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2006 F 150 4x4 vibration in the front at low speed

I just had bear wheel bearings changed ($1,200) no luck . Very noticable when decellerating .

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  • donlpierce Dec 18, 2008

    I have this same issue with my 04 F150 4x4. I thought is was my front driveshaft so I replaced it. It did not fix the problem. Im starting to think its either the hubs or the front half shafts? Any advice would be appriciated.

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If you can,t detect any play or seisure in the u joints check the struts that keep the front axle aligned, when seriously rusted they can flex and allow the axle assembly to roll up bringing the front driveshaft out of align. I have had to replace two sets on my 95 f150.
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Drive shaft U joint is sloppy in the rear at the differential.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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    fredcause Dec 08, 2008

    if in front then its a ball full time U joint at the universal. disconnect it and see if the problem is eliminated.

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