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Creaky front suspension

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by wareagle1, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Oct 17, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    wareagle1

    wareagle1 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've got a 05 access cab 4x4 with around 150k miles on it. Bought it used, and from day one, there has been a creaking noise coming from somewhere in the front suspension. Going over bumps, accelerating, slowing down, it creaks and ticks all the time. I can't isolate it when the truck is not moving, like pushing on the bumper or side to side, and I can't check it while driving (of course). Any ideas what this could be?
     
  2. Oct 17, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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  3. Oct 17, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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    ball joints? :notsure:
     
  4. Oct 17, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    with that year and with those miles it could be a laundry list of things.

    UCA Ball joints
    LCA Ball joints
    Tie rods
    LCA bushings
    UCA bushings
    Lower shock mount bushings
    Wheel bearings
    and the list goes on.

    I would suggest spraying one part per day with some wd-40 to isolate the noise. do the same part on both sides. if it stops you found it.

    silly question but does it make this noise when it's been raining out or does it stop?

    visually check your bushings, ball joint boots, tie rod boots, and everything for excessive grease spewage and torn boots
     
  5. Oct 18, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    Thanks for the tips. I'll give that a try and see if it helps. One other question, I know about the grease fittings on the driveshaft, are there any others in the suspension? I looked and all I can see are sealed.
     
  6. Oct 19, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    Try laying down under the truck while someone else presses down on the bumper or fender. Maybe you will be able to hear exactly where its coming from or feel for some vibration with your hands.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    Same noise, I have change the lower control arms, ball joints, every part was check, stil no luck, has some one ever fine the problem and solve
     
  8. Nov 24, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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    Bumper mounts. Was waxing the front bumper when i found it. Gonna solve with new plate bumper.
     
  9. Jul 30, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    Wait no way??? So its the aluminum bumper that was making the noise? I thought it was my lower control arm I sure hope mine is the same
     
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