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Real bad shaking in my front end

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by Shane Carroll, September 13, 2017.


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    1. Shane Carroll

      Shane Carroll New Member

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      I have a 98 explorer 4.0L RWD automatic and it has a horrible shake up front that feels like i have a loose wheel but everything is tight. I have replaced sway bar links and bushing, rotors, calipers, wheel bearings, u-joints, outer tie rods, wheel seals and caster/cambers. The only thing left is ball joints, control arms, and rack n pinion, could either of those 3 things cause the shaking im feeling? Its bad enough that im scared to drive it but its my only means of transportation and all these repairs have me broke financially. Any tips or suggestions?
       
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    3. swshawaii

      swshawaii Explorer Addict

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      Yes, ANY of "those 3 things" could cause real bad front end shaking. Anyone in your area give free alignment checks?
       
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      If you replaced those parts and THEN the shaking started, could be air in your power steering from turning the wheel with the engine off.
       
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      ^ Excellent point, and very common mistake when the wheels are turned with the engine NOT running. Usual fix is driving slowly, while turning the steering wheel lock to lock until the air purges. Hope that's your shaking issue, cheapest fix ever.
       
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