Y’all have GOT to hear this.
The backstory: There has been a pop or thud from my F250 when I turn hard left for a while. I took it to the Ford dealer for that and brakes. They said it didn’t need brakes, they couldn’t reproduce the noise, and nothing was wrong with it.
Fine. I kept driving it, it kept making the noise. I drove it 100 miles to Atlanta and back. It doesn’t feel unsafe, as in the steering and brakes work okay and it’s not really doing anything wrong other than making a noise. It’s a 2012, it’s allowed I guess.
DH has been doing some research and found a theory that perhaps one of the axles was locked. So this morning he put it in 4WD and turned a hard half circle, letting the wheels bind and skip. Then put it back in 2WD and we went off to town for breakfast. It maybe was a little improved? I can still feel it through the floorboard even if I can’t hear it.
After breakfast we headed to the parking lot exit and heard OMG WHAT IS THAT NOISE? We made another loop of the (busy) parking lot. It sounded to me like a lug nut had come off and was plinking around inside the hubcap. We decamped to the parking lot of the BBQ place next door that wasn’t open yet and popped off all the wheel caps. Nope, nothing in there, and it still happens. Witness:
What the heck?! I’ve never heard THAT before, have you?
It’s going to the heavy duty suspension place next week to get checked out.