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Old 01-07-2010
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Some rattles and shakes

Didn't really know what topic to put this in so felt like this was a good place to ask. So recently Ive noticed my truck sort of riding odd. A lot of shaking on slow turns and backing up out of the yard it gets shaky. I feel it coming from the front end, possibly passenger side. I took some pictures of the front suspension components to see if any of you can point out any things that could look like its going bad.

I know I need new shocks :P

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So anyway if anything looks odd that you may see could be the problem let me know it would be great help.

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Lower ball joint looks loose. Then again I don't have cv boots so I don't know how the lower ball joint is supposed to look. I had some shakes and rattles and had my balljoints replace and my radius arm tightened to get her fixed. There should be a cotter pin holding the lower ball joint nut on. Doesn't look like you have one. You should install one just to make sure the nut doesn't back out.
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you may need ball joints pass side,. they look like the boots are busted can't really tell though.
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Forgot to mention that the one joint I'm seeing is on your driver side. Looks like the boot is either dead or it's just loose to the point that the boot isn't compressed by the controller arm. The sway bar can throw things off a bit as to which side actually has the problem.

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