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Yesterday I noticed a knocking sound when I turned right or hit a bump. Turning left was perfectly fine. The sound started about half way through a ~40 mile trip. It wasn't there when I left and it seemed to become more frequent by the time I got home.

It comes from the front driver's side and I can't duplicate the sound when in park. It only happens when driving and speed didn't matter. Any speed or significant bump creates the sound and it doesn't get louder or softer with speed or turning angle. If it happens, it happens the same way every time. Otherwise the truck feels perfectly normal and handles fine. I don't remember hitting any potholes or bumps recently to cause this.

Any ideas?
 

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Cold climate there? Bushing has a little play and hard as a rock from being frozen?

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Yes. Very cold here. Colder than normal the past week. Hoping it was the weather causing this. Don't worry? Safe to drive? Where's the bushing?
 

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As Clint had suspected, we've had some very cold weather over the past week. Basically we were in single digits and that's not unheard of, but not the norm. We're gradually climbing out of the cold snap and for what it's worth I feel the sound has become less frequent. Thursday and Friday of this week should be above 40 and up as high as 55, so if it's the cold that's causing the knock it should certainly be gone by then. Yesterday and today the commute to and from work only forced the knock once or twice. I'll update with changes.
 

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I don't hear the knock anymore. I'm confident Clint's correct - cold weather taking its toll.

It's gotten warmer each day this week. Currently 61.
 
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