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94 Ford Turbo Dsl Front End

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by ECLC, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. ECLC

    ECLC Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I have a 94 Ford Turbo Dsl and a weird noise coming from the drivers side front end. Every time a drive into an incline or decline on the road I hear metal on metal, almost like a grinding noise. I had the upper/lower ball joints done along with new shocks put on a little over a year ago. Could it be time for replacing them again? I also had a sway bar put in last month and it didn't help the problem at all.
    The truck runs well on the highway and plowing, but as soon as I have to make a right and drive down a driveway, the drivers front end makes that awful grinding noise. My neighbor who has a 05-F350 said that my leaf springs might be bent...Could this be it? That would be an easy fix......Or should I be looking at u-joints? bad bearings somewhere?

    Any suggestions would be appreciated so that I can get the ball rolling
     
  2. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    f250 or f350 ??:confused:
     
  3. ECLC

    ECLC Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    My bad...that would help.....it's a 350
     
  4. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Try moving the 4wd shift lever. Mine has something funky going on in the front diff, When I shift into 4wd, it stops.

    Is it doing it with or without the hubs engaged?
     
  5. ECLC

    ECLC Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Dstosh, It does both with hubs locked in, and unlocked. It's frustrating because the truck runs fine on the road.....but like I said, as soon as drive into an incline or decline going in the road I hear this awful metal on metal sound. I only notice it going real slow into these turns....Just the drivers side only.... Would that be a faulty U joint or a bad bearing somewhere?
     
  6. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    What about your brakes? Are they good, maybe it is the wear indicators. It could also be a bad wheel berring or something, Take the drivers side wheel off and see what is up.
     
  7. ECLC

    ECLC Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Yeah I don't know Dstosh....the truck goes in for a scheduled service next week and I'll take it from there. I'll take the mechanic with me for a road test so that I can solve this problem. Thanks for the suggestions!