Truck is originally from Texas and brought up to Buffalo New York, March 2011.
Undercarriage/suspension is in beautiful condition.
I seem to have a front end noise while pulling out/in of driveway/parking lots. I do not notice it when backing out. Anywhere where the 2 surfaces form a V makes the noise stand out. I DON'T really notice it when driving over bumps down the road.
I took the front wheels off and everything seems tight - Sway bar links, balljoints, etc. All bushings seem fine also including the struts.
Truck is Stock. Steering and handling also seems normal.
Any other advice on what to check ?
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Last edited by Jeremy102579; 12-05-2012 at 05:58 PM.
Check the struts again, specifically the lower mounts and bushings. Thats where a similar noise came from on mine. If you have recently sprayed undercoat, you wont see the powdery rust that clued me in to the problem area. The bushings were worn and distorted just enough for some metal to metal contact.
I think I'm having a similar noise. 2000 sr5 with 220000 miles, I have replaced all the shocks with 5100's. the noise only is heard when entering or exiting my driveway. Wheels are not at full lock, only slight turn. It happens when backing in or pulling out. Had a bad sway bar in front that was replaced. To the op, have you resolved the noise issue yet.
New shocks do not come with new strut caps. The cap is under presser while on the ground. Jack the truck up and take a pry bar and stick it between the outer cap and where the shock comes up thru the middle. It should move some but should not be free. They go bad around 8-10 years down the road or 100k+ miles. I can just drive it and tell so u might want to have ur local tec ck it out. The strut has to be taken apart to replace it. So u will prob have to have ur tec do it any way.
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