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  1. #1
    Sr. Apprentice
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    Jan 2012
    Buffalo, NY

    Default Problem witth my ball joint... So I think

    I have a hugh question before I go to the mechanic.....

    Everytime I turn to the left (driver side) and now starting on the right (passager side) my truck seems to have a bumping sound coming from tire and I can feel it in the steering wheel also.. NOt sure what it is. I think its the ball joints going bad but I can be very wrong. I'm not really a mechanic. I am running a slightly larger tire 285/70r17 compared to the 265/70r17 but I haven't had any problems until now.

    Any idea's what it could be..

    I have an 06 GMC Sierra Ext. Cab 4x4 with a body lift and leveling kit.

    Thanks for the help.

  2. #2
    Jr. Mechanic bd1326's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
    Chardon, Ohio


    try this first, what your discribing sounds like the steering shaft, cheaper and easier to start here

    2005 Chevy Silverado 6.0 Vortec 4X4
    K&N Air Filter: Stock Replacement
    E3 Spark Plugs
    Magnaflow Single Exit Exhaust
    Rough Country Leveling Kit
    Skyjacker Add-a-Leaf
    Much More To Come

    "Understeer is hitting the wall with the front of your car. Oversteer is hitting it with the rear."
    - NASCAR driver "Fireball" Roberts.

  3. #3
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    Jan 2012
    Buffalo, NY


    Thanks for the help. Looked at what was posted and very informitive. Looks like that could be the problem.
    06 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext. Cab
    285/70/17 toyo open country AT's. TSC low profile tool box, Line-X BedLiner, Car-Well rubber underbody spray, Pro Comp Leveling Kit, 3in body lift, Sony double dash touch screen cd player, Airaide intake, Poweraid TBS. 20% front, windshield. 5% rear tints. 4x6 alpine and 6 1/2 Hertz audio in doors. (still sounds terrible) Chrome nerf bars (looking to sell) came with truck. BDS steering stabilizer

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