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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-07-2019, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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steering shaft knocking sound and feel

I have a thump sound you can feel in the steering wheel when I go over small bumps at slow speeds. I thought it was a loose shock or something but I have checked the torque on every bolt under the front end. I see lots of post about the steering shaft making a knocking sound on third gens but wonder if anyone has had it on a 4th gen. Truck had 70 k on it. I can grab the shaft and move it up and down and get a thump out of it, but I dont know if this is my actual problem .. Just dont know why it would do this going slow over small bumps or if Im missing something else.

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How's the track bar? How many miles on it?
They can look good and be bad.. also they require a ton of torque to tighten correctly

The bolts on the bottom shock mounts require a decent amount of torque, if not really cranked down they will allow the shock to move and it will make a knocking sound, common problem when people replace the front shocks and don't really crank down the lower mounting bolt enough.

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I’m remembering reading a thread on this not too mint ago here. The result was just to tighten up the bolt that connects the steering shaft to the gear box.

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