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Unread 07-05-2006, 01:38 PM   #1
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Rear shock problem

Ok ever sence my lift, i can hear a sound when i hit a bump. The rear right shock sounds like there is play in the mounts.

For example, take your let hand and hold it about an inch above your right fist, Move your right fist up quickly, and you hear a smack when they connect AND THEN both hands move together. But if you take a large eraser and place it between your palm and fist, as soon as you move your right hand, the left lifts up with it. Understand?

Im just trying to best explain what the sound is. Or seem like it. I'v wrenched on the shocks as hard as i can to no avail. There not moving, no shimmy or shake. So any ideas would be great?

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Unread 07-05-2006, 01:44 PM   #2
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You may be missing a bushing that goes inside the rubber at the ends of your shocks. You wouldn't feel the slack when moving by hand but may notice when driving.
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Unread 07-05-2006, 06:03 PM   #3
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Check your sway bar ends where they hook up to the links going to the frame. I have a rattle in mine and it is from the sway bar.
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