freetown fred wrote:I could be wrong, but me thinks if any awards were given for spamming, I'd have to vote for this "williamjams" . People with OCD can function in the cyber world. .. ..
I know, right? 19 posts of all spam & nothing but the spam. This calls for a cyber flogging!
Rainin' like a bastard here, wind blowing, leaves tearing off the trees & covering the lawn. driveway, street, & roofs. Good day to catch up on projects in the barn ...namely my brother's motorcycle.
mozz wrote:Have a noise in the front end of the Ranger.
Usually a "clunk" of any sort in the front end these days is bad ball joints. Half of them aren't greaseable anymore, and metal strength has taken a back seat to cost cutting measures.
They wear out MUCH faster than they used to decades ago. To check for that is really simple - just jack the truck up by the lower control arm, as close to the wheel as possible. Then grab a pry bar and lift up under the wheel - you'll feel movement if the ball joint is bad. IF it's real bad you'll feel it by hand at 12 & 6 - no pry bar needed. Grab the wheel at 9 & 3 to check your tie-rods, then at 2 & 8 to check bearings. Takes 5 minutes to do both sides.