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I have a 250 SD 4X4 6.0 power stroke. Loud clunking noise in

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I have a 250 SD 4X4 6.0 power stroke.
Loud clunking noise in front end when hitting bumps, and the top of the front left tire leans inwards, the right side tire is fine.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 1 year ago.

Hello. The leaning inward of your tire is going to be the upper ball joint. The lower may be bad as well. The clunking sound in this case is most likely occuring as a result of the ball joint. Raise the front of the truck off the ground and shake the wheel from top to bottom and keep an eye on the ball joint and see if there is any movement. I am attaching an image. I have circled the ball joints.

Please let me know what you come up with. If you need it, I can provide the procedure to replace them.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gevs7ngl4nktckc/ball%20joint.jpg?dl=0

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
please send me the info as far as how to replace them. Thank you for your quick response
Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry for the delay. Our internet is down so I am limited to my phone until it's back up. As soon as it's back up I will definitely get those to you. Do you have a little time?

Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 1 year ago.

Ok. Here is the procedure for both the upper and lower ball joints. Again, sorry about the delay. we finally got our internet back up and running. If you need anything at all or have further questions, please feel free to ask. I am here to help.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uvyoa6elqahv926/upper.pdf?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rrv1koqrxjfj63e/lower.pdf?dl=0

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Expert:  AZTechBrian replied 1 year ago.

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