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Old 08-29-2010, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
1. I suspect u-joints here. Yours may be a bit louder as they are more worn.

One more for the u-joints, thanks.

2. A good prep and application of some underbody coating will help. If it's mostly surface rust it's not uncommon. Look for pitting or flaking metal. Too much of that and I'd pass on the truck.

What would be considered a good prep, sandblasting?

3. Dirty throttle body would be my guess. Also, if you decide to add a programmer, you'll feel the off-idle response improve dramatically.

If its that dramatic then thats what i'll do.

4. Again, I suspect the u-joints are the culprit here.

But what i found odd was the noise happened 5 seconds after a complete stop. I'm just sitting there with my foot on the brake and then I hear a light thump coming from the rear.

5. I'd go with an inspection of the front bushings and/or steering links.

Definitely taking it for an inspection.

6. Bondo? I'd check for other body damage with that magnet, front to back. Inspect the bed underside for ripples. Check the rear bumper mounting supports and the frame end rails.
Good suggestions, thank you.

Thanks for the quick replys guys!
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