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Old 11-14-2009, 09:33 AM
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i have a very loud creaking sound in my front end of mt 2005 4x4 dodge ram i have replaced the lower ball joints but still have the same noise........
anyy hints what about bushings because both upper ball joints and tierod ends are checked and still good no play whatsoever
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Old 11-14-2009, 11:59 PM
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after hours of fighting with my truck it turned out to be loose bolts on the wheel bearing ..............nice
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Now why would you fight with your truck?
Glad you got it figured out!
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after hours of fighting with my truck it turned out to be loose bolts on the wheel bearing ..............nice
Sux man, glad you figured it out!
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Was that the original bearing or has someone replaced it . Those bolts just don't come loose .
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Are the bearing bolts refered to in the previous post the actual hub housing bolts? I have an 07 1500 4x4 with same mysterious knocking noise from suspension. Tie-rod ends were replaced under warrenty, but knocking on bumps remains. In the cab the knock sounds like it's coming from the middle to rear of the truck, but only happens when the front suspension hits a bump. The truck still has two months of warrenty left, and currently has the mechanics at the dealership stumped. I have passed the bearing bolt possibility too them, but the last thing they want to hear is a suggestion from the back yard mechanic with forum info.
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If you've had the vehicle to the dealer and they have a record of the complaint, they still have to fix it under warranty even if you're out on time and/or mileage. It's hard to suggest anything without knowing what's been checked because there are a lot of possibilites. If you want to go after it yourself, grab your wrenches and just start checking nuts and bolts for anything loose. You'd be amazed how often that works.
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Glad ya found the problem. Loose bolts at the wheel bearing? Dang..that's not good.
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The knocking noise I refered to in a previous post goes away when driving on wet roads....any ideas? I was under the truck all afternoon yesterday after it had dried out when the knock returned....and found nothing again. The dealership says possible bed flexing, but the knock only happening when front end hits bump doesn't make sense to me, and if it was somthing loose or worn on front end it wouldn't stop knocking when wet. All I know at this point is that the rattle is driving me absolutely insane!
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The source of the knock was a bad bearing plate on the front strut...strut bad as well. Can drive in peace again!
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