I'm not too sure about the mounts... At one end they bolt
up to the transmission crossmember - at the other they fit
into the lower control-arm with a hex shaped piece.
Mounted on the the frame rails, are two bump stops which
contact the lower control arm. They help provide a more
progressive feel to the suspension and stop metal on metal
clangs on big bumps...
They're easiest to see if you get down on the ground next
to the doors of the truck, and peek forward. They're about
the size of golf-balls. Probably a little squished down,
and sitting on a small metal 'cup'.
Each one 'should' be touching the control arm even with the
truck sitting on flat ground, nobody in it, etc. etc.
My uncles '93 had one of them fall off or something, and it
was clanging on big bumps...
Correction there, the torsion bars are on their own crossmember that's
mounted to the frame with motor mount-like mounts. The transmission
crossmember is seperate and is bolted solidly to the frame. The
torsion bar mounts are a VERY typical cause for clunking in these
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