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Front End shakes at speeds over 65mph

Last summer these components on my front end wore out. so here is a list of parts that I replaced and in hopes of also getting rid of that front end shake.

1. replaced both suspension ball joints for front wheel assembly
2. replaced both control arms for front wheel assembly suspension
3. replaced all wheel bearings on front wheels
4. 2 new tires on front end, balanced and front end alignment
5. 4 shocks all the way around
6. 2 new rotors and brake pads
7. replaced rack n pinion ball joints

I cant think of anything else that would cause the front end to shake but I am no expert either. Truck drives straight, doesn't shake when I apply the brakes when its time to stop.
But drive over 65 and that sucker starts to shake. I cant stand it.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated

-Jimmy
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2000 Ranger XLT Super cab. v6 3.0, automatic transmission with 255,000 miles
and the AC works great!
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I also had a problem with a bad shake above 45 mph. Check out you drive shaft U-Joints. Just replace both and problem solved.

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Bad shocks could do it.
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I will replace the U-joints this week and see if that helps. I've already put new shocks on and anything else that wears out with time on the front end.
I will report back here when i put the new u-joints in and what the results are.


Thanks for the info, it's just one more piece of the puzzle completed.
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Well I just bought the 2 U-Joints at NAPA for 11.99 ea. I'll put them in tomorrow. I have to fix my weedeater and chainsaw because I used gas with ethanol and the wrong mixture of oil.....lol
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