OK I just got back from the dealer and heres the scoop. I have 3 injectors starting to fail. The tech said if it was him he would just deal with it for now cause they are fine when the truck warms up. I also have a code (P22263) Some turbo performance problem.
He said the vibration is the tires and so I told him to go ahead balance them. And so he did on the Hunter GSP9700 Road Force machine and he said they had all been out but were all balanced perfectly. He also said they were about 20 psi short so he put in 60psi all together. So hes pretty confident it was the wheels and tires out of balance making the vibration so when i left with the truck cause I have to use it this weekend I jumped on the interstate to go home and guess what. The vibration is still there. Its shanking so bad it feels like my door is about to fall off! So I call the dealer on my way home and tell them its still shaking and they said they didnt know what else to go over, but to bring it back tuesday and they will try again.
OK now I will try and describe this vibration the best I can to you all so you maybe you can help. Well I bought the truck in November of 07 in Michigan and drove it all the way back home to WV, and thats when I first noticed it. Instead of going back to the dealer I thought I would just go home and balance the tires and it would be good as new. Boy was I wrong. I balanced the first set of tires and they balance good. So once that was done I took it out on the highway and guess what vibration is still there. So I basically just dealt with the vibration for a while b/c I barely drove it. So here come spring and I get a new set of wheels and tires balanced perfectly, and hoped the vibration would go away. Nope it didnt. Same exact speed and same vibration. So I sold those wheels and tires and got a set of 20's and new tires they balance good and vibration is still there. So I take the truck to my local alignment shop and they tell me its the wheels and tires and they dont have a good enough machine to balance them. Even after I told them this is my 3rd set of tires with the same vibration they still think thats what it is. STUPID! So I prepared to spend some big bucks to get this fixed so i just take it to ford and what to they call and tell me
That its the damn tires. They are not mud tires. They cant be the wheels and tires because they balance perfectly.
My truck shakes so bad it feels like my doors are going to fall off sometimes.
To descibe the vibration....I feel it all in the body of the truck. My Seats, door panels shake, mirrors shake so bad I cant see out of them. I really only used to shake around 70mph. I feel like its might be getting worse. It shakes around 65mph now and at 70 to 75 it feels like its going to fall apart and will shake all the way to 100mph. The steering wheel however is smooth. When I throw it in neutral down a hill it still shakes. Whats next...Replaced the whole rear end of the truck?
Not only that I work with a bunch of GM and Dodge guys and we carpool 50 miles to work during the week and their lifted trucks ride nice and mine rides like crap. Thats all I hear about on the way to work when they ride with me. They call my truck the rattle trap.
2003 Black F-350 Ex.cab FX4
2.5" leveling kit W/ 20" KMC Rockstars
35x13.50R Mickey Thompson ATZ SLT's
SCT X3 With Custom Tues from Innovative and DJ
ARP Head Studs
FBD 3.5" Down Pipe to 4" to 5" y to 6" Black Stacks
Power Slot Rotors and Hawk pads
Pricol Gauges(EGT, Tranny, Boost)
Recon tinted cab and mirror lights.