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#2382012 - 10/04/17 05:01 PM Re: trying to pin point a front end clunck [Re: mikemee1331]
GMP440 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/03
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Loc: Florida
Check the bolts that hold the steering column to the firewall.
For years I always had this front end clunk. Was not the shocks. Was not any of the suspension components.
One day I was working on the steering column to pull it back for removal
of the power steering gear. Went to loosen the bolts that hold the lower steering column plate to firewall and found some of the bolts were loose.
Tightened them and there was no more front end clunk.

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#2382146 - 10/04/17 09:28 PM Re: trying to pin point a front end clunck [Re: Andrewh]
Andrewh Offline
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Registered: 02/17/03
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since you can feel it in the steering it probably isn't driveline.
But can you try shifting from reverse to drive and see if you get any clunks?
It would either eliminate or point to the drive line/ motor mounts / trans mounts etc..

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#2382264 - 10/05/17 12:48 AM Re: trying to pin point a front end clunck [Re: John_Kunkel]
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Originally Posted By John_Kunkel
Originally Posted By mikemee1331
i also replace the original torsion bars with the next heavier (GTX) ones.


Did you grease the hex ends of the T-bars?


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#2382312 - 10/05/17 08:05 AM Re: trying to pin point a front end clunck [Re: Frankenduster]
mikemee1331 Offline
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Originally Posted By Frankenduster
Originally Posted By John_Kunkel
Originally Posted By mikemee1331
i also replace the original torsion bars with the next heavier (GTX) ones.


Did you grease the hex ends of the T-bars?





YIKES! i will, i will!!i just am not looking forward to sliding them back out!

Andrewh - the clunk is very definitely a suspension issue. just not looking forward to the task!

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#2382415 - 10/05/17 12:19 PM Re: trying to pin point a front end clunck [Re: mikemee1331]
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Have you got a hand grease gun with a needle tip. That might make it easier to get grease around the T bar end. You can get the tip at any parts store. It just plugs into the gun like a grease fitting.

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#2382434 - 10/05/17 12:47 PM Re: trying to pin point a front end clunck [Re: stumpy]
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If you do have to slide em out, restore the height to the same exact distance on both sides (not sure where the best reference point would be) so you dont alter your alignment (not sure how close it needs to be but I'd get it real close) but I would for sure try the needle, its cheap.
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#2383077 - 10/06/17 04:54 PM Re: trying to pin point a front end clunck [Re: mikemee1331]
dvw Offline
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Did you rock it as I suggested? With over 30 years as a dealer tech specializing in suspension I had many difficult noises to locate. The method mentioned found 95% of them.
Doug

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#2383083 - 10/06/17 05:07 PM Re: trying to pin point a front end clunck [Re: mikemee1331]
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Originally Posted By mikemee1331
i raised up the front via the torsion bars but now i have a clunk i didn't have when it was lower.


This changes the relationship of all the alignment components.

Lots of good advice above.

Look for signs of wear.
Should be easy with all new parts.
Tighten everything up, and get the new set-up properly aligned.
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#2383836 - 10/08/17 10:47 AM Re: trying to pin point a front end clunck [Re: dvw]
mikemee1331 Offline
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Registered: 04/07/10
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Loc: bethlehem pa
Originally Posted By dvw
Did you rock it as I suggested? With over 30 years as a dealer tech specializing in suspension I had many difficult noises to locate. The method mentioned found 95% of them.
Doug


i will be doing this first!

yes, tons of good advise here and i really appreciate every bit of it! i will update this when i get a chance to work on her. before i do anything i have to get the ride height, back and front, where i want it. the back is a little too high now that i put the 'extended reach' KYB's on there. i was hoping they would settle down some but no dice. i'll put those where they belong, on my sons Ram pickup and just go with the regular KYB's. that should work as i have the springs where i want them. then move to the front.

thanks again all!

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