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Ford f150 shakes at about 40 - 50 mph. Shaking goes away

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The whole vehicle shaking or an engine kind of shake?
The whole vehicle shake could be the tires need balanced. When they are out of balance they can clear up as the speed increases.

Posted on Oct 11, 2011

  • Christopher Smith Oct 11, 2011

    Maybe an "engine kind of shake". It feels like the front end of the body is shaking. If I let up on the gas and then accellerate out of it, the shaking goes away.

  • MadMikeRS Oct 14, 2011

    Sorry I have been away for a while.
    If it does not feel like an engine miss like from an ignition fault, inspect the motor and transmission mounts. Do you feel as if its not speed related but could be RPM related? Look and make sure your harmonic balancer is still intact. The outer part on them can also spin. To for that you would need to rotate the motor to where #1 is at TDC and look at the mark on the balancer to see if it lines up with the timing mark.

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