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Old 07-20-2009, 03:36 PM
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Why am I shaking

Hey guys/girls. I have recently been noticing some outside wear on my right front tire, so I had my tires rotated for a road trip over the weekend. Got driving down the interstate and noticed my 01 Excursion 7.3 L was shaking a whole lot. I felt it in the steering wheel a little bit, but anything over 68 mph, the entire truck was shaking. Then I went about 75 to pass a vehicle, and the truck was shaking so bad I hit the brakes and pulled over. I checked the lug nuts, and they were all tight. I then checked the tire pressures and they were way high, which I expected since it was pretty hot. I did let some air out of them just to see if it helped, and it made the slightest difference. Anybody have any ideas. Do you think I should just get the tires balanced and see if anything changes? Thanks, I need this thing ready for the rest of the trip.
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i bet you've got some front end wear, but could be out of balance tires.
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What do you mean front end wear? Ball joints or something worse? I'm no mechanic, so don't feel like you will insult me. I'm trying to learn. Thanks a lot.
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yep, ball joints. when was the last time it was aligned??
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Could be bad ball joints, out of balance tires or a broken belt in a tire. I would have it looked at asap. Especially if its a broken belt, that will cause a blow out. Experienced that in a company truck last week.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:58 PM
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ah, didn't think of the broken belt. good call.
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"Why am I shaking"

I don't know, maybe you need a drink..............................
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:29 PM
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"Why am I shaking"

I don't know, maybe you need a drink..............................
i was waiting for that
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"Why am I shaking"

I don't know, maybe you need a drink..............................
my first thought wasnt what i read in the first post.




is there uneven wear on the tread besides the shoulders. i would think out of balance also.
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Ok, well I will start with these responses. Thanks everyone.
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