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Super Duty front End Rattles

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by DCS MN, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. DCS MN

    DCS MN Senior Member
    Messages: 169

    I have a 02 and 04 Super Duty, one has 99xxx and the other has 124xxx. On both of them there is a rattle that my local shop can figure out. I think it is in the leaf spring because I can feel it in the floor. It really happens alot on pot holes and large bumps.

    Please help:confused:
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Bushings for the stabilizer bar?
  3. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    sway bar links
  4. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    LOL just ask Stroker79 about the rattle he has been chasing for years... A basically whole new front end and hes still got the rattle.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Sway Bar Bushings.
  6. drp

    drp Senior Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 170

    end links, mine our done again
  7. mtk469

    mtk469 Member
    Messages: 57

    My 99 had a rattle that sounds similar to yours. I changed the sway bar links and bushings and made sure everything was all good and tight. Sound went away and hsn't come back yet.
    JUst a thought.
  8. veggin psd

    veggin psd Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    The same thing I was gonna say!
  9. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Did any one mention sway bar bushings:blush2:
  10. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I was just about to mention those. Oh what the heck..possibly sway bar bushings?
  11. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

    Muffler bearing rubbing on the canooter valve.
  12. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Yeah I have the same issue. I did the bushings and links. Twice. I did the energy susp ones first. And I later changed out ti brand new oem links and bushings. I also had new spring packs installed. But it wasn't that. I have tried changing out the main hub units in each side TWICE and yes the $400 a peice hubs. I have changed out all the seals and bushings and outer lockout hubs. I have changed the axle joints and the ball joints, all of them. But you described the same noise and feel I have however I can feel it on any bump. Oh I also changed the steering gear box, the track bar and all the steering links. Pluse the outer axle shafts. I am getting ready to drop it off at a pretty reputable shop and hope they can find and fix the issue. The 99 ford I'm selling is tight and drives perfect with no rattles and has 200k on it. Very frustrating. I feel your pain. Oh yeah I replaced the shocks too.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2010
  13. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    ....Sway bar bushings / links.
    I did mine with an Energy Suspensions kit. Both front bar bushings and both sides of link bushings, $32. Plus my *free* labor.
    Oh, and they're red now!!!! ooooohhhhhhhhh
  14. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    Giggle pin or muffler bearing.

    Actually what everyone else is saying....sway bar bushings.
  15. OH350Crew

    OH350Crew Junior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 25

    ditto to what the rest said
  16. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Mine was loose front bumper bolts. Drove me nuts for months. Amazing that the sound carried that far but it did...
  17. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    I sure hope it's swaybar bushings for the op because wouldn't hope my issue on my worst enemy. And my
    front bumper is nice and tight.