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Thumping noise coming from the front end

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I am experiencing a sort of thumping noise that appears to be coming from the right front of my 2002 PSD. This noise only occurs when I am going over a bump, and it sounds as if something may be loose. I have crawled underneath and checked every nut and bolt and have not discovered anything not perfectly tight. My next thought is to jack up the front and try and move the wheels up and down for any play. I bought my truck brand new off the showroom and have really taken care of it, so I'm wondering if anyone else has ever had this issue?
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Yup, that's what you need to do...jack up the front end. Wiggle tire with hands at 6/12 o'clock to check ball joints and wheel bearings for play...9/3 o'clock for tie rods, etc. Good chance you have a worn ball joint, in my experience.
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