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Old 08-08-2014, 02:45 PM
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Frontend Clunk

After having all 4 shocks replaced, my truck now has a clunk in the left front area. I'm told it's due to a bad L/F Upper Control Arm Bushing & that to fix it the control arm needs to be replaced. Does this about right? And any suggestions on where to get it? Thanks.
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After having all 4 shocks replaced, my truck now has a clunk in the left front area. I'm told it's due to a bad L/F Upper Control Arm Bushing & that to fix it the control arm needs to be replaced. Does this about right? And any suggestions on where to get it? Thanks.
It is very possible that is what is the issue....I would check the sway bar end links 1st and then the lower ball joints, then tie rod ends.

If it turns out to be the lower ball joints ...might as well do the Upper control arm too at that time, because you'll have the whole thing tore apart anyway.
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The word clunk caught my attention, as that is how I described the sound on my right front on a 97 F150. It was the LEFT sway bar link.
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Thanks for the input, enriched&beyound & rjcorazza. The links were replaced about a year or 2 ago & still look new. My tech (& friend) is the one who diag'd it so I trust it's the arm bushing. Was just hoping to hear from someone who's been there & done that. The degree to which it's clunking I'm thinking that it would be apparent with a visual inspection. So, I will be getting under there & taking look.
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YEs, if the bushing mount is bad, you replace the entire control A arm and it will have two new bushings in it... Cost is $75.
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Ok. Thanks, steve.
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