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Old 11-10-2006
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Viberations comming from the drivetrain...

Well, ive ran out of ideas.. my truck makes a hell of alot of noises/viberations comming from the front end. If im doing 40, i will hear some noise and fell a little bit of viberaton at my heel. But if the road cuves to the left it all goes away.

It does all the same till about 70, then it feels like i have mud tires on. At around 80 it quiets back down. Again, if the road curves to the left it goes completely away.

anyone have/had this problem and what did you do to fix it? Any ideas would help out as well.

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Check your front driveshaft. I had experienced the same noises etc. and that was what it turned out to be!! On my 2000 the boot tore open and the innards lost their grease. Blades
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maybe one of your wheels needs to be balanced. you could switch fronts to rears and see if the problem follows.
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i bet $20 its u-joints, unbalanced tires or a wheel bearing
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its a wheel bearing, had the same thing happen to mine.
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its a wheel bearing, had the same thing happen to mine.
terrible.. Well, ill check it out tomorrow. Thanks for the responces!
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dont hold me to it, but it sounds like the exact thing I had. not too much of a real bad vibration, but definetly could here it, mine wasnt all that bad, yours may just be in more of bad shape. was loud, but as you said, if I were to turn left it would go away, so check you drivers side wheel bearing, if thats the probly, you'll probly find the bearing either with no grease or locked up. not something you want to drive on for long, they do have a tendency to heat up and catch on fire.
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well, i checked everything cept the driveshaft and the wheel bearing. Im bettin its the wheelbearing though.

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sounds like u joints i had that in my 01 ranger when ur going at a low amount of speed anything under id say 40-45 u'll hear it anything over like 50 or so u dont notice an noise but thats just my opinion don't hold me to it but it sounds like it to me good luck
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Can also be a bad tire. Rotate the front to the back and vice versa and if it goes away you need a tire or two. Ply delamination can feel like that also. I think all the suggestions are good ones though.
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Can also be a bad tire. Rotate the front to the back and vice versa and if it goes away you need a tire or two. Ply delamination can feel like that also. I think all the suggestions are good ones though.
ive tried that.. thanks for the suggestions though...

I have left my truck at home, in va.. I am driving my parents spare car that they never drive..

Anyways, my dad is going to take it to my old autotech class.. they are gonna diag it.. then fix it.

ill be ready for a spring wharton trip I hope I will have my 2 meter license and setup in my truck by then
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Both of my 03's did that. Between 70 and 75 it'd get kinda shaky upfront. Before 70, it was fine. After 75, it was also fine. Just in between it acted a lil rough in the front end.

I just dealt with it. My 03 fx4 was like that since day one from the dealer, brand new.
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Both of my 03's did that. Between 70 and 75 it'd get kinda shaky upfront. Before 70, it was fine. After 75, it was also fine. Just in between it acted a lil rough in the front end.

I just dealt with it. My 03 fx4 was like that since day one from the dealer, brand new.
at least with mine, it wasnt like that. IF i make a slight left turn it goes away completely.

my dad drove it and wouldnt let me bring it back here lmao
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update..

It was infact the wheelbearing.. the passenger side though. It cost me 365 for the stupid thing! Well at least its fixed.

I drove it tonight for the first time in about a month.. it feels alot different than the miata lol.
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update..

It was infact the wheelbearing.. the passenger side though. It cost me 365 for the stupid thing! Well at least its fixed.

I drove it tonight for the first time in about a month.. it feels alot different than the miata lol.
Well, too late to help you but I have this bookmarked because I will be in the market one of these days: http://tinyurl.com/yzblju

$139.00 +shipping, complete w/ABS.
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