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Old 10-28-2013, 07:25 PM
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I hear and feel a clunking whenever I go over little bumps. im checked everything in rear and and its all tight. moving my way tot he front end now. only thing I found out of everything is the left tie rod looks like it has a little bit of play in it. not a lot but enough if trucks jacked and I move wheel. the tire will clunk side to side about 10-20 thou of play.at the tierod
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It could be your tie rod, judging from what you're describing.

You didn't say where the clunking is coming from, so it's hard for us to make a suggestion.

My truck will sometimes cause me passenger seat to thump and bump. It's annoying, and I haven't quite figured out what I can do to lesson it. I can place my hand on the seat, apply a little pressure and the sound goes away.


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some people have hd to replace tie rods in the 11s.
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Check your sway bar end links
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I replaced my left front tie rod end. It was 42 thou play in it. But clunking is still there. Almost sounds like its in the rear . but can ever so faintly feel a bump at my feet on the floor . I do not have the spare tire under the truck but have wrapped it with tape and tightened so does not move by hand
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I also have a 4 inch lift in it so I have longer sway bar links . the rear are poly bushings and I grabbed and have them a shake . don't seem to move . I've also grabbed and shook front ones no movement. But the front ones are the two rubber spacers sandwiched with the washer. Solid sway bar links .
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Mine clunks because of the leveling kit not allowing the shocks to seat properly also told by dealer that it has started to wear the shocks out I would like to just remove the kit but don't have the tools nore area to do it gonna wait till I get my lift I guess
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Make sure the top of your front shocks, where they bolt up, that the nut is tight. If it's loose it will make a ton of noise.
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