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Thread: Bad Shocks?

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    Default Bad Shocks?

    I just recently had my intermediate steering shaft replaced to fix the common steering "clunk". It fixed that clunking I was feeling and hearing in the steering, but I'm noticing something else now. It sounds like more of a rattling than a clunking, and kind of sounds like it may be in the front suspension. On top of that, when I drive over a sharp bump going highway speeds, the truck has a slight shake to it. It's nothing dangerous, but enough to shake you up and down a bit. The truck has 60K miles on it, and I'm pretty sure it's still on stock shocks (I haven't crawled underneath to check anything out yet ). Should I go for new shocks? I'm still under my initial bumper to bumper warranty (not for much longer) so I can probably get the dealership to swap em out for free. I just thought I would post on here to see what yall think. Thanks!!
    Matt
    Hallsville, TX

    2005 Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 5.3L 2WD
    K&N FIPK II
    Magnaflow Exhaust
    Hypertech Max Energy Programmer
    Suspension Leveling Kit
    Putco Element Window Visors
    Carriage Works Billet Grille
    TruXedo TruXport Tonneau Cover


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    Climb under the truck and check out a few items:
    Shocks, shock mounts, and bushings.
    and
    Swaybar, mounts, and bushings.

    The dealer more than likely wont replace the shocks because theyre a wear item same for the swaybar mounts if theyre the problem.
    If they are the problem you should be able to find a decent replacement set for under $150 and replace them in under two hours.

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    That's probably true. Didn't think about the shocks being a wear item. I'll have to crawl under there and check things out. Thanks for the tips!
    Matt
    Hallsville, TX

    2005 Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 5.3L 2WD
    K&N FIPK II
    Magnaflow Exhaust
    Hypertech Max Energy Programmer
    Suspension Leveling Kit
    Putco Element Window Visors
    Carriage Works Billet Grille
    TruXedo TruXport Tonneau Cover


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