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Old 12-08-2010, 01:13 PM
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Got them puppys sitting at my house... I will let you know if replacing them stops it ... I plan on doing them this weekend
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:00 PM
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This was happening with mine too and it's looking like I'm gonna have to replace at least the drivers side hub if not the whole front axle all though I don't know if yours has the front live axle like my 01 does. But let me know if you find out what it is!!!
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:34 PM
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Ok guys..

Vibration can mean many things.


Your rear end driveshaft bolt that hooks up to the axle can be loose (going to have to loosen the 4 bolts and then the big nut will be in the hole in the axle....tighten it up)...thus causing the rear driveshaft to wobble because it isn't balanced right.
Your u-joints could be going out too....especially if you have a manual..cause you will let off the clutch fast and it will be rough on the u-joints.

One day I was in my Bronco (manual transmission) and all of the sudden I heard metal hitting metal and hitting the bottom of my floorboard....u-joint exploded and broke my yoke...I hate that double u-joint driveshaft!!!


Or your tires could be not balanced corrected, or steering is not alligned correctly.

You might also come across loose tie rod ends (get this fixed quickly or else you will possibly wreck).

Your brakes can also be catching or your wheel bearings can cause some vibration when they are messing up..
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:52 AM
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Just got my tires re balanced. Truck still vibrates at 65 in neutRal ( auto trans ) . Got new inner and outer tie rods both torqued to spec ... really suspecting the hub bearing ... or the cv joints but how do I check those ????
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:19 AM
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Cv joints you can go in a parking lot (empty) and make big circles with your wheels cut sharp and see if you hear noise coming from them...if you do the way you are turning is the side you need to fix....hubs you have to jack the truck up and see if there is any play in the hub like one hand on top of the tire one on bottom and try to wiggle it...if it has any wiggle it's bad. I just checked my diff fluid and it was empty  so I have a major leak I have to fix....don't know if that was the issue or not. Putting newer tires and dif rims on my truck took out most of the vibrations....also they said I had a piece of plastic stuck in my leaf spring. Check everything!
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:06 PM
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Check the bolt on the driveshaft too man...unbolt the driveshaft to the rear axle...should be a big bolt in the hole...tighten it up...

My ranger was doing that shaking and it was just that bolt loosened up.

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Cv joints you can go in a parking lot (empty) and make big circles with your wheels cut sharp and see if you hear noise coming from them...if you do the way you are turning is the side you need to fix....hubs you have to jack the truck up and see if there is any play in the hub like one hand on top of the tire one on bottom and try to wiggle it...if it has any wiggle it's bad. I just checked my diff fluid and it was empty  so I have a major leak I have to fix....don't know if that was the issue or not. Putting newer tires and dif rims on my truck took out most of the vibrations....also they said I had a piece of plastic stuck in my leaf spring. Check everything!
Is yers still making the noise?
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:13 PM
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Alright will do today
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Check the bolt on the driveshaft too man...unbolt the driveshaft to the rear axle...should be a big bolt in the hole...tighten it up...

My ranger was doing that shaking and it was just that bolt loosened up.

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Is yers still making the noise?
Haven't gotten to drive it alot...only city driving about 2 miles...will update more tonight when I get home.
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:47 AM
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FIXED !!!!!!! It was my drivers side hub bearing..... the thing sounds like quarters in a washer when tou try and spin it.... glad that fiasco is over
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:00 AM
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Looks like I know what I'm doing soon.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:20 AM
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Hahaha the funny thing is that there is still zero play at all in it... its just reallllllly hard to spin Haha
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:02 AM
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Good deal.....had an idea it was the bearing or something.
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:17 PM
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Mine is a combination of that and a differential leak I think....the leak can't be good 
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Old 12-11-2010, 02:26 PM
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Fix it !!!! Lol that's my pet peeve I had an 89 before this and I made sure that thing was dry as hell !!!
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:06 PM
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Yeah, you don't want yer front end to lock up on you..
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