Whats wrong with my truck?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by weed wacker 2, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. weed wacker 2

    weed wacker 2 LawnSite Member
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    It only has 57k on it.
     
  2. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    The letter from Ford says that it is due to the nature of it being a commercial intended vehicle also states to check proper tire air pressure and avoid aggressive tread patterns if possible.
     
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Now thats not right..My bro in law has a 06 and hasnt had this problem. Im gonna check into this.
     
  4. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    check if the tires are ballanced. before i got my truck the steering wheel and whole front end would shake at hight speeds. now its fine
     
  5. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    Just a thought your not driving around with the hubs locked or in 4 wheel drive? I think in 4 wheel drive you would notice right away.
     
  6. weed wacker 2

    weed wacker 2 LawnSite Member
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    I leave my hubs locked in sometimes if its messy and raining for a while. I was told that it wouldn't hurt it.
     
  7. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    Shouldn't hurt anything if you keep speeds under highway speeds. However, I'm pretty sure both front axles are turning now and this could cause some vibrations at higher speeds.
     
  8. weed wacker 2

    weed wacker 2 LawnSite Member
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    They arent locked in now and it is still is vibrating. I think it maybe a u joint.
     
  9. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
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    If you take it back to the tire shop and tell them your not happy with it. tell them you think they need to go over balancing the tires again they will most likely do it for free. Easy way is to look at the wheels and make sure you have new weights on there and you can see where the old weight were. Some tires need to be put on a certain direction so I would verify that as well. I had my tires rotated on my car once at the dealer with a oil change and one tire came apart. Come to find out they crossed the tires when the rotated and they were directional tires. Another thing I changed my brakes on my F350 drove about 500 miles and could fell a vibration. All the lug nuts were loose one the front passenger wheel. I know I tightened them so I check the other side and sure enough they were just snug not tight.
     
  10. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    How old are the tires you may have tire squirm it goes away as the tires break in. You said you had it before the new tires thou. Second question you shouldn't be running any less than 65 PSI in the tires. Third question are they E range tires.

    Last question when was the last time you had the steering stabilizer changed I would buy a new one and come back to us here with a answer. You will be really surprised with the outcome.

    Trucks with monobeam axles like the 4x4s you get some shakes especially if you drive on rutted roads. Heavy trucks make two tire ruts and a truck like a P/U isn't quite wide enough so it doesn't follow in the ruts. You get what you call rut steer it can be pretty un-nerving.

    Buy a new heavy duty steering stabilizer.
     

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