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Bad vibration in front

I have a 99 F-250 super duty 4x4. I had it in 4 wheel drive the other day and then I took it out and at about 60 m.p.h. I hit a bump and the left front started to **** and shook the whole truck. I pulled over and at about 5 m.p.h. it stopped till I got up to speed and hit another small dip going over a brigde. And again I slowed down and it stopped. Now it is doing it at about 15 to 20 m.p.h. on flat road. Any ideas of what I may have wrong?

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  • fattycornbre Jan 30, 2009

    I also forgot to say that at a really slow speed I can hear it making a grinding noise

  • fattycornbre Jan 31, 2009

    there is no grinding when I apply the brake but just creeping and I jacked it up and I can feel the wheel move and like a thump when I move it up and down with a long bar

  • fattycornbre Jan 31, 2009

    would a ball joint make a grinding noise on flat road and what is the "A" frame not to sure I have one. there is an axle that connects to the spindle and hub....i think

  • fattycornbre Jan 31, 2009

    now that you mention it my short shaft flops in the axle but it is not broke and at the knuckle behind the wheel is not tight like the other side but i replaced the needle bearing and it stopped making that for awile and now it is doing it again. But if it was the shaft it is not turnning at all without the hub locked in. I have no idea what it is and i really don't have the money to have it looked at

  • fattycornbre Jan 31, 2009

    ok i went out today and took the hub and everything off. I also look alittle closer and the thunmp I feel is coming from my bottom ball joint. nothing real big but i can feel it and see it move. Now after taking it apart I seen nothing wrong. put it back together and took it for a drive and again it did the same thing when i hit a bump. Now i understand it could be my ball joint but if it was why would i feel and hear almost like a warpt rotor sound and feeling on the floor board.

  • fattycornbre Jan 31, 2009

    ok i went out today and took the hub and everything off. I also look alittle closer and the thump I feel is coming from my bottom ball joint. nothing real big but i can feel it and see it move. Now after taking it apart I seen nothing wrong. put it back together and took it for a drive and again it did the same thing when i hit a bump. Now i understand it could be my ball joint but if it was why would i feel and hear almost like a warpt rotor sound and feeling on the floor board. and as far as the locking mech. goes it is locking and unlocking ok. when i jacked it i spun the tire and locked it and unlocked it and everything is fine as far as i can see

  • fattycornbre Jan 31, 2009

    ok i went out today and took the hub and everything off. I also look alittle closer and the thump I feel is coming from my bottom ball joint. nothing real big but i can feel it and see it move. Now after taking it apart I seen nothing wrong. put it back together and took it for a drive and again it did the same thing when i hit a bump. Now i understand it could be my ball joint but if it was why would i feel and hear almost like a warpt rotor sound and feeling on the floor board. and as far as the locking mech. goes it is locking and unlocking ok. when i jacked it i spun the tire and locked it and unlocked it and everything is fine as far as i can see

  • fattycornbre Feb 11, 2009

    Ok today I bought a new wheel bearing and hub assembly. It is still doing the samething. As far as the ball joint it has a little play but a mechanic told me it is starting to show signs of wear nothing major yet. I took the hub out to see it it was somehow bubbing or something and it is not the hub either. It sounds like something rubbing together as the wheel goes round and then like the it feel as if the whole tire is shaking but I can't tell while I am driving. Please someone help me I am hoping the dealership will take the hub and bearing back. I am open for seggestions.

  • fattycornbre Feb 11, 2009

    If it is my tie-rod ends why do I hear a ginding kinda like brakes rubbing on a warpped rotor. I mean I just don't think the tie-rods would make that sound. When it shimmys I can see where you are coming from but the grinding has me stumpped

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I had pretty much the same symptoms as you did. My truck is a 1999 Ford F250 standard cab. I had two things occur at the same time. I spent much time and money on the front end replacing parts onlt to find out that it was the front drive shaft universal joint. You might check that. I fixed mine and it drove like a new truck again.

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First check condition of the tires and the front brakes and the front hub and wheel bearing then the struts and the upper strut mount

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    edgar walker Jan 31, 2009

    check the front brake pads and if that does not take care of the problem check out the wheel bearings

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It sounds like a ball joint problem on the 'A' frame.

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  • David Shaub Jan 31, 2009

    The a frame is where the pivots are that keep the front wheels vertical. You could have CV joint problems or transfer case problems, drive shaft problems, short shaft problems etc. The thump is what sounds most like a frame/ball joint.

    Pull the affected wheel and check the wheel bearings, both inside and outside. You can still drive a vehicle with busted bearings but, every inch you move the vehicle causes more damage. If not caught soon enough, you will have to replace the spindle along with a lot of other expensive stuff.

  • David Shaub Jan 31, 2009

    Check the locking mechanism. It might not be releasing the whole way. 4WD is great until you have a problem. There are about 20 more things to check.

  • David Shaub Jan 31, 2009

    Were your tires mounted using an air wrench? If the torque is too high, it will pull your rotor out if flatness. Try to check the rotor without the wheel on.

    If the ball jount is bad, it will also create other problems. It should never "Bump".

  • David Shaub Feb 11, 2009

    If you can feel the steering wheel "Shimmy" while driving, it could be a tie rod end, a wheel bearing, an out of balance tire or your steering box. The rubbing could also come from a CV joint.

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check the metal cover on the inside of the rotor its just a metal cover that could be bent and barely touch the rotor/ Thank s=for using fix ya Please rate my response thank you

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