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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-09-2003, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Relaying info for Bronco guy in AK

Hi. A guy named Wiese from Alaska asked me to post this for him. Apparently he's having problems registering: <font color="blue">
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I am getting a horrible vibration up front. I have just replaced the front wheel bearing on the driver side, inner and outer. I also replaced the u joint on that axle shaft. The bearings were bad so im glad that I replaced them, but the virbration is still there. When I have the hubs locked and Im in 2 wheel drive, then the vibration is constant. When I put the truck into 4wheel drive the vibration goes away while driving constant, But when in 4wheel I slow down the vibration comes back. Could it be the U joints on the fron driveline or the fact that the front driveline hasnt been balanced?? Coudl that cause that horrible vibration in my front end? I guess I can try to do the other 2 axle U joints from the passenger side, but it really feels like it is all coming from the right side of the truck. I am going to remove the drivline and lock the hubs then, so if the vibration still occurs, then I knwo it is in the front end, but if the vibration goes away I know it is the U joints in the driveline? is that a good idea?? any ideas will be appreciated! [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Thanks guys</font color>
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Re: Relaying info for Bronco guy in AK

Wiese,
If I were you I'd replace everything on the passenger side as well just to keep up good maintenance. If the Wheel bearings were trash on one side chances are they are on the other as well. Remember to replace the races when you do the bearings or you'll be doing them again much sooner than you would otherwise. I'm thinking vibration like that is probably caused from a bad ujoint. The joint could be one from the driveshaft or axles. While you are doing all of this work make sure to take the time and lube the slipjoint on the pass side axle while you have everything else apart. This would be a good time to make sure your ball joints are in good shape as well.
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Re: Relaying info for Bronco guy in AK

This may be a stuipd question but you didnt mention it inthe post have the tires been rotated front to rear
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Re: Relaying info for Bronco guy in AK

he emailed me too, i suggested checking the axle slipjoint for slack, because mine is loose and there's no way i could run with the hubs locked over 35mph, it vibrates like a mofo
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