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My vehicle shakes when I go above 60 MPH.

Discussion in 'Stock 1991 - 1994 Explorers' started by pwally1981, July 11, 2009.

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      pwally1981 New Member

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      Just wanted to say hi, I just joined. I have a problem that I have not yet been able to solve. I have a 94' ford explorer, 4x4, 4.0. It's a great vehicle, but heres the thing when I'm driving and get up to 60mph it's great, but as soon as I try to speed up, the whole truck starts shaking. It doesnt do it all the time, but it does it a lot. CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP!!!!!!
       
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      welcome!

      id start simple with an alignment and balance.
      good luck
       
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      Do you feel the shaking through the steering wheel?
      I'd check all the fluids, especially the differentials, check all of your u-joints, especially the main drive shaft. Inspect the flywheel for cracks, missing teeth, loose or missing flywheel bolts, harmonic-balancer. All 4 tires the same size and pressure? Have the wheels been balanced recently? missing any lug-nuts or have any broken wheel studs?
       
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      I resently had to replace the rotors and noticed the hub was not tight to spec. I replaced the bearings just in case and tightened them to spec. It reduced the shaking a bit, I've checked tire pressure, it's good. The stearing wheel shakes a lot, but only if i hold at 65mph if I reduce speed it goes away or if I want to speed at like 85mph it smooths out. The next thing on my list was to dis mount the tires, clean beads, remount and balance. I bought it used it never realy did this til I started tp drive it full time.....Thanks for the info I will definantly check that out while I'm working on it.
       
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      Welcome to this forum! I've renamed, and moved your thread to the stock 91-94 section. I had this problem once on my 88, and it was a slightly bent driveshaft. Check your alignment, and the tires to see if they were properly balanced.
       
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      I got a 2006 ranger. i got a slight vibration in the rear end somewhere. when i turn left it gets worse. when i turn right it stops completely. Think this is a rear wheel bearing or you think its the driveshaft or u joints?
       
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      I thought all first gens had a little shake and shimmy from about 65 to 80 but from what you are saying its worse than normal. I would definitely check the u-joints and drive shaft first but it may be as simple as just needing an alignment.
       

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