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1999 F250 super duty Front end bouncing when you hit a bump

I have replaced the tie rods twice and the shocks twice along with the tires and it fixes the problem for a short time and it starts bouncing again and get lose. I was told that i may need to replace the hubs that there was a problem that year but this guy was not an expert. what will fix my problem it seems like there is nothing else that could be wrong to keep this happing over and over.

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Craig

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  • cgillil Nov 13, 2008

    I buy high quality shocks and yes when I take them off they need to be replaced. I do get uneven wear in tires once the problem has started .Its kinda a skip pattern with high and low spots on tire over the whole tread. I have replaced tie rods, ( which were worn and lose), tires and shocks at the same time This works best but still the problem returns. I keep tire pressure at 60 to 65lbs.

  • cgillil Nov 13, 2008

    Could the problem be weak springs ....... Should I replace the springs and maybe that will help everything else form going bad so fast? Is there another way to fix a spring if this is it? Can I replace the spring or is that somthing a shop would have to do?

  • ynotburnit Feb 06, 2009

    this is my problem also streering shimmy at 40 to 65 when incountering a series of dips or small potholes, new tires, shocks and tie rod ends twice i think it needs a steering stabilizer but reluctant to weld on frontend for brackets. the desiels are heavier and dont do it as much i am told. i am about ready to burn this ****** to the ground, no wonder ford needs a government handout. do they make an aftermarket upgrade that wont put me in the poor house. I think it has to be something to do with the I beam acting like a tuning fork.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    There a a rattling in the front end when on a rough road. I've been told that the kiong pins need to be replaced. How diffcult is this to accomplish?

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Hey craig
i havent seen any hub problems that would cause this problem
what i would do is remove your shocks and test them you maybe getting poor quality shocks.
and keep a close eye on your tire pressure.
are you getting abnormal tire wear?

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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    paul erickson Nov 14, 2008

    let first make sure we dont have a wheel brg problem

    The first step is to make sure that it is indeed the bearing that is the problem. The most common symptom is noise. A failing bearing will usually start with low roaring, groaning, or growling sound. This sound is especially louder and more noticeable the faster you go. The diesel trucks are obviously a little more difficult to hear the noise due to the engine noise. The noise will usually start at 35-45 MPH and get more noticeable as you go. While going straight and at whatever speed makes the noise the most noticeable, slightly **** the wheel left or right. The noise should go away and then immediatly come back as you straighten out. If this happens you can be almost certain that the bearing is failing. This is because by slightly jerking the wheel, you unload the bearing and then when you straighten up the load is re-applied to teh bearing.

  • paul erickson
    paul erickson Nov 14, 2008

    Another way to determine if the bearing is failed or failing is to jack up the vehicle and check the wheels for play. Due to the design of these hubs, they do often fail and create noise but do not have play, however when they do, you better replace it very soon. You should be very careful when checking because the tie rods and ball joints are also common to fail and they also can have play. Check for play from the center of the wheel. You do this by grabbing the top and bottom of the wheel and shaking the wheel. Look closely for the pivot point of the play. This means the point of pivot will determine the part that is failed. If the pivot point is the center of the wheel, that is the bearing. If the pivot point is at the front or back of the wheel, this is a failed tie rod end. If the play is at the top or bottom of the whee, then this is a failed ball joint. Basically you should have absolutly zero play in the wheels and If you have play, then their is certainly a front end problem.

  • paul erickson
    paul erickson Nov 14, 2008

    at work today i ran the TSB's and this is what i found



    13470 SUPER DUTY F-SERIES - ALIGNMENT/SERVICE ADJUSTMENTS

    SOME 1999/2001 F-250/350 4X4 AND F-450/550 SUPER DUTY F-SERIES MAY REQUIRE ADJUSTMENT TO THE FRONT END ALIGNMENT SETTINGS TO ADDRESS

    TIRE-WEAR OR VEHICLE DIRECTIONAL SENSITIVITY CONDITIONS. CAMBER/CASTER BUSHINGS ARE AVAILABLE IN OFFSETS FROM .25 DEGREES TO .75

    DEGREES. IF YOU NEED TO MAKE A CASTER CHANGE LARGER THAN .75 DEGREE IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU USE AN AXLE WEDGE FOR FURTHER

    ADJUSTMENT TO MAINTAIN PROPER SUSPENSION GEOMETRY

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