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Old 11-01-2018, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by leckbandg View Post
I had what I think as a similar noise , turned out that when I turned the wheel the outside corner of the tire would catch just enough mud flap to to make a clunk type of sound , an easy fix ,had to laugh at myself because of all the worse case scenarios I had imagined . Stock 20 hankook tires and Weathertech mud flaps
Definitely not the issue here. No mud flaps, and it also happens going in a straight line when coming to a stop, when navigating parking lots at low speeds, etc.
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Old 11-01-2018, 08:30 AM
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Definitely not the issue here. No mud flaps, and it also happens going in a straight line when coming to a stop, when navigating parking lots at low speeds, etc.
when was the last time your front suspension was looked at or replaced?
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Originally Posted by LariatDude View Post

when was the last time your front suspension was looked at or replaced?
Never replaced, truck has 38k and has been lifted with procomp 6" suspension lift since about 1k. I had it in the show a few weeks ago and they had no clue what it could be. The craziest part is that it goes and comes. When its wet out and raining, it will make the noise. The next day if its dry it will make it a few times they go away completely until it rains again. It's going in the shop again Monday so I hope they can find something. Also got the dreaded IWE grinding, and I replaced the check valve and it didn't resolve it so its most likely the IWE itself making causing the grinding. Unrelated issue though, The popping was happening long before the IWE started acting up.
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Hmmm do you feel it in the steering wheel/column? Could be binding. Otherwise Iím thinking itís a ball joint somewhere
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Originally Posted by LariatDude View Post
Hmmm do you feel it in the steering wheel/column? Could be binding. Otherwise Iím thinking itís a ball joint somewhere
No you can't feel it, just hear it. ball joints were good per the shop I had it at. Here is a video of the exact same noise mine makes....again the weird thing is it only does it during/after rain, then it stops a day or 2 later completely.

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Have you viewed this thread bigfoot675 ? https://www.f150forum.com/f38/poppin...r-lift-265714/

Per that thread, I'd be checking the lower control arm and steering bump stop.

This thread below, the guys lower control arm bolt was not tightened correctly in the right position (See his pics). After he loosened it, moved the bolt over, and re tightened it, the popping noise was gone.

https://www.f150forum.com/f118/poppi...nt-end-337657/

Using the search function on this site, many threads about popping noises. To me you need (or the shop) needs to recheck all the bolts on all the suspension components and ensure nothing is slightly misaligned. Most I've seen had to do with the control arms or struts.

One more thing I saw in a GM thread, "Check and see if the tabs on your front lower a-arms look like the spindle has been in contact with them. Mine have and I think that when you crank on the wheel in payvement since the rig is levelish, I think the spindle is riding up on these and when you hear the pop it is coming off the tab."

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Originally Posted by bcb97 View Post
Have you viewed this thread bigfoot675 ? https://www.f150forum.com/f38/poppin...r-lift-265714/

Per that thread, I'd be checking the lower control arm and steering bump stop.

This thread below, the guys lower control arm bolt was not tightened correctly in the right position (See his pics). After he loosened it, moved the bolt over, and re tightened it, the popping noise was gone.

https://www.f150forum.com/f118/poppi...nt-end-337657/

Using the search function on this site, many threads about popping noises. To me you need (or the shop) needs to recheck all the bolts on all the suspension components and ensure nothing is slightly misaligned. Most I've seen had to do with the control arms or struts.

One more thing I saw in a GM thread, "Check and see if the tabs on your front lower a-arms look like the spindle has been in contact with them. Mine have and I think that when you crank on the wheel in payvement since the rig is levelish, I think the spindle is riding up on these and when you hear the pop it is coming off the tab."
Appreciate all the responses! I've done a ton of searching. I was debating starting a thread but I thought I would post in this one which didn't have an answer yet. But yeah, my next step is to have them torque all the components to make sure everything is tight. I can get to some of them myself and will probably try to this weekend if the weather cooperates. The fact that it happens going in a straight line coming to a stop tells me nothing is rubbing. I've looked over everything I can think of to rule out rubbing as well and can't see anything. This was a non issue for thousands and thousands of miles, it recently popped up, which tells me something is wearing our or loose, my best guess. Will keep you guys updated! Thanks again!!!

edit: I'm going to torque the LCA bolts tonight when I get home from class around 9. We have more rain coming tomorrow so this will be my best chance to see if that could be it. Still baffled by the fact this only happens when the underside gets wet.

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Old 02-09-2019, 03:54 AM
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Did you ever get this fixed? I have a 17 crew cab factory everything that's making this exact noise. 3 dealers later and no resolution, I'm kind of at my wits end.
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That's what bad ball joints sound like, but the truck is to new for that.

Check your power steering fluid. If very low it can make this sound.
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