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Old 03-21-2013, 07:51 AM
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I have a '98 6cyl Ranger XLT with only 44000 miles on it (...it is only driven when I can't ride my motorcycle). I have brand new front tires, purchased last night, and newer rear tires that were re-balanced when they were rotated to the rear last night (two original tires went bye-bye). I thought this would cure my vibration problems that start when I reach 60+ mph. Unfortunately, I still have a vibration (not in the steering wheel though, surprisingly). It's more of an annoying vibration, shaking the CDs in the door pockets and cups in the holders, than a violent shake. I am not a mechanic, but I am not clueless either. Any ideas what to look for that might be causing my vibration problem?
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:19 AM
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u joint on the rear end
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:26 AM
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I have a similar vibration but its in the front and it shakes my steering wheel. Shakes the whole truck at 45+
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:08 AM
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subscribed - i don't have this issue, but would like to know how it turns out.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:37 AM
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I have a similar vibration but its in the front and it shakes my steering wheel. Shakes the whole truck at 45+
that sounds like tire balance.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:41 AM
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that sounds like tire balance.
x2 - that's been my experience too chris^

but brandon, didn't you re-balance already?
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:43 AM
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x2 - that's been my experience too chris^

but brandon, didn't you re-balance already?
well generally thats been my experience but it could be something more. Ive had the same thing when my wheel bearings started to go.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:45 AM
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well generally thats been my experience but it could be something more. Ive had the same thing when my wheel bearings started to go.
really? but bearings go bad pretty quickly after they start having symptoms right?
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:50 AM
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really? but bearings go bad pretty quickly after they start having symptoms right?
mine went pretty quick. they started squeaking one day and about week later they started getting louder and making the vibration. Didnt let them go any further than that.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:55 AM
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that sounds like tire balance.
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x2 - that's been my experience too chris^

but brandon, didn't you re-balance already?
No my buddy hasnt done it yet so it looks like im gonna have to pay for it

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well generally thats been my experience but it could be something more. Ive had the same thing when my wheel bearings started to go.
My wheel bearings have like 2k on them

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:58 AM
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No my buddy hasnt done it yet so it looks like im gonna have to pay for it

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My wheel bearings have like 2k on them

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I still think it would be a balance issue. that should fix it all up.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:01 AM
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I still think it would be a balance issue. that should fix it all up.
They're mud tires and they havent been balanced since june. 9k miles

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Old 03-21-2013, 10:09 AM
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They're mud tires and they havent been balanced since june. 9k miles

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i know mine are about do for a balance. about 11k on them. I usually do a tire balance twice a year cause its free and an alignment(unlimted for 3 yr) at least once a year.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:12 AM
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I have the same 60mph+ vibration. New tires, bearings, u joints, ball joints, tie rods, alignment. Still there!
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:13 AM
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I have the same 60mph+ vibration. New tires, bearings, u joints, ball joints, tie rods, alignment. Still there!
Bent rim

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