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Old 02-03-2011, 04:17 PM
Redneck Ranger Redneck Ranger is offline
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Default Shakin Front End

When im drivin straight the left front side of my truck is shaking and so is the steering wheel. I did outer tie rods and repacked the wheel bearings not to long ago what else could it be? Inner ties, left ball joint? Anyone ever had this problem
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: Shakin Front End

left front shock absorber?
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:33 PM
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Default Re: Shakin Front End

out of round tire, wheel weight fell off, loose wheel, damage to rim, asphalt chunks stuck to your inner rim, wheel bearing, warped rotor, caliper bolts not tight, caliper slide bolts need grease, alignment...
Originally Posted by Redneck Ranger View Post
Anyone ever had this problem
Yes. Exactly the way you describe it with the steering wheel and everything. In my case it was snow that was packed in my rim.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:36 PM
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Wheel out of balance. Have a rotate and balance done and also have them do an alignment. Alignment will cost about $60. have them look at the ball joints. if they are bad they wont do an alignment until they get fixed
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