2018 Power Wagon Front end noise

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  1. 22hemi13

    22hemi13 Senior Member Military

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    Mine “2500 hd” had a clunk after I got thuren suspension on. It was 100% the track bar not fully tq’d. I can imagine even if they didn’t tq the stock one right it would make the noise too. First place I’d check if it was me. And we’re talking tq not impact tight. That’s how they installed it and it was noisy. Went and rented a tq wrench and I did it properly. Noise gone.
     
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    Thanks for your info, the dealership can hear it but does not know what is causing it. I wonder if it is only PW-centric or does it affect all HD trucks 4 WD or 2 WD? I will keep looking...
     
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    Did they check the torque on the track bar bolts?
     
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    Hello Hydraplane,

    Keep us updated on your dealer visit. If we can be of any assistance, send us a direct message. We'd be glad to help.

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    truck was at the dealer yesterday, and FINALLY they replicated the noise by accident when doing my oil change.

    removed front track bar, brushed the bracket, and reinstalled as tight as possible.

    i have not yet been able to replicate it, but the only thing they did different from my first retorque, was wire brush the bracket.

    Ill be flabbergasted if it is the Trackbar frame mount, but more-so, if its just the trackbar itself.
    the frame mount side has witness marks from moving around, but the hole is perfectly round.

    my concern is if it will just return with more aggressive driving and heavy use.
     
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    Lol damn dealers. They still didn’t tq it. Just tight my tight and just tight somebody else’s tight is different. I’d go rent a tq wrench and tq it. Once I tqd mine it hasn’t made a peep since.

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    yea but i have re torqued it prior with a quality wrench... and it didnt work
     
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    Damn. Hopefully dealer can get it fixed. Think they’d throw a track bar at it. It’s cheap really
     
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    OK, looking at my track bar bolts, looks like the dealer checked them at my last visit, i saw fresh tool marks on the bolt heads. using the pasted info above from thurenfabrication.com, I found the bolt heads on my track bar to be 27mm, a 1-1/16" fit real snug. My torque wrench tops out at 150 ft lb so I tried that first, no movement, then I used a bar and put over 200 on it, no movement. Looked around for obvious signs of rubbing and none found. Went out on a red clay sand road and found the following... In 2 wd with the body tweaked a bit it will make "the noise" with a little throttle applied, rears spinning. 4 wd lo, flat and level in tight turns walking speed will produce it best. sounds like a rubbing grunt of sorts, not the tire type of sound, cyclic, loud to soft about the same speed as the tires/ axles. tried axles locked and sway bar disconnected, no effect. I have yet to jack it up and try it unloaded, but that will likely be next. I also noticed the steering recall had been accomplished by welding the lock nuts to the adjustment sleeve on the drag link. How am I to adjust steering wheel position now? anyhow the saga continues... and I appreciate all suggestions.
     
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    could you say it sounds like a continuous clicking? or is it occasional loud clunk that surprises you and then is silent again?
     

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