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Old 09-26-2011
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Default Popping nise in read end area

When the weight shifts as when we are going around a corner, I hear popping noise coming from the rear axel are. I have put in new pan hard bushings and the popping noise in the front went away but even with new bushings in the rear I am still hearing some popping noise. Any suggestions as to what it could be. I looked at the shock bushings they looked good,as well as the big control arms that are on either side od the bus under each axle appear to be good, from what I can see. We are leaving for a trip to kentuckey this week and the noise concerns me a little.
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I'd look closely at the shock mounts themselves. Look for cracks.
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Check the torque on the panhard bolts. Spec is something like 460lb/ft.
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check U joints and yoke on the rear
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Inside wheel could be cracked around inner nuts. Look where outer and inner wheel butt up against each other.
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Called the diesel shop and I'm going to run it out there tonight before we leave on Wed and have them look at it and see whats causing it. hopefully something simple. Will mention all the above items and see if they can figure it out.
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