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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-04-2001, 12:15 PM
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another ? What would cause a front end slap when all of the shocks are new and the ball joints and tie-rods seem tight?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-04-2001, 05:48 PM
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Re: suspension

Pitman arm\idler arm. tie rod ends.

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The tie-rod ends seem tight. Idler arms, I'm not sure. Something is making a clunk when i corner at low speeds.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-04-2001, 07:38 PM
 
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Re: suspension

That clunk is the rear half of your torsions, where they are suspsended on the cross member. I'm not really happy with the way they are mounted, but whatever.

If the clunk is consistent you might want to check the mounts in the rear to see if something has broken.

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I would say J.R. is right on the money.
The same thing happend to me.
Whenever I would make a left turn, I would hear a loud popping noise, and I found out the back torsion bar mount was broken on the right side of my truck.

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is it a clunk after you accererate?? could be your inner CV joint... but only of you hear the clunk after you accerate.

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It's only a clunk when I turn sharp and hit mud holes and ruts. I looked at the torsion bars and mounts, they seem alright. The left side is all the way pushed back so I think it could possibly be rubbing or hanging up in the mount. According to what I've read you are supposed to have 1\4" clearence. My left side also sags, so my springs are most likely shot.

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Re: suspension

If you mean that the left front sags, then you can just adjust the torsion bars up a bit and see if it holds. No sense in buying new bars when you might not have to...

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