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Front end clanking

When hitting bumps on dirt road loud clanking sounds come from the front end area

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    dlhuskey Mar 24, 2014

    Jack the truck up and see how much movement you have in the wheel. Grab hold of tire with 2 hands and try to move from front to back and side to side. You will be able to tell easily if its the ball joints.

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SOURCE: loud squeaking

sounds like the lower ball joint is making noise.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Loud squeaking noise from front end wheel or axle area.

It can be from both the struts and any piece of frame or body that has a rubber mount.(most likely struts and A arms making the noise)


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Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Creaking Noise in Front Axel when going over speed bumps/dips in road

My grandfather has a 97 Ford Crown Vic that used to do the same thing. He had the front end greased when he got an oil change and that solved the problem. So thats probably all you need.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: the front end and steering wheel shakes when i hit a hole or bump

This usually indicates a problem with the suspension components. Check for play in front end suspension, 1st thing I would check would be the steering damper, it's often overlooked, and could be the cause. If that checks out ok, jack up and check for play in wheels, which could be caused by worn ball joints, tie rod ends, wheel bearings. A lot of possibilities, generally play in any components can trigger the shaking you're experiencing when hitting a pot hole or bump. Good luck!

Posted on May 09, 2009

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SOURCE: creaking noise in front end 1997 explorer

I had the same problem. It would squeak kinda bad when I pull in my driveway. My cv boots were good. I found the ball joints were getting wore out, as well as the shocks were over 10 yrs old. I replaced the ball joints and shocks. I know my squeaks stopped, I personally believe it was the shocks that fixed my squeaking.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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