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Old 12-15-2006, 09:43 PM
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popping noise from front of truck!

there is a popping noise that comes from the front of my truck when making a turn. most often it is a single thud, but sometimes is a slow creaking sound while i'm pulling into a driveway. it seems like there is a point i get to when i turn my wheel that causes the pop.

i have the TTB front axle, and know i need new axle pivot bushings if that is any help.

anybody know what the noise is, or even know what i'm talking about?
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Old 12-15-2006, 09:51 PM
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4x4 right? stock u-joints in front axles don't have grease fittings, so seize up rock hard over 15 years, make all kinds of weird noises. Also you say you know you need new ones, so stiff axles end up taking out the nylon bushings in the axle locking hubs if not looked after! U joints need grease, and need to be run for exercise on a regular basis.
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:15 PM
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I'm haven't heard the slow creaking sound, but the pop is familiar. I observed that the front end of the leaf spring (driver's side on mine) sometimes slides back and forth in the shackle when under steering load. I haven't tried to fix mine yet - as long as it doesn't fall apart on the road.:-) If you find a easy fix for it let us know.

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Old 12-15-2006, 10:20 PM
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i'll look into all that...

another thing to add is that i can feel the pop in the floorboard when it happens.
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:54 PM
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Check the two braces from the front axles to the frame. The bushings might need to be replaced. Might only be on 2 wheel drive? For what it's worth?

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Old 12-15-2006, 11:45 PM
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Check your ball joints. My dad had the same problem and thats what it turned out to be.
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:14 AM
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ball joints were recently replaced.
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Old 12-16-2006, 06:02 AM
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I have heard the same popping noise from worn out bushings in the springs.
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It sounds like you need new spring eye bushings that have a collar to stop ithe spring from moving side to side. I have the same problem. the guy who put on the lift before i got my the truck onlt put 3 new bushings in, and the 4th one is now moving. and making popping sounds.
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Old 12-16-2006, 05:45 PM
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Sounds like the front spring shackle upper bushing to me.
I had a noise like that I could never find, till I replaced my front springs.
When I dropped the front shackle out of the frame, the upper bushing was worn through to the shackle.
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