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Random Front End Violent Vibration at Speed
I have a 2008 F-250 6.4L and I've recently experienced this problem twice and
wanted to see if anybody can estimate what the issue might be. Here's what
When traveling at Highway speeds (ie: 55 - 75 mph) all of a sudden and
without notice the front end of my truck will start to vibrate violently. It
feels like trying to drive a vehicle with out of balanced tires or something.
It causes the whole front half of the truck to vibrate like I was driving over
a bunch of speed bumps at highway speed. This effect lasts until I slow down
to around 40mph or less, and then stops. Then when I cruise back up to
speed, the ride is smooth and without issue. This effect has happened twice
in the last 2 weeks. Does anybody have a guess as to the problem?
My personal (uneducated) theory is that my shocks are going bad. I now
have 80,000/miles on this truck and they've never been replaced. It seems
like one shock is getting stuck at random and causing the wheel imbalance.
But that is only a theory. Could this be something other than shocks, given
that its such a random event that only occurs for a short period of time
and then vanishes?