So its time for me to finally go back through my truck after a few months of Post Lift driving.
-Terrible Pop noise from front end. Did this before lift, but slowly getting worse. Starting to scare me. Does this while: braking, turning, reverse after stopping, going over bumps. Any combination. I do not think its brake pads. Way too loud.
-Typical steering "wander" when driving on the highway
-Really bad creaking up front after my last Tahoe trip. When front suspension is compressed while braking
- Get some Light Racing or Total Chaos UCAs for the wander
- Lower Ball Joints if I determine somehow that mine are currently bad. Advice on this?
- Wash then lube anything i can think of up front for the creaking. Thoughts on this? Sway bar?
When I get the UCAs and have my front end realigned, I have noticed people request certain numbers for their alignment. How is this determined, or what do I need to know to tell them before I get it done?
Best way to check your lower ball joints? What else would make a really loud POP noise? Iv read about the brake pads, i dont think that is it. I will check my LCA bolts, but it did this before and after the lift and first alignment, they should have tightened them if they were loose!
Thanks for taking a read!
Also, I bought the truck with 64k miles. I'm at 70k now. I don't drive it hard, but not sure about the previous owner.
The other weekend after a very snowy 60 miles on highway 50.