Serious Explorations Ford Explorer and Ranger Message Board
#1 Resource for Ford Explorer and Ranger Owners - By Enthusiasts, for Enthusiasts.


Ford Explorer Generation Guide

EF Swag Store 2015 Ford Explorer Forums Elite Membership Chat Room My Posts Reviews Explorer Photo Gallery
Go Back   Ford Explorer and Ranger Forums "Serious Explorations" > Ford Explorer Ranger Repair - Troubleshooting - Modifications & Detailing Forums > 1991 - 1994 Explorer Ranger Navajo 1st Generation > Stock 1991 - 1994 Explorers

Notices

Stock 1991 - 1994 Explorers For questions related to the base Ford Explorer. Problem solving, maintenance, TSB, service bulletins, owner reviews, specifications. No modification questions.

My vehicle shakes when I go above 60 MPH.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-11-2009, 12:28 PM   #1
pwally1981
Alvordton, Ohio
1994 XLT
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Original Poster)
Question My vehicle shakes when I go above 60 MPH.

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!!!!!!
pwally1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
( Join the Elite Explorers )

For only $20 per year you can become an Elite Explorer. Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose and fix problems yourself, and learn what modifications really work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members can change the forum "styles" to see less ads, no green underlined links, and many other benefits such as being able to store 1000 Private Messages, upload photo attachments directly to your posts and more. Join the Elite Explorers today.


Old 07-11-2009, 12:37 PM   #2
rileyrs
Elite Explorer
2002 ranger
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 886

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
welcome!

id start simple with an alignment and balance.
good luck




__________________
Riley

My Registry

My Ranger Build
rileyrs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2009, 01:06 PM   #3
fixxxer
Aurora, Co.
93 XLT 4X4
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,457

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
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?




__________________
-Larry
93 XLT 4x4
90 Celica GTS
97 Camry

Ford Explorer and Ranger Owner's Guides and more...
fixxxer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2009, 02:15 PM   #4
Sams01XplrSprt
Southern Cali Explorer
Newport Beach California & Bay Area California
 
Sams01XplrSprt's Avatar
2001 Sport (sold)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 15,651

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
welcome




__________________
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0 sohc engine. Mods include: dual 40 series flowmasters & high flow k&n air filter & removed silencer & yellow fog lights (sold for $1,800) as of 2-26-12
Sams01XplrSprt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2009, 06:10 PM   #5
pwally1981
Alvordton, Ohio
1994 XLT
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Original Poster)
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.
pwally1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2009, 12:51 AM   #6
BrooklynBay
Brooklyn, NY
 
BrooklynBay's Avatar
88 89 93 95 96 Aerostars
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 47,048

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 121 Post(s)
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.
BrooklynBay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 04:40 PM   #7
v_bayne03
Bloomfield, MO
2006 Ford Ranger
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?
v_bayne03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 09:20 PM   #8
runningred92
Nashville,TN
'92 XLT
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 134

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
runningred92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Suggest this thread to friends:



Join the "Elite Explorers" Today!



Search Explorer Forum


Top of Page

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 PM.



US Flag
We Support Our Troops!

Explore the site!


Copyright 2014 - 1996 Rick Horwitz Photography



Ford Motor Company is not involved in the management of this site in any way.



All tips on this site are for use at your own risk and discretion.

Modifying the suspension on any vehicle will cause changes to its handling characteristics.



Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.