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99RangerEMB 08-06-2010 10:47 AM

Front end popping/knocking noise?
 
Hi my names Eric...I'm a newbie here...I have a 99 Ford Ranger 2.5 2wd and have recently in past couple months developed a popping noise in the front left tire? Any idea what this is? I had the wheel bearings repacked. It did not help. Thanks for your help!

sgtsandman 08-07-2010 06:54 AM

Re: Front end popping/knocking noise?
 
Check your sway bar bushings. Mine is doing the same thing. I had a buddy oush up and down on the truck while looking underneath to see what it was. Thankfully, it wasn't a ball joint.

Lefty59 08-12-2010 04:37 PM

Re: Front end popping/knocking noise?
 
I'm new here and found this site because I have the same problem. It sounds as if something is loose and clanking in the front driver's suspension and it's getting worse.

It seems like the shocks are bad because the stabilizer bar is flexing but the shocks are not compressing. I was hoping to find someone with the same problem and solution.

sgtsandman 08-13-2010 05:24 AM

Re: Front end popping/knocking noise?
 
The bushings for your shocks might be shot and are rattling off the mounting point then. I had that happen on a previous vehicle.

crowdpleazer 08-27-2010 03:08 PM

Re: Front end popping/knocking noise?
 
i have that problem with mine also but on the right side. i am pretty sure its the top ball joint because i recently replaced the bottom ball joints, sway bar links, and repacked the wheel bearings. also check your calipers as it is possible that one is loose.

sasqutch1085 08-28-2010 05:41 PM

Re: Front end popping/knocking noise?
 
I know what it is.... i had this problem on my old explorer, well a mix of two. you want to
get a friend to help you. first look under the truck at the tierod end on acount of it might be loose. next thing to check arethe motor mounts. locate the motor mount
and check for unusual ware, put flat tip screw driver or small prybar and try to move it.
the 2.3 and the 2.5 have alot of vibration and can ware out a mount pretty quickly.


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