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Old 07-18-2011, 03:37 PM
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Default 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?
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:05 PM
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Default 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
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:40 PM
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Default 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)
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:46 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:47 PM
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check your sway bar end links it sounds like those
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:48 PM
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Default 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?
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:50 PM
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^x2 haha i thought you were pushing the truck up and down.

does it still do it when you tuen?
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:51 PM
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shaking by pushing and pulling at the top of the tire.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:52 PM
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check your ball joints
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:53 PM
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then possibly a bad ball joint. how many miles on the truck?
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^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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then possibly a bad ball joint. how many miles on the truck?
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:55 PM
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ye could possibly be the ball joint
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:09 PM
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Does anyone know, can the upper ball joint be replaced, or do you have to change the whole control arm?
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:15 PM
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Default 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
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