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1998 K 3500 drivers side rattle noise

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by jeepxj, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. jeepxj

    jeepxj Member
    from co
    Messages: 84

    I thought I would just throw this out there and see if anyone had any ideas. I have a 98 1 ton that rattles when I hit a but in the road manhole cover etc. It's on the drivers side. I can feel the rattle shifting noise. I looked at tie rods and they seem tight. Shocks have no leak and don't seem to be bad. I'm guessing either ball joints or hub/bearing??? Any ideas? This is driving me crazy not being able to figure this out.
  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,783

    My 96 does the same thing, I'll just troll in to see what's up!!!
  3. EricD701

    EricD701 Senior Member
    Messages: 150

    check the bolt for the sway bar
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Front end should be easy to rule out. Just do a normal ball joint/tie rod check. Could be body mounts too.
  5. bgingras

    bgingras Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    check the bolts and sleeves on your calipers, I have one rattling at the moment. To cold to climb under and fix. Sounded like a ball joint or tie rod, metal on metal rattle and thump, but went away if I applied the brakes.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Ball joint, tie rods, swaybar endlink, shock, or torsion bar mount "bushing". That's all i can think of I doubt it's a hub bearing if it were that loose you would know it.