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Intermittent passenger rear end clunking noise

The truck drives fine on normal road conditions but when you go over railroad tracks or pass over a speed bump or pot hole or anything of that nature, the rear passenger suspension sometimes makes a "thud" or clunking or a metal on metal sound while the front end does not. I have checked underneath the truck and everything seems fine and cannot duplicate the issue by jumping up and down on the bed of the truck. Any suggestions?

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Check for leaking rear shocks or a loose sway bar.

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SOURCE: thumping noise in front drivers side wheel and

Check your suspension bar and check your front strut assembly, jack up the side you here the noise on and pry against the tire to see if you have any movement between the strut housing and the frame, make sure the top strut nuts are tight, if they are next check tie rod ends to see if you have any play, next pull the wheel from the top and bottom to see if it's loose if it is watch while someone else wiggles the tire, you could have a tie rod loose or a king pin loose. Also it could be a wheel-bearing nut. Let me know what you find so I can tell you how to replace it.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

SOURCE: Front end noise

I have the same problem and it is the strut and maybe mounts (depending on how bad it is)

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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SOURCE: front suspension

it could be the sway bar bushings

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SOURCE: Pounding noise

not sure but sounds like strut tower bearings need attention

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SOURCE: Metallic "clunking" noise from right front end

sounds like the top plate for the strut is bad, i beleive you may be able to just replace the plate and not the whole strut ,

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