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Old 02-14-2008, 10:27 PM
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I know what the intermediate shaft noise sounds like and i got used to it. but, today a clunking noise is coming from theleft front tire area. it increases and decreases with speed. any one have suggestions? it does it intermittently and especially when i am turning to the right. And it is audible from the exterior of the vehicle too.

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Any codes?
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2 wd?..maybe a loose brake pad...see if it goes away when you ease on the brake..

loose shock...swaybar...
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Argon: maybe the grease in the intermediate shaft just recently settled at the bottom?
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the intermittent thing is odd...
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2 wd?..maybe a loose brake pad...see if it goes away when you ease on the brake..

loose shock...swaybar...
i was thinking that too. the noise does seem to go away under braking. i'll check it in the morning and let you know. I realize it is very hard to diagnose with out driving it and i thank you for your help so far.
I also thought the shock because it sounds the same as when i had a broken one on another car. but the question i have for you is would the truck still handle the same if it was broken?

also i have tire wear on the outside of my passenger front tire only maybe this will help in the diagnosis.

how should i check these parts out other than the obvious visual and shake it inspection?
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if it goes away braking,I imagine the caliper is loose or a pad is loose in the caliper.......i'd bet on a loose/gone caliper bolt
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:18 AM
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i am an unbeliveable dumbass!

I was taking off the tire to check the caliper and found that last time i took the tire off, i only tightened 2 of the 6 lugs. needless to say, the noise is gone now that they are tight again.

thanks for your help.
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That could have sucked a lot more...
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:24 AM
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Wow you are so luckythe tire didnt fall off
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