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Thread: Bad Shocks?
04-19-2008, 09:19 AM #1
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
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04-19-2008, 09:39 AM #2
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Climb under the truck and check out a few items:
Shocks, shock mounts, and bushings.
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.
04-19-2008, 09:45 AM #3
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!
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