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vibration when turning

for some reason when I'm turning to the right i get a strong vibration running through the truck. the vibration lasts throughout the entire turn until i straighten the wheel back out. haven't done anything new to the truck its completely stock.

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im thinking posssibly bad wheel bearing or bad tire
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probably bad wheel bearing
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check LEFT front bearing cause when you turn right the weight of vehicle transfers to left and if bearings bad it will be more noticeable when turning right
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ok. in order to check just jack up the front end with the tire still mounted and try to see if there is any play in the wheel up and down?
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yes when in air just grab tire and move back and forth to see if theres any play
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so no play in either front tire, however i did noticed that the sway bar was no longer connected to the end links. the tops of the end links on both sides were completely sheered off. would that have anything to do with it?
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no that wouldnt cause it to vibrate, but could (more likely than not) cause a clunk or rattle
also if theres no play in bearing doesnt always mean its not bad but if its vibrating as bad as you make it seem then i would exspect it to be loose
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alright i guess ill be taking a trip to a mechanic to take a look. if the bearing is bad, is it still ok to drive?
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yeah its not gonna hurt anything for now, if it was really loose then i wouldnt drive it too far but you should be ok if theres no play
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ok, thank you for the help.
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anytime bro hope you get it fixed
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His sway bar end-links are broken off and you tell him that isn't causing the vibration? LOL

Most likely the end links are hitting or catching something and it's causing the vibration.
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His sway bar end-links are broken off and you tell him that isn't causing the vibration? LOL

Most likely the end links are hitting or catching something and it's causing the vibration.
That's what I was thinking, if the links are broken the sway bar will def cause vibration...... And it's rare to find a bad wheel bearing where the wheel doesn't move at all.
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i stand by what i said, they will not cause vibration there isnt anything for them to hit that would cause vibration while driving, but they will make noise when going over bumps cause they will hit swaybar.
and it is very common for bearings to be bad, make noise and vibrate and not be loose
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My bad, I forgot you know it all..........If the sway bar is broken it will cause the front end to vibrate hard when it turns, it will move around since the links are broken hitting other parts, thus the clunking sound.

Driving will be alright, low speed and easy on the turns. I would get it fixed asap.
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when you turn the wheel the link does not move it is attached to the lower control arm it will not hit anything but the sway bar and i never said i know everything ive just been a ford and hyundai tech for the last 15 yrs professionaly, i deal with this type of thing every day
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Right, then you would know that it will cause vibration on turns, The sway bar is meant for handling, to decrease body roll. It won't cause vibration in a straight line, but on hard to moderate turns it will. Your employer must have been high when he hired you, plus hyundai cars are throw away cars....they are cheap and they suck. Must explain a lot since your connected
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im not going to argue and try to explain common sense to you
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so guise, hows the weather?
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Wait to speak of Common sense...... you look like a total dumbass right now, especially calling yourself a tech for Ford.
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When my sway bar link was broken it didn't cause vibrations and i don't see how it could..
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I have endlinks on order. I'll start with the broken parts that I can see first then take it from there.
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