car repairs


Question by  Mary49 (29)

What is the typical clunk noise in the front suspension of a 2003 Ford F250?

I am hearing a very funny noise in my truck.


Answer by  Advizor (230)

If it's a 4x4 the most typical noise is one of the air locking hubs may not be unlocking. This could be caused by a vacuum leak or bad solinoid.


Answer by  princess88 (166)

Your tie rods may need to be replaced, that is a very common thing with clunking noises at the time of braking. I do Recommend a alignment check, They will tell you if they need to be replaced. though the car will need to be aligned afterwards. Otherwise you can really mess you your tires if you wait too long


Answer by  sdblack99 (329)

CV boots. These dust boots wear over time and are easily fixed. You or your mechanic check the black dust boots on the axle shafts leading form the transfer case to the hub of the wheel. If the boots are cracked or torn you need new ones (typically not too expensive).


Answer by  JCW (233)

You need to examine the Ball joints, tie rods and ends, or if it is 4WD, the transfer case and CV Joints/knuckles.


Answer by  kennethjgoodson (4903)

It sounds like you are having a tie rod end issue. It could also be a bad bushing or even the rack and pinion. It can even be the bearings going on you. Take the wheels off and find out what is loose.


Answer by  Atomicrayon (2504)

Most noises that would be described as "clunking" i would say are atypical of either a weak suspension (Most Likely) or perhaps even a loose part on your frame or innards of your car. Most likely the suspension is just shot, not a serious problem, but it will make annoying noises.

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