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Ok I have a serious problem with my 95 model and I need some very good advice. When I am driving down the road and hit some bumps or potholes my tires on the front end begin shaking back and forth violently. I think the shaking begins with the up and down movement of the tires. We have replaced tie rods, tie rod ends, and the tracking bar. What am I missing? This thing is very dangerous and I am the only one that will drive the truck, mainly for safety reasons. HELP PLEASE!!

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There has been a couple threads on here about it lately. On a 95 check to make sure that all of the radius arm bushings are in good condition and tight. Also look at the frame and the cross member where the brackets are rivited. Make sure they are not moving around. JJ

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There has been a couple threads on here about it lately. On a 95 check to make sure that all of the radius arm bushings are in good condition and tight. Also look at the frame and the cross member where the brackets are rivited. Make sure they are not moving around. JJ
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There has been a couple threads on here about it lately. On a 95 check to make sure that all of the radius arm bushings are in good condition and tight. Also look at the frame and the cross member where the brackets are rivited. Make sure they are not moving around. JJ
Look just in front of the driver and passenger seats on the frame. I have done this and did a write up on it. Short version is to cut off the rivets, drill the holes out to 1/2" and use grade 8 bolts (Ford says grade 5 will do). This is the perfect time to change out the radius arm bushings as well. You will be amazed at how it stiffens the truck up.

Also, have you checked your ball joints? Jack the truck up and tug on the wheel and check for play in it.

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ball joints are new. I am headed to change the oil now and I will check over the things mentioned and reply back. Thanks!

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Checked the cross member at it seemed to be nice and tight. I had a few nuts lose on the front end parts and tightened then up as much as I could. I am afraid that the tie rods and other arms have become lose and now have wollered out the holes. I am afraid I need to replace all the front end parts. The truck has roughly 300,000 miles so I guess a little TLC wouldn't hurt it.

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