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post #1 of 10 Old 11-18-2012, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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2004 f350 front end issues.

My truck has had this issue for some time and I can't figure it out. To start at almost any speed I can feel and hear a light grinding it will vary when I touch the go pedal. Truck also is pulling pretty hard to the drivers side exspecially at highway speeds. And when a apply my brakes at about 45 to 40 mph when slowing down I am getting a bouncing/shimmy until about 30 mph. I took the wheel bearing hub assembly apart and noticed the bearing and knuckle seal have been making contact and rubbing on each other. Any ideas would be great. Thanks guys
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When you took it apart how did the axle shaft look where it goes through the wheel bearing/hub? those needle bearings can go bad and chew up the axle
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I noticed no wear on the shaft I thought the same thing myself.
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It sounds like a wheel bearing the way it hums a bit. But it's the third one I've put in. I also have warn pro hubs installed.
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Also I have a difficult time removing and installing the axle into the differential. It just doesn't slide in or pull out. I either need a small bar or dead blow to install.
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Any ideas anyone?
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Re: 2004 f350 front end issues.

Bouncing/shimmy on the brakes is usually a warped rotor.

With axle on jackstand, grab tire at 6 & 12 and shake, then try again at 3 & 9. Could have a bad bearing. Prying up with a pry bar or length of 2x4 will tell if ball joints are bad.

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I have now replaced both wheel bearing caliper and rotor on drivers side and rebuilt the front driveshaft. Trucks still pulls to the left and bounces. I can watch the wheel twitch to the left more and more when braking. when towing its a little worst with the pulling.
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Does your steering wheel shake violently? If so I would check ball joints, and the track arm.

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