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Front end Rumble Simalar to worn Ball joint Noise

Just recently purchased a 1999 Ford f-250 super duty with 200 k on it. The only problem this truck has is and incredible front end rumble noise while driving on a bumpy road. Similar to the noise a severely worn ball joint makes.The ball joints were replace as well as all the seals in the front end as well as the center link assembly. Still the same noise. I do notice the passenger side universal joint appears to be loose and is very close to the lower ball joint nut but the universal joint is not worn.There is not a lot of play in the front wheels when on a lift. I have read a comment on wheel bearings but my noise sounds more like a loose worn out part than a rusty groaning one.

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  • dpenni9565 Feb 03, 2009

    It is a 4 wheel drive truck.

  • dpenni9565 Feb 03, 2009

    It happens when I go over a bump similar to a ball joint problem. I can
    feel it in on the floor of the truck. It almost fells like the whells
    are really loose. This truck has a plow. How ever it happens when the
    plow is not on and none of the hardware that remains on the truck when
    the plow is detached is loose.

  • Scott May 11, 2010

    We will need more info on when the problem occurs to diagnose your noise complaint. Is this a 4x4??



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This is going to sound craZy but i had the same problem . 5 different techs, still same problem. sounded like front end was coming through the floorboard. CHANGE ALL SWAY BAR BUSHINGS. QUIET AS A CHURCH MOUSE. GOOD LUCK

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The problem with your truck is your knuckle bearings. I just replaced them on a friends truck and it sounds like the same problem. Just look on the inside of the front hub close to where the front axel attaches to the hub. If the seal is gone you will have a ring inside the hub on the axel shaft.

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  • Thomas Kobs Feb 03, 2009

    If you check the inside of the wheel you should see what i am talking about. It kinda sounds like your tire is just wabbling on the rim. then it is going to be your knuckle bearings. Try jacking the truck up or put it on a lift and look on the inside of the knuckle. try to move the joint there in the knuckle. if it moves up snd down then your bearing is gone

  • Thomas Kobs Feb 04, 2009

    The knuckle bearing holds your axel in your hub. the grinding of worn out parts it the housing on the bearing spinning around on your hub knuckle. when you hit a bump it sounds like the tire is going to fall off.



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