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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-26-2017, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Front end CLUNK

So I notice a slight ticking sound almost like something rubbing on the wheel, couldn't really hear it over the exhaust unless your driving under 20mph, now when the truck is driving at different levels(side of a ditch or severally washboarded roads) at almost a crawl or faster speeds, or turning the wheels and backing out of driveway it clunks/pops LOUD, again this happes slow or fast, I put some grease in the front hopeing for a easy fix. When I hit bumps staight on the suspension cycles but the noise is almost nonexistent, ball joint?pitman arm?control arm bushing?body mounts?Differential mounting bolts/bushings? HELP
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Have 6500 miles on my 16 lml
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So I notice a slight ticking sound almost like something rubbing on the wheel, couldn't really hear it over the exhaust unless your driving under 20mph, now when the truck is driving at different levels(side of a ditch or severally washboarded roads) at almost a crawl or faster speeds, or turning the wheels and backing out of driveway it clunks/pops LOUD, again this happes slow or fast, I put some grease in the front hopeing for a easy fix. When I hit bumps staight on the suspension cycles but the noise is almost nonexistent, ball joint?pitman arm?control arm bushing?body mounts?Differential mounting bolts/bushings? HELP
Jack front of truck up such that one front wheel is on the ground and the other is in the air. Dont let suspension go to full droop.
Grab the wheel at 10 and 6 and check for movement.
Grab the wheel at 3 and 9 and check for movement.
Set the truck down, go to the bed. Shake the truck fairly vigorously and see if the sound occurs and report what you find. I'm sure other members will chime in as well.

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I did put my truck in the air 2 times, took my buddy for a ride to make sure I was sane, he agreed a bad pop/clunk, I tried to see if there was problems, i tried different locations of moving the tire, they're isn't any play that I can tell, the only thing I saw out of place was the Torsion key bolt on the drivers side was screwed out a 1/2 inch less than the passenger side. Also my Differential mounting bolt was missing a nut on the driver side Rear of the front diff.
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Just drove 300 miles yesterday no change in how the truck usually drives but just when I'm turning or going over bumps that aren't uniform so that both tires are going over the same bump, it has the loud clunk
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Just drove 300 miles yesterday no change in how the truck usually drives but just when I'm turning or going over bumps that aren't uniform so that both tires are going over the same bump, it has the loud clunk
How are your sway bar end links?

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Have 6500 miles on my 16 lml
Is taking it back to the dealer not an option?

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How are your sway bar end links?[/QUOTE]

The end links look fine, there isn't any mushroomed out bushings and they don't look lose, with the wheel on the ground and in the air I shook them to see if there was play, I think there fine
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Have 6500 miles on my 16 lml
Is taking it back to the dealer not an option?
I can I have a good relationship with my dealer, just think it's something I can fix, if not I'll take it in.
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