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1997 Ford F-150 Question: Bump Noise in Rear.



kecloud, 5.4L V8, Kansas City, KS, December 27, 2010, 11:55

My 1997 F-150 271,500 mi.ment condition, makes a bump noise in the rear when turning right or left from level pavement onto a sudden hill at 5 mile an hour. Note: This winter I'm carrying 480 lbs. of sandbags. I never heard this sound last year. What should a technition be looking for when inspecting.

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    Superbob December 30, 2010, 20:58

    I'd look to see if the suspension is hitting the stops because of maybe a weak springs or soft shocks, you are carrying enough weight to do that if the springs or shocks aren't good..

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    kecloud, March 01, 2012, 12:06

    You are probably right. We had a mild winter and I haven't heard a noise without sandbags. Thanks.

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    F-150XLT February 29, 2012, 11:19

    Super Mario Bros agree with super Bob, Might be weak or broken spring, but most likely need new shocks!

    Super Mario Bros.

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