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Old 08-08-2013, 09:43 AM
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Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram Ext Cab
Trim Level: SLT Laramie
Color: Light Driftwood Satin Glow
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
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I'm fairly certain that it's the left upper ball joint. I replaced the left lower last night and plan to do the right lower this evening. Still getting the "thump", and it does seem to originate on the driver side. Both driver side ball joints were very badly worn, so I'm sure it's the left upper.

I'm going to let a pro change the uppers and then do an alignment - looks like you have to take the upper control arm out in order to have room to work on the ball joint, and for all that trouble plus the need for an alignment I'll just take it to a shop for that part of it.
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