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Old 11-14-2006
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tib thunking

when i go around corners i can feel a thunking in the steering and floorboard.
i was going down 23 today (going left at about 70 around a bend) and i could hear it.
i checked all the motor mounts and trans mounts.
im not sure what else it could be other then my swaybar links.

has/does anyone else have this problem?
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turnin left, you hear/feel it on the left side? if so, check the radius rod bushings at the xmember
if the bushings are worn, they can shift around when unloaded.
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yeah its when im turning left.
how can i tell, all the bushing i can see look fine.
i guess i can deal with it for now.
after christmas i think im going to get a poly bushing kit.
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jack up and support the truck by the frame. then put a jack under the left ibeam and lift it a lil bit to take pressure off the radius arm bushing. then push/pull on the radius arm and see if there is any play in the bushing
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thanks, ill check it this weekend.
i take it you had the same problem once?
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son your a toad

actuley all you need to do to check the front sway bar links on a tib ranger is just get someone to rock the truck and someone to look at the links.

if you'd get your head out of your moms and g/f'ds ***'s and hang out more i'd have more time to check it for you.

BTW you are my fav son.
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if you'd get your head out of your moms and g/f'ds ***'s and hang out more i'd have more time to check it for you.
easy mark.
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lol what the hell?
ill be over there this weekend, i have been moving stuff.

i looked at the swaybar links and everything seems fine, thats why i was asking and gumby gave me a good answer.
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if you have a bad radious arm bushing you will see it.
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yeah, i had em go bad on my old 86. have also seen em bad on a few other rangers/F150s that came in with similar concerns.

hope thats what it is. pretty easy fix, then you wont hafta go hunting for other solutions
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