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post #11 of 22 Old 07-30-2019, 01:02 PM
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What does a lift kit have to do with it? I was asking if the brand of the steering stabilizer you had was a rough country, based on their mounting configuration it is known to make noise.


“What kit do you have” sounds like you’re asking about a lift KIT.


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Check the metal lines for the power steering / hydroboost where they go by the LF shock tower for interference. Makes a clunk that one would swear is in the suspension, but it's not.

Someone mentioned "I-beam bushings". These would be on a 2WD truck. Most trucks on here are 4X4, but my point is that the two suspensions are different. Stating 4X4 or 2WD is helpful when discussing things where it makes a difference with diagnosis.

Your white steering stabilizer is probably a Rancho. The mounting methods for these Rancho kits leave much to be desired. Try taking it all off and driving it. I doubt you'll notice any difference without it other than if it IS the source of the clunk the clunk should be gone.
I ordered a new stabilizer so we shall see if I can get rid of this noise. Mine is a 4x4, sorry for not mentioning in the beginning.
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Sway bar links. Two (one on each side). 02 F350 SRW with exact same symptoms. Replaced both and problem was solved.
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Sway bar end links...had it happen in two of my trucks, it's an annoying noise and you think the trucks falling apart but those are a quick easy and inexpensive fix ....I'd go with moog personally
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Itll also be easy to find out if it is them, can un bolt one end of the end link and see if they move real easy or are kinda stiff...if it just flops around its shot, should move but need help doing so...can do this to both sides. Dont have to jack the truck up or anything. Leave the nut on the last few threads and rubber mallet the end link out of sway bar, or truck mount...hope this helps
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Wheel bearing (needle bearings).
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Hopefully when the mechanic checked the ball joints he checked the wheel bearings too...that is a possibility but would think you'd feel it a little more than just when you hit bumps
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I agree with the above posts from tph1956 and kazper413......the swaybar links. all 3 of my Superdutys had them wear out and replacing them fix the clunking and also some rattling. Invest in a good pair though. My current rig has a set with greese fittings built in and they seem to be the most robust so far. I wouldn't skimp out with a cheap pair.

Keep us posted, dude.

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I replaced the sway bar links over the weekend and the noise is gone. Wow we’re they shot. Pics below.
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Glad to hear you found your problem!! Thanks for letting us know
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