Ranch, CC, 6.7, DRW, 4x4, FX4, manual/auto front hubs, 3.73 gears front & back, the truck has a little over 17,000 miles on it and the suspension is bone stock with the exception of the steering stabilizer, I replaced the OEM one with the matching Rancho unit since the truck came from the factory with Rancho shocks on it and now the steering doesn't drift when going down the road like it did with the OEM steering stabilizer.
Completely normal... its the front end binding up when you turn the wheel with 4x4 engaged. Thats why you aren't supposed to use 4x4 on dry pavement.

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