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Old 11-27-2008
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draintrain/suspension noise

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So last night I replaced the front ds u-joint at the front diff. I also replaced the rear ds u-joints (both rear diff and trans). My vibration and hum have disappeared, but when coming to a stop I still have a slight clunk. Short of it being either the front or rear pinion bearing (that's gonna be $$$$), what else could it be? The clunk is intermitent; sometimes I get it sometimes I don't. It had gotten pretty bad before I did the u-joints, and was felt through the brake and clutch pedals. I've checked motor mounts and they appear to be fine from what I can see. RCD front diff bracket is fine too. So I'm thinking CV, tie rod, or ball joints, but driveline isn't bad nor does steering feel odd or different. I believe both of my lower BJs are greaseable, and possibly both tie rods as well (I know at least 1 is). These were installed July 07 after I'd lifted the truck. Sadly I haven't greased them since and plan to do that today or tomorrow once it stops raining and the suspension dries.
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if it makes you feel any better, i replaced my lower ball joints and the pass. upper bj about 7-8 weeks before we tore the truck apart to do the solid axle.. and the lowers were already toast

along with both wheel bearings, one of which was only 8 months old
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I was thinking hub/wheel bearing too. The part that sucks is that only a VERY limited amount of this I can do my self due to lack of tools, particularly NO air tools. Thus I'll have to hit up a shop and it sure al hell isn't gonna be the local stealership.
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a wheel bearing you can do with hand tools, they're a sealed bearing.

its pretty easy to determine upper or lower ball joints or if its the wheel bearing.
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I Do All Of My Own Work On My Truck With Hand Tools It A Littel Harder Doing It That Way But It Works
See If Your Brake Caliper Boalts Are Snuged Up
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a wheel bearing you can do with hand tools, they're a sealed bearing.

its pretty easy to determine upper or lower ball joints or if its the wheel bearing.
Garage needs to be cleaned out so I can park back into there to level truck and check front end stuff.

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I Do All Of My Own Work On My Truck With Hand Tools It A Littel Harder Doing It That Way But It Works
See If Your Brake Caliper Boalts Are Snuged Up
iLL hAVE tO cHECK tO sEE iF tHEY aRE tIGHT oR nOT.
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My Caps Is Stuck On
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My Caps Is Stuck On
just giving ya a hard time
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How Is Your Caps Stuck On If You're Typing Like This?

YOU SHOULD BE TYPING LIKE THIS IF CAPS ARE STUCK ON
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