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Old September 24th, 2008, 12:17 AM
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Exclamation POP under my left foot when I hit the gas.

I get a POP under or in front of and under my left foot when I hit the gas. Just spent 2 hours tightening the suspension, drag, panhard, steering box, etc. and still popping.

What could it be?
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Old September 24th, 2008, 11:33 AM
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Might be radius arm bolts and/or bushings.
They make that pop/click when you weight shift the front end.
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Old September 24th, 2008, 08:56 PM
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Those are tight, real tight. Would fried bushings make more pop propensity?
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Old September 26th, 2008, 01:25 AM
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Tie rod ends?
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Old September 26th, 2008, 06:37 AM
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Pitman arm? Mine went somewhat similarily.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 09:08 AM
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I am getting the same thing from the right side, it just started doing it when I take off from a stop in first and then in second, it does not do it in higher gears.

I checked everything and the tie rod end on my drag link on the passenger side looks a bit worn but it does not look that bad. I will replace it anyway. I have a beefy after market drag link and can not remember which way that tie rod threads, does anybody remember?
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Old September 29th, 2008, 06:09 PM
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I had that pop for a while, it ended up being some of the front suspension parts needing to be tightened. It was really noticeable when I would brake. How are things in the rear, a arm ball joint? It is amazing at how noises etc can travel through these trucks. Im getting a popping noise when I go from forward to reverse, something in the driveline I think. My universal joints are new so maybe it is the splines on driveshaft or a hub/drive flange thats worn? How many miles on the truck?
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Old September 29th, 2008, 06:36 PM
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I had all of the steering ball joints replaced at 60K, so I think that's off the list.

Running Last Chance canyon this weekend, it also makes the same pop when the left front wheel comes down from being compressed over a lump and the power is on. Hmmmmmmm.
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loose shock bolt or tower? Or arm
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Time to jack both front wheels off the ground and start pulling on some suspension pieces. Exercise caution of course.
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I am getting the same thing from the right side, it just started doing it when I take off from a stop in first and then in second, it does not do it in higher gears.

I checked everything and the tie rod end on my drag link on the passenger side looks a bit worn but it does not look that bad. I will replace it anyway. I have a beefy after market drag link and can not remember which way that tie rod threads, does anybody remember?
I wrote drag link but was actually refering to the track rod. I have determined that some of the noise is coming from the track rod end on the passenger side and some is from my spare tire carrier moving on acceleration and deceleration.
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My truck has done this for years, I ignore it. However, when I did care and tried tirelessly to find what it could be I did the following.

turn the wheel lock to lock. If it pops then, not in the rear end of the truck. Try this on a hill, facing up and down sideways and on flat ground. Sometimes the weight shift will intensify the problem making it easier to figure out. For me, my panhard rod made a large bang when I tried this sideways on a hill, replaced the joints, noise stopped for about 2K miles, then came back. I retired after that.
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