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Clunking in front end

I have an '06 Overland with 75k miles, the OME MD lift and 285 BFG A/T's...
There's is a very annoying clunk that I'm trying to pinpoint. I had thought it was the drivers side inner tie rod after having a friend move the steering wheel back & forth and me feeling/hearing the clunk the most when having my hand on the inner tie rod boot. Yeaterday I installed brand new Moog inner AND outer tie rods on BOTH sides of the truck (might as well just do all of them) and it was to no avail...The clunk is still there!

What I'm getting exactly is a pretty good clunk/bang on abrupt bumps/potholes as well as a good shimmy and pulsing in my steering wheel during medium to heavy braking. When braking like that I can actually almost hear the pulsing as well.

Everything in the front end is original besides the obvious OME parts and inner & outer tie rods I just installed and all the front diff bushings I installed a few months ago.

I did also notice that my drivers side strut fork to LCA bushing seems a little worn and sagging in that the strut fork looks like its sitting lower in the bushing and is not centered in the bushing and actually seems to be about 1/8"-1/4" away from actually touching the LCA itself. This could be causing my clunk, but I don't think it would explain the shimmy and pulsing in the steering wheel

Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:08 PM
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Re: Clunking in front end

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I have an '06 Overland with 75k miles, the OME MD lift and 285 BFG A/T's...
There's is a very annoying clunk that I'm trying to pinpoint. I had thought it was the drivers side inner tie rod after having a friend move the steering wheel back & forth and me feeling/hearing the clunk the most when having my hand on the inner tie rod boot. Yeaterday I installed brand new Moog inner AND outer tie rods on BOTH sides of the truck (might as well just do all of them) and it was to no avail...The clunk is still there!

What I'm getting exactly is a pretty good clunk/bang on abrupt bumps/potholes as well as a good shimmy and pulsing in my steering wheel during medium to heavy braking. When braking like that I can actually almost hear the pulsing as well.

Everything in the front end is original besides the obvious OME parts and inner & outer tie rods I just installed and all the front diff bushings I installed a few months ago.

I did also notice that my drivers side strut fork to LCA bushing seems a little worn and sagging in that the strut fork looks like its sitting lower in the bushing and is not centered in the bushing and actually seems to be about 1/8"-1/4" away from actually touching the LCA itself. This could be causing my clunk, but I don't think it would explain the shimmy and pulsing in the steering wheel

Anyone have any ideas?
I have an OME HD lift, found it was my right strut, replacing both
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Re: Clunking in front end

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I have an OME HD lift, found it was my right strut, replacing both
I didn't even think of that, how did you determine it was the strut?
Was it covered by OME at all?
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It's usually the center bolt on the top of the strut mount. Needs to be tightened more. Check that
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Re: Clunking in front end

Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I'm having the same issue, except my 06 is stock with no lift and brand new Bilstein struts/shocks all around. I will check the top strut mount boltm, but I doubt that is it, as it made this noise/feeling before and after the new struts.

Any other common where spots that could cause this?
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Prob the sway bar end links. Those or probably poop
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poop?
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Yes, shit shot, toast, bye bye, whatever you wanna call it! They are probably just worn out.
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Yes, shit shot, toast, bye bye, whatever you wanna call it! They are probably just worn out.
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Re: Clunking in front end

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Prob the sway bar end links. Those or probably poop
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Yes, shit shot, toast, bye bye, whatever you wanna call it! They are probably just worn out.
Gotcha. You originally said 'or probably poop' I couldn't figure out if the 'or' was the typo or the 'poop' was.

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