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Old 07-23-2011, 06:13 PM
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Default Truck shakes on Hiway??

My 99 Ranger had a very small vibration or shake on the highway starting at about 55 and at 70 was increasingly worse so was told it needed new tires which I knew so put new tires on yesterday and now the shake or vibration is much much worse at 70 and cannot hardly hang on to the steering wheel so help!!!!! Any ideas or suggestions what to check next??
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:14 PM
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Default Re: Truck shakes on Hiway??

get an alignment
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:16 PM
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Default Re: Truck shakes on Hiway??

wheels could be off balance or a belt in a tire could be bad
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:24 PM
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Default Re: Truck shakes on Hiway??

get new tires and then do alignment!!! Dont delay on the alignment otherwise expect to buy new tires soon!! Just my opinion and advice..
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:42 PM
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U-joint or since its a Supercab, could be the carrier bearing, either of these will shake the bejesus outta ya.
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:41 PM
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ahh, the infamous ford death shake.
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:44 AM
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Default Re: Truck shakes on Hiway??

thought that was only on the big trucks?
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:55 AM
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Default Re: Truck shakes on Hiway??

Have you ever replaced your ball joints? I bet its ball joints and/or tie rods...
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:33 AM
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Default Re: Truck shakes on Hiway??

First, check to make certain they tightened the lug nuts, I have had them left hand tight and it just about ruined the rims before my wife came home. Second, how are the shocks? The shocks' main job is to stop wheel hop. You might also jack up the truck and spin the tires to see if they turn true. And keep looking for worn parts as already mentioned.
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:43 AM
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Default Re: Truck shakes on Hiway??

Thanks for all the help, First thing tomorrow I am going back to where I purchased the tires on friday and make them check the front tires for slipped or broken belt and their balancing. While they have it up I am going to have them check shocks as well as bearings, ball joints and tie rod ends. Again thanks for all responses!
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