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Water puddle I hit a puddle with my truck. When i got onto the highway it wouldnt drive faster than 60 mph. My truck shakes at 3,000 rpms. What do you think is wrong with my truck?

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Probable wet distributor cap

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SOURCE: truck shakes while driving

check your ujoints

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SOURCE: shakes at 60 mphexplorer xlt

Tires would be the 1st place to check. If you seem to feel it more in your legs then it is likely the front, if felt more in seat bottom then could be a rear tire. Depending on how severe the vibration is there could be a tire developing a tread seperation and should be checked right away. A simple balance of the tire and wheel assemblies may be all that required also but when on a balancer they should be able to tell if the tire has a more severe problem.
Driveline components could cause vibrations also however if the above sounds like it fits then check that 1st.

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You need to have it scanned. The od off light is like the check engine light for the transmission. It will flash when you have transmission codes.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Maybe a transmission problem?

If you're only in "D", you should switch to "OD" when driving at higher speeds. "D" only allows you to move up to third gear whereas "OD" will move you into fourth. You're over-working your transmission by driving in "D".

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SOURCE: 95 f-150 3 inch lift hit bumps at 35 mph and front shakes bad

Check your wheelbearings for play and your tierod ends for play,I'm sure one of these two are at fault.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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