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Strange noise when plow is mounted

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by snowtire, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. snowtire

    snowtire Junior Member
    from NY NY
    Messages: 3

    Just picked up a Western "pro series" plow (8ft with ultra-mount).It's on a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4. The problem is when I'm either coming to a stop and slowing I'm hearing a sort of "popping" coming from under the truck.. It sounds like the front end somewhere..it also happens when I'm leaving a stop sign or light..as I get up to speed,the sound goes away.
    When I take the plow off,the sound is gone...I'm thinking u-joints??
    any thoughts??
  2. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,577

    is it worse when turning? U joints or front axle joints are common on the truck