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strange clunk

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sparky, May 4, 2001.

  1. Sparky

    Sparky 1/2 ton status

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    When I turn the wheel fast, I feel and hear a clunking noise at my feet. It feels like something is loose down there. The same thing happens whenver I hit a bump that cause the truck to shift a little. My passengers tell me they feel the same thing on that side. Does this sound like something to do with loose steering (ball joints) or maybe a body mounts? By the way, my frame is not cracked at the steering box. Thanks in advance.

    Sparky

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  2. dyeager535

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    just diagnosed and fixed my "turn, clunk, bump, clunk" noise...it was a loose body mount bolt, the one under the passenger side front of the cab.

    Also, checking the frame around the steering box for cracks, and bad balljoints as well could be a cause.

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  3. ScoobyDann

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    Also check the spring plate bolts, and steering box. The last time i heard the clunk on mine it was the spring plate bolts were lose

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  4. CV202

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    Sounds like a balljoint or loose wheel bearings. Jack it up and have a buddy move the wheel about while you eyeball the steering/suspension stuff and see what moves about. All else fails, wind the grease to her. [​IMG]

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    Loose wheel bearings were causting this to happen to mine.. When I added my lift kit.. I tightened everything up and no more clunks.. I was pretty shocked how loose the wheel bearing nut's were on each side.. thank god for retaining rings.

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