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TrainedTiger 07-18-2011 03:37 PM

Rattling sound when driving slow or going over bumps
 
Hey guys when I go over a speed bump or when I'm driving like 10 MPH I hear a pretty loud rattle that sounds like its coming from the front suspension. Any ideas?

Clinton 07-18-2011 04:05 PM

Re: Rattling sound when driving slow or going over bumps
 
Check the sway bar link bushings. Dont forget to be a little more specific on the ?'s and please make a signature

ColinS 07-18-2011 04:40 PM

Re: Rattling sound when driving slow or going over bumps
 
check your dust shields on the front beake assembly. mine are rusted off and the lil pieces that are left just rattle around when i drive ( only hear at low speed cause the wind noise is gone)

TrainedTiger 07-18-2011 04:46 PM

Re: Rattling sound when driving slow or going over bumps
 
I uploaded a video on youtube of the sound.

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this is me shaking the wheel back and forth, listen for the 5 clicks and imagine this noise twice as loud and 3 times as fast.

ColinS 07-18-2011 04:47 PM

Re: Rattling sound when driving slow or going over bumps
 
check your sway bar end links it sounds like those

doyouquaxu 07-18-2011 04:48 PM

Re: Rattling sound when driving slow or going over bumps
 
sounds more like something in the steering is loose. which way were you shaking the wheel, back and forth?

ColinS 07-18-2011 04:50 PM

Re: Rattling sound when driving slow or going over bumps
 
^x2 haha i thought you were pushing the truck up and down.

does it still do it when you tuen?

TrainedTiger 07-18-2011 04:51 PM

Re: Rattling sound when driving slow or going over bumps
 
shaking by pushing and pulling at the top of the tire.

ColinS 07-18-2011 04:52 PM

Re: Rattling sound when driving slow or going over bumps
 
check your ball joints

doyouquaxu 07-18-2011 04:53 PM

Re: Rattling sound when driving slow or going over bumps
 
then possibly a bad ball joint. how many miles on the truck?

TrainedTiger 07-18-2011 04:54 PM

Re: Rattling sound when driving slow or going over bumps
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ColinS (Post 488926)
^x2 haha i thought you were pushing the truck up and down.

does it still do it when you tuen?

I can't tell any difference during turning or going straight, same noise.

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Quote:

Originally Posted by doyouquaxu (Post 488936)
then possibly a bad ball joint. how many miles on the truck?

81,xxx

ColinS 07-18-2011 04:55 PM

Re: Rattling sound when driving slow or going over bumps
 
ye could possibly be the ball joint

TrainedTiger 07-18-2011 05:09 PM

Re: Rattling sound when driving slow or going over bumps
 
Does anyone know, can the upper ball joint be replaced, or do you have to change the whole control arm?

Clinton 07-18-2011 05:15 PM

Re: Rattling sound when driving slow or going over bumps
 
YOu have to replace the upper arm. I just put the moog ones on my truck. They are greasable and they rock. They arent too expensive

TrainedTiger 07-18-2011 05:20 PM

Re: Rattling sound when driving slow or going over bumps
 
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