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Suspension problem

I'm starting to hear a lot of poping noise in the front suspension when I go over hard roads and when I brake
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Ball joints would be my guess. How many miles on it?
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about 57,000 miles
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Depending on how hard you drive it, that is a possibility. Have you owned it since new?

1)It could also be your wheel bearings. Jack up your front wheels and give them a shake. Grap the wheel at 12 and 6 oclock, giver a shake, then again at 3 and 9 oclock. If they dont move, then move onto step 2

2)To check your Ball joints, jack the front end up till the front tire is about 1 inch above the ground. Get a pry bar underneath the tire, and push up on the tire. If you get movement, it is probably your BJ's.

Or if all else fails, take it to a shop and have them check out your front end. The might charge you a half hour in labour, but your truck will be checked by a professional
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My money is on the wheel bearings. I had a bit of a high pitched squeal and pop going on when turning. It was the wheel bearings.
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