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post #1 of 12 Old 12-13-2006, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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Not exactly a steering problem..

Ok.. This has been going on for a little while.

Occasionally when I make a turn I hear something either banging or sliding.

Almost like something metal sliding loose inside a track or something but its a short travel and coming from the front somewhere. Only does it once, if I make a few more right turns and turn left again it does it again. Its very hard to repeat.

Nothing I can find is loose. It sounds like a bolt sliding for about an inch or two then stopping.

Just wanted some ideas on what it could be. I know noises can be impossible to diagnose online, but any ideas would help.

The only thing ive noticed with the drivers side is my wheel bearing is leaking some grease. Which I plan to replace both sides here after Christmas.


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post #2 of 12 Old 12-14-2006, 06:02 AM
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Rear track bar on the move ?? ive heard of it a few times

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post #3 of 12 Old 12-14-2006, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Coming from the front..

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post #4 of 12 Old 12-14-2006, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Nevermind.. Problem found..



How it got there, I dont know. But its been rattling around the frame rail

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post #5 of 12 Old 12-14-2006, 02:49 PM
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Hey what size is that? I am missing my 3/4" socket, 3/8" drive.

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Thats a tough find good one

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post #7 of 12 Old 12-14-2006, 02:57 PM
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Wow. That thing could have gone undiscovered for a long time. Good work!

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post #8 of 12 Old 12-14-2006, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Was a 15mm deep well socket..

Was not easy to get out, and doesnt look like any brand that ive owned. It was in the rail right before the transmission crossmember

Oh well.. No more rattling.

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post #9 of 12 Old 12-14-2006, 08:39 PM
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LOL you want to know what happened? Someone was taking off the upper control arm mount on the frame side and dropped it in... I did the same thing once... 15mm... dumb thing

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post #10 of 12 Old 12-14-2006, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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I changed the arm bushings this summer and pretty sure I didnt loose one.

Odd thing is the rattling started mabye 2 weeks ago.

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post #11 of 12 Old 12-14-2006, 10:09 PM
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Sounds like sabotage to me!.....

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post #12 of 12 Old 12-15-2006, 06:09 AM
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haha i got a 15 mm in mine to, i got it out but took alittle bit of time,

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