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Old 02-14-2008, 10:34 AM
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Exclamation newbie.. HELP ME PLEASE!

hi guys, i just joined this forum but i have been lurking around for a while.. i just had a few questions in regards to suspension and shocks.

i have an 04 lowered with a 3/5 drop. recently i have been hearing a strange knocking sound coming from the from drivers side wheel. never took any notice to it but now it is getting unbareable! every little bump i hit i hear this knocking!

even when the truck is parked and jump on the side rail i hear the knocking

what could it be?? could it be a worn out shock? a bad bushing or something?

i would like some guideance before i start spending $$$

thanks for the help!

peter

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Old 02-14-2008, 10:39 AM
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can anyone help me out please?
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:58 AM
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:29 PM
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I am no guru but I had a similar problem with one of my older trucks. Everytime I hit a bump I would hear a bang. It ended up being a shock. I would say check the shocks.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:35 PM
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You never mentioned if your truck is 4x2 or 4x4. However, since you can rock the truck and hear the noise, something is lose. I would crawl under the truck and start grabbing things, shocks, springs, tie rod ends. check the torques and all attachments. I wonder if who ever did the lowering left out a rubber spring seat, so you have metal on metal. all you can do is start checking. Have someone rock the truck with you under it and you should be able to locate it. good luck
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thanks guys, its actually a 4x2. if the rubber seat was out, would you hear the knocking noise more where the shock is bolted on inside the engine bay? i will have to take it by my mechanic so he can take a look at it. i actually think its a damaged shock cause the noise is actually coming from the upper area of the fender well..

any suggestions on aftermarket shocks??
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