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I have an Excursion 2005 4X4 Diesel 6.0

I have installed new ball joints, tie rod ends, wheel hub, seals, new tires and I still have vibration in my right front wheel. For some reason the tie rod end gets worn very fast on that side and I am out of options.

Wheels do not have vertical paly but the right front wheel has little horizontal play.

The only thing I can think of is that the arm in the knuckle where the tie rod end fits, could be deformed.

Has anyone experience this problem?

Will a new knuckle fix this type of issue?

Thanks.
 

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I had that problem, the wheel had a little bend to it. Ran smooth until about 60 MPH then had a constant vibration. Would never know it until they put it on a balancer and when it spun you could see it wobble. Replaced the wheel and it drives as smooth as an 8,000 LB truck with leaf springs all the way around can! :-D Might take it in for a balance and tell them to take a close look at it for bends.... just a thought.
 

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Thanks for your input, I should have mentioned that besides new tires, I also installed new wheels, rotate them and the problem remains regardless of that.

I have done almost everything people have suggested such asreplacing the u-joints and balancing the drive shaft, which BTW was bent without me knowing it. :dunno:

I most likely will be taking pictures of the knuckle arm after I remove the tie rod end and go to NAPA and compare it with a new one. I really have tried everything I can think of.

Thanks again.
 

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I seen you did the hub did you do the hub bearing assembly at the same time
 

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I did tires, wheels, ball joints, tie rod ends (inner and outer) axle seals, wheel bearing hubs, u joints, balance drive shafts, all at the same time.

I forgot to mention the following fact:

When I replaced the outer tie rod end on the passenger side, the nut used to tie the tie rod end went to far up and the safety pin wouldn't even be able to secure anything. I had to use two nuts, one regular and the original one from ford to have the right height and use the safety pin....

In a nutshell, the tie rod travels too far down, or if you prefer, the nut travels to far up.... which it is suspicious to me.
 

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sounds like a bad balance to me. or a slightly deformed tire or wheel. the only thing that knuckle would affect is the toe in/out measurements
 

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Sorry hub and hub bearing different to me lol. Did you try an alignment after all this hmm this is a new on one like u said I wonder if you tie rod is bent just a smige
 

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See that's what I was think tie rod is for you toe measurements I do y it would travel up and down or flex if you would
 

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Just looked at my truck is your truck lifted is so could be the drop pitman arm off or damaged
 

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VIBRATION

IF YOU HAVE ANY PLAY THAT DOE NOT TRANSFER TO THE STEERING PARTS IT IS PROBABLY THE HUB BEARING.I KNOW YOU REPLACED THEM BUT I BOUGHT THE CHEAPIIS OF EBAY AND WENT THROUGH 3 BEFORE I GOT ONES WITH NO PLAY.HOPE THIS HELPS
 
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