Alright here's the deal. I need some help. I recently purchased a 2003 f250 with 180k 4x4. I was aware of these vibrations when I purchased the truck. I have receipts showing a new transmission, brakes,and tires among other things. Like a lot of other threads I am reading, my truck too is hopping all over the place between 40 and 50 mph. I feel light hopping at various speeds but I think its related to the same problem. Today I hauled a bed load of firewood and felt nothing. I have been thinking that the problem was in the rear of the truck and todays experience confirmed it. I don't have a lot of money to throw at this. I checked the drive line and there is about 1/2 inch of rotational play in it. Could that be related, also I have noticed that sometimes while hopping I hear a friction related sound kind of a wawawawawawa. Almost like the 4x4 is engaged when its not. I have no idea wha is going on and I need help.