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I have 1980 Ford F-150 pickup truck.When i hit any kind of a bump i hear a clunk on the front of the truck on the drivers side.If i go over railroad tracks it makes same noise several times.Any ideas? Paul

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    bulldogchief May 11, 2010

    Tie rod ends, pittman arms, ball joints, blown shocks, worn out struts...any of these will cause the clunk you hear.

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Upper ball joint or lower ball joint jack up the truck on that side and have the tire a half inch off the ground, use a tire iron to see if it moves up or down if it does do the same thing but look on the inside and see if you see movement on the ball joints, if any you will need to replace then if none try pushing on the top of the tire if it wiggles back and forth then its the wheel bearing loose you will have to tighten it and repace the bearings. also do you have a single axle or duel axle? if it's a duel check the rubber bushings on the stablizer control arms to the frame if the bushings move when you shove on the wheel and pull on it then the bushings need to be replaced. You may have loose steering componets as well. witht he wheel jacked up you will be able to tell right away. anything moving when you push or pull on the wheel iss not supposed to move.

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A loose shock mount or worn suspension rubber bushings.

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