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Old 11-18-2007
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Hit a pot hole... wheel chatters when turning left now

i hit a pot hole in a construction zone going 50ish hard and my passenger front wheel started to feel really loose and sloppy when i would turn and kinda swerve side to side. I put it up on jacks and checked my sway bar links and all the connections and they were all fine.

I have greasable moog ball joints and the passenger side ball joint had a ton of grease on the outside but im not sure if thats just how it always was or if its the result of hitting the pot hole which is causing the truck to chatter when i turn.

Any help would be awesome because i drive 50 miles a day going to class on the highway and really dont want to have something happen to my truck when im going 70mph
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Old 11-19-2007
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I honestly dont know but dont wheel bearings chatter one the opposite side when turning if they are bad? Could hitting the pothole have messed the bearings on that side up? (im probably COMPLETLEY wrong there but o well) Could try cleaning all the grease off of that ball joint, regrease and check later....Did you wobble the tire when you had it on jackstands to check for bad wheel bearings and ball joints?....
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Old 11-19-2007
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jack the truck up on that side.....grab the tire at 12 and 6 o'clock.....push in on the top and pull out on the bottom.....if the wheel moves any, then you have a bad ball joint.....and you probably should replace them both.....
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Pull off the wheel and hub/rotor assembly and check for any cracks in the front/bottom of the spindle.
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found out the problem... being the dumbass i am, i only checked the passenger side sway bar end link but not the driver side. I ended up greasing my ball joints today and noticed the driver side had broken off so i replaced both sides and it fixed the problems...

on that note, anyone know the torque specs on the sway bar end links
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till the rubber is smashed..
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