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02 Explorer (Horrible Vibration)

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Old 05-03-2009, 08:04 PM   #1
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02 Explorer (Horrible Vibration)

I have an 02 Explorer that is having some horrible vibration issues. Yesterday I changes out the front brakes and rotors since I needed to get them done. But 3 days ago I noticed we were getting some horrible vibrations when I hit about 65/70 mph. So I decided to go ahead and change out the hub on the drivers side. Now the vibration is even worse. On the highway the vibration at about 60mph gets bad enough to were I almost loose control and I just noticed that when I pulled into a parking lot that it felt like the car is almost hopping.

The tires were rotated and balanced about a month ago and are only about a year old not with much many miles on them.

Any ideas as to a solution for this. I really hate dropping more $$ into this thing unless its the right fix.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:34 PM   #2
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