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Old 08-02-2016, 03:48 PM   #1
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Default NEED HELP! Bad Radius arm bushing and axle pivot bushings

Have a 1996 Ford F-150 2wd. What are the symptoms of bad or worn radius arm bushings and axle pivot bushings??? Thanks!!!
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Metal on metal squeaking, knocking, pulling to one side when you release the steering wheel, heavy thud when braking.
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Metal on metal squeaking, knocking, pulling to one side when you release the steering wheel, heavy thud when braking. .
would it make a clunking noise while turning?
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would it make a clunking noise while turning?
Yep, it's easy to see the bad bushing(s), look straight up while underneath and see if the thru bolt for the axle I beams where they attach to the cross member below the oil pan, when that bushing is gone, it will be offset from the bolt, the radius arms the same, they should be centered in the bracket, you can use a pry bar to check them for movement.
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