Author Topic: Clunk when hitting bumps after new wheels and alignment  (Read 2377 times)

Offline juancano

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Re: Clunk when hitting bumps after new wheels and alignment
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2024, 11:00:10 AM »
Update: I took it to the most reputable suspension shop in the area, Palmer Springs. They did a bunch of work on the front, new driver upper control arm, outer tie rods pass side, new bushings etc. The clunking has subsided for the most part but it iis still there. Sometimes I hear it when I brake or start suddenly or back out. Maybe it's just because is an old truck and that's how it is?

They also suggested replacing the rear leaf springs, bushings and the hardware to hold it all. Saving $$$ to do that myself.

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Re: Clunk when hitting bumps after new wheels and alignment
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2024, 05:17:37 PM »
Sounds like they missed the mark
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Re: Clunk when hitting bumps after new wheels and alignment
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2024, 05:32:40 PM »
Quick oft-overlook guess?  Check the leaf spring centering bolt.
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