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How to tell if you have a bad wheel hub on 01 Ford explorer. I've had all of these things done... Bushel arms, ball joints, tire end rods replaced and my tires aren't sitting right still

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A fires misalignment with the road is corrected by a wheel alignment providing all the steering components are within acceptable spec. Go to a good full service front end shop that specializes in truck alignments.

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SOURCE: problem with shaking tires

replace the idler arm that connects the steering linkage to the frame on the passengers side,heavy duty part is about$90.00

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Tires worn on the inside only

this is caused by a camber problem, camber is the tilt of the tire in and out, this can be caused by worn lower control arms, have them checked by a front end shop, they will in most cases do a visual check of the front end and give u an estimate for free, I know tire shops do this.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Under 40mph rides ok. but

how about your tires ? they might have a broken belt in them .... hope this helps

Posted on Dec 06, 2010

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SOURCE: 1993 dodge 350 1 ton 2 wheel drive shaking in

I had this problem also. I had the rims cleaned, balanced the wheels and replaced the shocks. Each action helped a bit but replacing the shocks was the most improvement.

Posted on Feb 12, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a 99 explorer with torsion and the bottom of the tires tilt outward. I have replaced the outter tie rod, upper ball joints with arms lower ball joints and hub bearings. Any idea what else would

Was an alignment performed with each part replacement? Yes, then don't worry about it. My 90 Bronco (Full Size) sat the same way even with a different suspension setup (Twin Traction Beams). The camber angle that is on these more capable vehicles is to provide better traction in off highway situations. The toe and caster angles are setup to minimize the tire wear even with the unusual stance.

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I have a 1989 ford f-250, when i have it going over 40mph it starts shaking like if my tires were about to fly off,any idea what can be my problem


Could be a few things, warped rotors, u-joint, upper control arm. Best thing to do is take it to an alignment shop. They will not align it if something is bad on your chassis or front end until you get it fixed. Good Luck

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What else can make front end shimmy besides tie rods?


basically everything can didnt specify type of vehicle so well go thru list first tires out of balance or under inflated and or oversized for vehicle ---hub /wheel bearing going bad ---upper or lower ball joint bad or damaged ----upper or lower control arm bushings---shocks/struts bad ---tie rods not properly installed ---idler arm bad or damaged --steering box/steering rack bad or damaged

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Front right tire wobbles as if out of balance at speeds of 60-65 mph even after getting it balanced.


Assuming the wheel and mounted tire is balanced and the wheel is not bent would point to play in the front end suspension ball joints (control arm ,steering arm, tie rod), worn suspension bushings, or worn strut cartridges. However, some balancing is done at low revolutions rather than high speed balancing. The tire itself could have a belt that is separating in the tire that gets worse the faster it goes. Was the tire dismounted and remounted? Do you see a noticeable odd wear pattern on the tread? With the car up on a jackstand, grab the wheel at 12 and 6 o'clock and try to shake looking for play; then do the same thing at 9 and 3 o'clock. Check that all of the rods rods are tight especially near the ball joint and the bushings have not deteriorated. Loose wheel lug bolts/nuts are another cause.

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We have a 2004 Ford Expedition when you turn right there is a noise coming from the wheel on the driver side. At first it was like a grinding noise so we changed the inner/outer tie rods. The noise...


There are several components that could cause noise from the front when turning. The components to be concerned about are, Wheel bearings, Ball Joints, Tie rod Ends, CV joints and brake rotors.

Wheel Barrings:

Jack the car up under the control arm until the wheel is off the ground about 3 inches. Slide a pry bar under the tire and place the other hand on the top of the tire. As you lift and lower the pry bar fell for loose movement in the tire. If there is such movement you have a bad wheel bearing.

On your vehicle this is a sealed Hub.

Ball Joint:

Repeat the test above and watch the upper and lower ball joints for movement. Is there is movement replace the bad ball joint.

Tie Rod ends:

You have changed the inner and outer tie rod ends so you are probably covered there.

CV joint:

The Joint is housed in a rubber boot. If you can feel the joint inside the boot you can turn the tire forward and back and feel for play in the joint. If you are not able to feel the play you can loosen the clamp on the boot and push the boot out of the way. Then repeat the test.

Brake Rotors.

You have already changed the rotors so this is not likely the issue.

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I have a 1994 chevey exstended cab 4 wheel drive it has a vibration in front it seems kije uts there when i accelerate then it kinda goes away but then when i brake and slow down it vibrates worst


sounds like you have a warpped brake rotor, bad ball joint, or a bad tire. I would recommed taking the truck to a tire shop and have them shake down the front end that will tell you if its a tire or ball joint

Mar 01, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Front tire wear on inside creating pockets and road noise. how much of the front end do i need to replace to achieve alignment?


You can't stop short with front end repair or your just throughing money away . But upper and lower ball joints are the biggest problem on this vehicle . The uppers are not bolted they used rivits to hold them to the frame and with antilock brakes the vehicle shakes from side to side and this loosens the rivets once there loose the front end can not be alinged So start with that ball joints the rest of the parts are heavy dudty

Jan 26, 2011 | 1999 GMC Jimmy

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My 94 Silverado pulls very hard to the right, and is eating up my front left tire like nothing. what other than alignment can be going wrong?


You could have a bad tie rod end, Idler arm, pitman arm, wheel bearing or ball joint. All of these will normally cause a vibration also. Check by jacking the front end one side at a time and moving the tire back and forth on front and back and in and out on top and bottom. Either watch or have someone else watch the steering assembly for movement and where it is. If there is no unusual movement, it is more than likely an alignment problem or tire problem.

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When i make right or left turns beneath my driver side i hear a thumping/pulling sound


there is a numer of things tha cause this bad ball joints tie rod ends for loose wheel bearings try this get the front end of the truck off the ground take a long bar pipe and place it under the tire if the tire move up and down replace the ball joints or my way take a big pair so channel locks and try move the ball joints up and down also try this on your tie rod ends. to check for loose wheel bearing try moving the tire side to side if you can fill play replace the wheel bearings and seal.

Jul 01, 2010 | 2004 Ford Explorer

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Replacing tie rods for a 2000 ford escort ZX2


The tie rod ends are at the inner wheel of your steering rack.

Loosen the road wheel and jack up the car, then put the car on an axle stand.

Now remove the wheel.

There is a locking nut on the steering arm locking the tie rod. Slacken this nut and replace it finger tight.

Undo the nut holding the tie rod to the hub assembly.

Using a ball joint splitting tool, loosen the tie rod ball joint and lift it clear from the hub assembly.

Now unscrew the tie rod and count how many full turns it takes to come of the steering arm.

Refitting is the reverse of the dismantling proceedure. However count the turns as you put on the tie rod, the same way as you did when you took it off.

When all the work is done. You will have to get the tracking checked out by your local tyre centre.

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How do I replace the upper ball joints in my 2002 Ford Explorer?


The upper ball joints are replaceable without replacing the control arms. Use Moog K80008 ball joints and a ball joint press.

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