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2000 ford exploorer v-8 awd eddie bauer edition new wheels and tires new ball joints new tierods new shocks 3 front front end alignments started having a vibration in the front end at about 70+ mph had the tires balanced didnt change changed tires destination le 255 70 16 didnt change bought new wheels 18 inch 255 55 18 goodyear eagle sl2 tires still had same vibrationj changed u-joints front and rear shafts had the driveshafts checked and rebalanced still same vibration !!! ok im lost now any ideas my only thought left is to replace the half shafts had vehicle on lift running could see no vibration engine has good compression all cyl. new coil packs new taylor wires new iridium plugs engine has no vibration that can be found vibration feels like its in the front end you feel it in the steering wheel and your seat

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Hello, I see you may a lot of changes and replaced a lot of parts. We leased an Explorer the same Year as yours. In our case there was a slight noise as well as vibration. The problem was the Front Hub bearings, They were bad at 18000 miles.

There are a few things I want to suggest. The spinning of the wheels on the lift will not load the bearings. A Dyno table can get everything turning with a load on it. As your vehicle is a 4x4, most Dyno's were 2 wheelers. You would have to call to find one for a 4x4.

Next, if the new Hubs do not help, have a look at the rotors. They are also balanced. You can spin balance the Wheel and rotor as a unit with a floor motor. It's not the best way to Balance because tire rotation or even shifting the Wheel on the lugs will UNbalance it. But this method CAN pinpoint a problem if a Balanced tire does not spin true when bolted to the vehicle. You will know the Rotor is off-balance and which axle is causing the problem.

Would be interested to see a Post of what you found.

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