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Old 06-08-2008
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I am: David Edwards
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Knocking noise in front--Please help

1999 Ranger XL 2 wheel drive, with 2.5 four cylinder engine and automatic.94000 miles.

Bought this truck for my son and just had recently noticed alot of squeaking in the front when I would go over bumps and more so over speed bumps. The problem was bushings and we have that problem solved, problem is that now I'm starting to here a knocking noise. It's getting worse and you can feel it in the steering wheel. It's more noticable when I pull into my gravel drive. Dosen't seem to be any worse when turning. Could it be wheel bearings or tie rod. Thanks
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jack it up sake the wheel up down and side to side to see wher the play is coming from
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Old 06-08-2008
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My bet is lower ball joints. About the right mileage.

Watch them as you jack it.

Any play=bad.

Have your boy rock the wheel while you look.
Have him move the steering wheel too.

You'll see something.
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Did you check the sway bar links at all? My family owns an auto supply store and I sh*t you not, we see probably 3-4 sets a week for rangers.
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