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Old 08-07-2018, 11:38 PM
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What is a good way to test and or replace front cab mounts? Can they be changed without removing the body completely?

I hear a creaking sound coming from under the floor board when turn into a driveway and the body flexes. I am thinking it could be a bad or dried out body mount.
 
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:24 AM
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Don't know of a way to test them but you should be able to remove all the front mount pieces without removing the cab. You might have to lift up on the cab corner to get everything off the wing
 
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:48 PM
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Yes, you can change them from underneath. But if the fronts are bad the rears are probably bad also. Don't replace them with pressed steel version rather go for the cast dog-bone style. Make sure that you replace the old rubber puck inside the the tabs mounted to the frame.

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Most times the steel mounting pads on the front corners of the cab are rotted out and need replacing. If you look at the front cab mounts and there is no daylight between the top of the puck and the floor pan then you have collapsed mounting pads.
Here is one that is in the process of being replaced...

 
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I took a look at the mounts and I think they're probably dried out. I don't think there is any rot there. This truck has been in AZ since new so it should solid.

There is a lot of undercoating so I guess I will see what's there once I get it apart. The issue we have here in AZ is rubber and plastic dry out and get brittle. I will look at getting new arms too. It all seems kind of worn and stressed.

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