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Do you feel your suspension load/unload at a light?

Discussion in 'Steering, Suspension and Wheels' started by Ozzie, May 18, 2008.

  1. Ozzie

    Ozzie Snow looming...run!! Moderator

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    Truck in sig...I feel this more often than not when pulling up to a stop or starting again. It feels like the read end of the truck moves or loads/unloads a bit as if it's trying to adjust to the stop and go...

    Is this normal? Is this the torque I'm feeling? I didn't have this with the gasser...
     
  2. rtquig

    rtquig New Member

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    I notice the same thing. Seems worse in the warm weather.
     
  3. srode

    srode Too many toys

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    Nope, don't notice anything like that really
     
  4. Chromer

    Chromer Ain't no Recruit

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    THat used to be a BIG problem on late '90's Fords. Problem was driveshaft spline binding up and not sliding smoothly as suspension moves up and down. The fix was to pack the splines with this funky blue teflon grease, and it worked.

    If you don't think what you are feeling is normal, try pulling the d/s and cleaning, then packing the splines. If you can find a teflon based thick grease, that would be ideal
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2008
  5. Pipepro

    Pipepro McMuddy

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    I agree with Chromer.

    Mine felt like the whole rear end was trying to shift back and forth under the truck, only at a stop or start. Pull the driveshaft and lube it real well. I do mine every other oil change now. No more clunk.
     
  6. saratoga

    saratoga Unpaid Help Staff Member Moderator

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    If you get a clunk when you start/stop moving, then the driveshaft spline lube will definitely take care of it.
     
  7. Ozzie

    Ozzie Snow looming...run!! Moderator

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    Nice...not that it needs attention, but that I have and idea what is going on.
    I was trying to figure out if this was normal, and it didn't feel like it.

    Looks like I'll be getting my all fluids switched to synthetic soon, so this will be added to the list.

    You guys are the best...:smilewinkgrin:

    ...BTW...any chance of me hurting anything in the meantime? I do pull a good sized RV trailer and it feels odd starting out. That's what prompted the thread as I noticed it feels worse with a load.
     

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