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Suspension Question

I have a 2003 supercab 4L and I notice if while driving if I go back and forth quickly with the steering wheel i hear a slight noise coming from the wheels almost like a popping sound. does this mean I need new balljoints?
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jack the front end up and grab tire at noon and six and try to shake it up and down, and watch the bj's if there is play they r bj's
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same problem

the same thing happens to me, When i pull into my driveway there's a quick knock coming from the front driver side wheel. So i did some poking around and was wondering if this my be the problem and also to tell me what this is?
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the same thing happens to me, When i pull into my driveway there\'s a quick knock coming from the front driver side wheel. So i did some poking around and was wondering if this my be the problem and also to tell me what this is?
Sway bar link. That would cause the knocking sounds when you turn. You can remove the links and sway bar with no safety problems. I removed mine when they snapped. Rides nice.

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Replacing sway bar link is EASY. I have autozone ones and they are fine. MOOG makes some great ones as well.

All you need is a jack, sockets, wrenches, and a sawsall or grinder w/ a cutting wheel to get the old one off.
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Swaybar end links, like mentioned. Easy to replace. The OEM ones like to rust into place. I use an oxy/acetylene cutting torch to get them off if they're stubborn. Makes removal easy as pie.

Any parts store will sell new ones. Replace them as a set. They cost around $20 each.
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