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Old 01-27-2011, 08:02 PM
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Ratcheting sound when I turn???

Okay do I just need some grease? My 1980 truck makes a loud machine gun sound when I turn. What different things can it be?
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Get the front wheels off of the ground and shake the tires up and down and side to side to see if you find any play.
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I had a problem similar in a '76 Blazer, it was the front hubs (auto hubs). Changed them to manual locking hubs, problem solved. The ratcheting sound was on sweeping turns, not always a hard right or left turn.
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Ya that sounds about the same but its a 2WD 1/2 ton so I don't know if manual hubs would do it or that its possible??
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I'm talking about four wheel drive, locking front hubs...you don't have 'em...
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Ya its 2WD so no go on that option.
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Okay do I just need some grease? My 1980 truck makes a loud machine gun sound when I turn. What different things can it be?
Are the lug nut's tight?
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Easy fix, its just the fan shroud ....
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Easy fix, its just the fan shroud ....
Might want to check/replace those motor mounts.
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Yeah I definatley will be doing that asap haha.
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