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Old 04-30-2011, 06:22 PM
Rata209 Rata209 is offline
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Default 1989 ford ranger SHAKE

I have a 1989 ford ranger and I am getting a shake when you first take off that is very noticible. The trans has been rebuilt and all the u joints from the trans to the rear differential have been changed. I also replaced the center support bearing. I f you go slow
From 0 to 15 mph it seems to shake real hard but if you gas it, it you can notice the shake but not As much. Once you pass 15 mph it goes away...can someone please help me out I need to sell this truck but am not able to with this problem!
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:41 PM
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Default Re: 1989 ford ranger SHAKE

manual trans?
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: 1989 ford ranger SHAKE

Hey i got the same problem but i got a 2001 ford ranger edge auto... Any help will begreatly appreciated thanx guys..
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:01 PM
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I have automatic trans with 4wd
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:18 AM
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Default Re: 1989 ford ranger SHAKE

sounds to me like you need to replace tires. you probably don't notice the shake at a higher speed because your wheels are moving faster than the vibrations will transmit; but anywho. Basically, one of your rear tires probably has broken belting; the way to find this is to raise the rear end, and rotate the tires, running your hand lightly over the tire as it turns. If you feel any kind of area where the tire doesn't seem perfectly round, then spin it faster and watch it--ten to one you'll notice that the tire has some "flat spots", thus, broken belting; by the way, if you drive on broken belts, the tire could blow out on you at anytime.
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:32 PM
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Default Re: 1989 ford ranger SHAKE

it is not a tire problem. I have replaced all the ujoints from the transfer case to the rear differential and have also replaced the main drive shaft and i still get the shake. it goes from right under the center consal to the rear befor it works its self out. and it is only from about 5-10mph
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:46 PM
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Default Re: 1989 ford ranger SHAKE

it's gonna be another one of those threads.



I like the damaged tire scenario. Why did you dismiss it as a possibility so quickly without explaining why you're certain that it's more complicated than that?
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:40 PM
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The only reason I dismiss the tire problem is because I can put it up on jacks and simulate the same problem by putting it in drive and pushing the break to simulate a load then push the gas. When I do this I look at the tires and they seem to be good
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:52 AM
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Default Re: 1989 ford ranger SHAKE

I have the same problem . It's a 1989 stick shift . I really need help. :-(
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