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Old bushings.........making noise?

Everytime i hit a harsh bump or rather, undernethe the driver side floor board (where it sounds) its like a clicking type snapping noise? Are these my bushings? I havent replaced em yet but i can't see what else it could be?
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those would be the radius arm bushings. sorry
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mine does the same thing, its more of a thunking noise tho.
it sounds like its right under the floor boards, they make after market poly bushings.

it also does it around corners on the highway.
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mine does the same thing, its more of a thunking noise tho.
it sounds like its right under the floor boards, they make after market poly bushings.

it also does it around corners on the highway.

Yup, ruight under neathe my feet. also if my trucks in park and i go out and rock the **** out of it, it starts to make the snapping, clapping noise...... turns i'm ok on, just rough bumps and harsh angles.
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Yup, ruight under neathe my feet. also if my trucks in park and i go out and rock the **** out of it, it starts to make the snapping, clapping noise...... turns i'm ok on, just rough bumps and harsh angles.
yeah, i think summit racing sells the bushings.
mine gets going on corners when im going 50+.
i never noticed mine when i rock the truck, but you also have a ttb and i have a tib setup.
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but i want to make sure its the bushings? is it?
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but i want to make sure its the bushings? is it?
thats what i was told the noise is, check your swaybar links also.
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im going to call around to some shops to get an estimate on replcing my bushings and say bar bushings
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id check your drive shaft joints, they tend to pop and make noise when they are on their way out
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id check your drive shaft joints, they tend to pop and make noise when they are on their way out
front driveshaft? what do you mean "when they are on their way out"
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front driveshaft? what do you mean "when they are on their way out"
When the joints get some slop in them they start to pop. My front Driveshaft did this alot, untill i had a new one made.
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When the joints get some slop in them they start to pop. My front Driveshaft did this alot, untill i had a new one made.

um.......i shouldnt need to get a new one would i?
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um.......i shouldnt need to get a new one would i?

no i got a new one cause i had put an ifs lift on so i had a new one made, but the symptoms are the same. I had that exact poping sound.
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so what is the fix? new u-joints?
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so what is the fix? new u-joints?
yea
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o boy this aught to be funnnnnnnnnn..............last time i did ujoints it took 9 TONS of pressure to pop the ujoint out in a hydrolic press at work. that was after heating it and such.
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o boy this aught to be funnnnnnnnnn..............last time i did ujoints it took 9 TONS of pressure to pop the ujoint out in a hydrolic press at work. that was after heating it and such.
it shouldnt take that much pressure. I changed my u joints with a hammer, socket and table top vise.

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sounds good. i'll giveit a try down the road than
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