I have a terrible creaking noise in the front end of the truck. It only happens when turning and the truck is on the ground. I have tried tracking this darn noise down but it seems impossible. It almost sounds like a metal on metal noise yet I cant find anything involved with the steering to cause the noise. It's like a creaking/clunking sound with some ticking like it gets snagged on something.
Has this happened to anyone else? I've heard a few local truck with the same noise but they cant figure it out either and neither can the shop. The noise is frustrating as hell
I had a similar noise in my '86 bronco. It turned out to be the upper shock mount bushings, they were worn completely out and the threads on the shock were rubbing on the hole in the coil spring tower and causing the creaking while turning and taking off.
Weird.. Shocks are nearly brand new doetsch tech shocks with urethane bushings so I'm sure those are fine. Tie-rod ends are ok so that would leave the pitman arm. I have not checked that nor do I know how to. What do they do when they are no good and whats the best way to check it?
since we dont know what truck you're talking about, I'll add that it could be kingpins... maybe 86 was the last year for them though. Probably a ball joint, do they have grease fittings? Shock bushings wouldnt make noise just turning the wheel.