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crazybushcreature
12-05-2013, 09:46 PM
So lately when I apply my brakes or let off the brake I get this thud or knock sound on driverside front. .once in a while it does it when I hit a bump too. And also when I hit the brakes it pulls to the left but only pulls when brakes are applied. What could be causing all this. I would rather not have to take this to someone. If I can fixit myself would be best.funds are limited. I was feeling around to see if there was something loose but came up empty handed. Any suggestions much aopreciated thank you.

toyon35s
12-05-2013, 10:47 PM
A arm bushings are shot , my Yukon was doing the same thing

crazybushcreature
12-05-2013, 10:57 PM
How hard are they to change? Something I can do myself?

Tinker
12-05-2013, 11:01 PM
Advice from the internet is worth exactly what you paid for it.....take the wheel off and get in there with a pry bar and your eyes and it should jump out at you. Idler? Ball joint? Wheel bearing? Missing caliper bolt the what ifs and maybes are endless really.

Happypants
12-05-2013, 11:05 PM
Advice from the internet is worth exactly what you paid for it.....

It's like gold, GOOOLD!! GOOOLD in them hills!!!

crazybushcreature
12-05-2013, 11:08 PM
I had tire off. Prying on things didnt find any bolts missing .

Happypants
12-05-2013, 11:10 PM
I've had sounds like that before, check ur caliper mounts and sway bar links,

crazybushcreature
12-05-2013, 11:37 PM
Just replaced sway bar links and swaybar bushings

toyon35s
12-06-2013, 12:21 AM
Jack it up and with the tire on trun the tire by hand like it's steering and if it's the a arm bushing then you'll see the a arm moving

crazybushcreature
12-06-2013, 12:26 AM
Ok iwill try that. What would cause it to pull to the left when brakes are applied?

toyon35s
12-06-2013, 03:52 AM
Did to my truck , made vibrations threw the steering wheel also

crazybushcreature
12-06-2013, 08:37 AM
Ya I feel the vibrations in the steering wheel

Chody
12-06-2013, 10:17 AM
warped rotor?

Burge
12-06-2013, 12:11 PM
troubleshooting online is like giving a hair cut over the phone. cody a warped rotor will make the steering shimmy. i would suspect the caliper it its pulling during an application in one direction..