Having a vibration that doesn't belong - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 Old 12-03-2009, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ms8091's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Fornt end vibration

Last week I decided to lock my hubs in my '99 f250 and test the 4x4. Everything went well and I disengaged them and put hubs to free. Shortly after, I start to notice what feels like a bad bushing or shock. It felt like every time I hit a bump, I would get a slight vibration. Fast forward to today, on the highway at 70 mph, the truck shakes violently, like driving on rumble strips at that speed. I stop, and there is nothing noticeable, just to see, I lock the hubs and drive on local roads only. Still has the same slight "bumping or vibration" but nothing crazy. I tried to unlock the hubs though and the drivers hub only goes half way and gets stuck. I had to use pliers to get back to locked. I am thinking maybe bad wheel bearings, but not sure. The hubs are newer Mile Marker premium hubs, so I doubt that could be it but not sure. Thanks in advance.

99 f 250 lariat 4x4 x-cab 7.3 --> SOLD
4" banks exhaust
AIS intake
zoodad mod
warn lockout hubs
285/75 16 Nitto Terra Grapplers

Last edited by ms8091; 12-04-2009 at 02:25 AM.
ms8091 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 Old 12-03-2009, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ms8091's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews

99 f 250 lariat 4x4 x-cab 7.3 --> SOLD
4" banks exhaust
AIS intake
zoodad mod
warn lockout hubs
285/75 16 Nitto Terra Grapplers
ms8091 is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old 12-04-2009, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ms8091's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Anyone??

99 f 250 lariat 4x4 x-cab 7.3 --> SOLD
4" banks exhaust
AIS intake
zoodad mod
warn lockout hubs
285/75 16 Nitto Terra Grapplers
ms8091 is offline  
post #4 of 17 Old 12-04-2009, 02:55 AM
Other vehicle is an F250
 
Hank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: N. Pickens County S.C.
Posts: 18,321
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Wish I could help you? Just keep it bumped up. Maybe there will be more activity this weekend? Good luck!

2001 F250 Lariat Crewcab, Automatic, 4X4

(Late '99 Regular Cab Work Truck)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

6.5" Pro Comp Lift ~ Traction Bars ~ Son-Built Sliders ~ 16" Pro Comp Xtreme Wheels with 35" BFG TA KM2s
4" Banks Exh.-Power Elbow ~ Wicked Wheel ~ DIY AMSOIL EaAU4090 Intake ~ PHP 6 Pos Chip ~ LowDown LED Upgrade
Stage 1 Injectors ~ HankDaddy
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Mod. ~ BUILT TRANNY! 352 HP Shootin' for 375!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

CAROLINA POWERSTROKE ASSOCIATION
Hank is offline  
post #5 of 17 Old 12-04-2009, 03:18 AM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 696
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
front axle u-joint stuck?

01 7.3 f350 CC/SB - chipless w/3:73s
TrueCool Transcooler
FTVB
Gauges
AIS
Walker BTM
Bilstien 5100s
Soft top
daveyburt is offline  
post #6 of 17 Old 12-04-2009, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ms8091's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
No, even with the axles locked everything is spinning. I am going to take it apart this weekend, hopefully it is very obvious. If anyone has any other suggestions, I would appreciate them.

99 f 250 lariat 4x4 x-cab 7.3 --> SOLD
4" banks exhaust
AIS intake
zoodad mod
warn lockout hubs
285/75 16 Nitto Terra Grapplers
ms8091 is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old 12-04-2009, 01:12 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Tony V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Crane/Evansville, IN
Posts: 7,847
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Yeah i'd check your U-joints. They freeze up. I also have a vib at 70ish, but i've changed both of my wheel bearings. Ive been looking for this rumbling for months now. I have changed my ujoints as well.

2000 F-250 216k- smoke much?


Facebook: Anthony VanCamp
Add me if you'd like
Tony V is offline  
post #8 of 17 Old 12-04-2009, 03:51 PM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 696
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by ms8091 View Post
No, even with the axles locked everything is spinning. I am going to take it apart this weekend, hopefully it is very obvious. If anyone has any other suggestions, I would appreciate them.
You know you're truck best but, in case you may want to try....the way I found my issue was:

jack the whole front, unlock the steering (key on), and the hubs. push/pull on wheel to send the steering thru it's full range. reach inside and rotate the ujoint 1/4 turn, repeat sending steering thru full range. rinse and repeat until you've spun the ujoint all the way.

my steering actually LOCKED at a certain ujoint position...your's may not be that bad but, on it's way...

just figured I'd thro that out there...there's a lot in the steering/drivetrain that could cause vibes....good luck, it took me a few weeks to find my issue.

01 7.3 f350 CC/SB - chipless w/3:73s
TrueCool Transcooler
FTVB
Gauges
AIS
Walker BTM
Bilstien 5100s
Soft top
daveyburt is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old 12-04-2009, 03:58 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Zaairman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Wright City, MO
Posts: 3,030
Thanks: 7
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Check your wheel bearings (outter and inner). Grab your axle stub and give it a good shaking. If it has lots of play going into the bearing, you know which one to replace.

Zach
2000/2006ish Ford F-250 Larryette 7.3 Powerstroke 4x4
5" Sewer Pipe Exhaust
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, DIY 6637 Intake, Wicked Wheel'd, De-foiled, Missing EBPV, Edge Juice with Attitude, Few leaves added here and there, 35" BFGs, 16x10 Eagle Alloys, Alpine W200


SLAPS Member #153
Zaairman is offline  
post #10 of 17 Old 12-04-2009, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ms8091's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 177
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks Daveyburt, I will give it a try tomorrow. Yeah Zach, I still believe it may be the bearings but need to inspect thoroughly, I got to get it fixed this weekend, I hate driving my wifes car, its like being in a go cart.

99 f 250 lariat 4x4 x-cab 7.3 --> SOLD
4" banks exhaust
AIS intake
zoodad mod
warn lockout hubs
285/75 16 Nitto Terra Grapplers
ms8091 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome