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Suspension right front

Thread in 'Noise, Vibration, Harshness Issues' started by Michael Seibert, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Michael Seibert

    Michael Seibert Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I have been hearing a pop noise when I have my wheels to the right and turn back left. I also notice the rotors grinding when I make a right hand turn. I replaced both hub assemblies two years ago and about 17000 miles. Could this possibly be tie rod ends or hubs bad already? Any helpful information would help. 2005 STA 4 X 4
     
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    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Unload the suspension by lifting the front off the ground and place jack stands under the forward facing LCA "hooks" to inspect. My first guess would be lower ball joints.
     
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    I had a pop and replacing a bad ball joint took care of it.
     
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    Michael Seibert Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Oh I forgot about ball joints. I had three of the four replaced. I just can't remember which ones but they was all Moog so I guess I will look for the one without the zerk. Thanks everyone for reminding me. I will let you know the verdict. :supercool:
     
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    I had similar issue. Jacked up front of truck. put second jack under the lower wish bone to relieve the pressure on front suspension (one side at a time). TOP control arm main bolts left and right side. 21 MM. Loosed a bit and retorked to 98lbs. All sounds stopped.



    I also used MOOG on front sway bar bushings and end links and made a HUGE difference in handling and sound also. But loose upper control arms were my main issue.
     

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