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so i am driving my truck....once i hit about 65mph the truck begins to shake a bit and as i go faster it increases. if i balance the tires, will this go away?
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When was the last time you got a alignment?
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eh liek a few weeks ago
once i cranked my tbars i went to get the alignment but i never balanced or rotated. didn't shake b4 the tbar crank now does
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get the tires balanced. if that doesnt solve it. look into a blown u-joint.. not as common but seen it happen...

is the vibration on your *** of the seat or the steering wheel?
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Its most likely either an out of balance wheel, or drive shaft. Try rotating the tires and see fit the vibrations changes. If so there is your lead. If not take a look at ur drive shaft and make sure all the counter weights are still intact.
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its at the steering wheel and the crap in the cupholders shake so i was leaning towards the tires not being balanced. ill get them done after i put in my hubs whenever they come in
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why it doesnt matter if it has the AVM or the PVH.. just do it now before you get crazy tire wear..
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The bearings love it 2!
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I see the OP also posted a sticking problem in the drivelone forum.

Check for a sticking caliper which may have caused a warped rotor.
If the caliper is stuck it will cause a vibration at speed.
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yeah i know about the wear ont he tires....only issue is work and school take up my time which sucks i may get it done b4 the hubs come in if i find some time to get it done....it is gonna cost me some wear on the tires but i can't avoid school and crap
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rotors and such are fine.
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but the caliper may have gotten stuck i don't know. it does it when its really cold out( THE STICKING NOT SHAKING). i get in my truck after it has sat overnight and it doesnt want to move then it makes a thump and goes fine. i know the rotors are fine and thats not causing the shaking or it would of shook last year as well.
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mine was doing that for a while it would start at 63-65 and go away at about 75. I thought it was the tires and ran it for like two months then I jacked up the front where it was coming from and could tell right away what it was since I could move the tire probably a good inch top to bottom lol. Fixed the bearing and the tires are quiet as could be and no vibrations im glad I found out when I did cuz I was gona order new tires the next day cuz it was driving me nutts.
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yea i'm with chads02 my old f-150 did that. I changed the had to change the bearings, but I wouldn't wait too long, I did and I messed up my spindle so bad I had to get a new one. But after I changed them I had no more problems with it.
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