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Old 09-05-2010, 03:27 PM
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Front End problems

Hello all, I've browsed the forums for months, finally decided to register, anywho here's my problem. I own a 04' F-350 Super Duty and I'm having problems with the steering wheel shaking back and forth and vibrations from the front tires. Being fairly mechanically inclined I checked all brakes and rotors of which seem to be fine. Yet when slowing down from moderate speed, the steering wheel shakes back and forth bad as does the front tires. Especially when going down hill. Any suggestions as to what the problem could be? I was thinking tire rod or pitman arm. Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA.
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:10 PM
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I may be wrong, but it'll only take you five minutes to check. My problem was similar and ended up being the sealed wheel bearings. I ended up replacing a hub assembly. Set the emergency brake and jack one front wheel a little off the ground, grab hold of the tire and wiggle it. Any movement? If the wheel moves and the ball joints don't then your hub is toast and shouldn't be driven until the hub is replaced. Pretty common problem. I've replaced both hubs on my F-350. Give it a try see what happens.
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Yeah and also check the ball joints or the king pins, not sure what your truck has. Double check the track bar and check drag link and tie rod ends. It has to be one of the above. Depending on the size tires you are running it could be a really bad imbalance too.
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