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Old 01-09-2004, 11:30 AM   #1
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loud vibrating noise when speed up

hey guys
I noticed that whenever i speed up to 70 or higher, the steering wheel starts vibrating. I also noticed that something in the dash is loose b/c that starts shaking also. I am wondering if maybe whoever owned it before me shook something loose when they went 4x4ing. what do u think? has anyone had this problem, if so how can i fix it?
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Old 01-09-2004, 11:02 PM   #2
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When was the last time you had the wheels balanced? Have you hit any curbs lately? Could be your alignment.

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Old 01-09-2004, 11:46 PM   #3
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It's the balancing, alignment, or maybe a tie rod (which will be found with the alignment).




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Old 01-10-2004, 12:29 AM   #4
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shaking

Fords OEM shocks can wear out and be useless in very little time. Have them checked - they can be cause of severe shaking at freeways speeds because they don't dampen the suspension and it goes a little out of control. Check the shocks as well as the other recommendations. How to check them: Push down hard on the front bumper and let up quick or drive over some speed bumps - if the front bounces up and down more than twice before completely recovering - your shocks problem went bad. Mine were both totally shot at 38k miles and probably were before then - just took me that long to believe it and change them, any my truck has never been off road. The shock change on both fronts made it like a new truck and totallly stopped the front shaking.
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I would also think that it would need balancing. My '93 did that at high speeds (like 70) until I got them balanced.




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Old 01-11-2004, 06:46 PM   #6
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hi
I just wanted to let yall know that i checked my oem shocks like one of you guys suggested and that doesnt seem to be the problem. I think its probably my alignment. I really appreciate everyones help. I am new to owning an suv and plus im a woman (i hope no ladies take offense) so i dont know what exactly im doing. But im trying to learn, thats gotta be worth something. So the more help the more i learn. thanks!
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Old 01-14-2004, 09:44 AM   #7
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Mine was the wheel bearings loose and the u-joint trashed. shocks were not made to absorb that type of vibration.
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