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Old 05-09-2006
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a few problems...

ok. here we go. so, i took my truck to sears yesterday. i got an alignment, rotation, and balance done.
now i've been noticing problems.
1. this has nothing to do with the alignment and everything, but i've been noticing that when i push on the gas, if i floor it, the rpm's will increase, but the speed stays the same. so what is it?? clutch.. pressure plate thingy..
2. if i go 75+ (not that i would ever drive like that bc it's illegal and i always abide by the laws ) the truck will vibrate like crazy.. the whole steering wheel just shakes violently.

any help would be great
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The vibrating and shaking my be your u joint going out.
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Are you using the stock transmission? Your clutch COULD be slipping, is there any play in the pedal at all ( IE: Can you feel it engauge/disengauge )?
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yes i'm using stock transmission, but there is no play in the pedal at all
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spark plug gaps?
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Sounds like your clutch is slipping. Usually shows up in the higher gears first, as you described. Start saving for a clutch and baby it. It'll go a good long while like that if you take it easy.

I don't believe in coincidences. If your vibration problem started after the alignment, rotation, balance job, THEY BOTCHED IT. Most likely a wheel out of balance. Take it back there and ask for a road test. Make sure they know it started AFTER their work.

If it's BEEN vibrating, then your alignment, balance, rotation is a data point toward your diagnosis. I would suspect drive shaft u joints, maybe a dented rim, warped brake rotor, etc.
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