Mechanics

F-150 127,000 MILES SHAKES WHEN SLOWING DOWN...

1988 All Other Makes All Other Models

My truck was shaking quite a lot and I determined that my ball joints needed to be replaced. I replaced them all and the truck drove great. For 4 miles. Now the truck shakes like hell when I down shift or just slow down. Once I've slowed down, not stopped. The truck will continue to shake until I have stopped. It doesn't do it when I accelerate or at cruising speeds. Just when I slow down or down shift. I don't even have to use the brakes to make it shake. I was leaning towards possibly a bad u-joint. When I bought the truck the u-joints had been replaced along with the drive shaft and a rebuilt transmission. Help would be much appreiciated.
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BarefootBob88
November 28, 2006.



Check the suspension bushings to make sure they aren't worn out.

Tiny
Catch_15
Nov 29, 2006.
I had the front rotors turned. Problem solved.

Tiny
BarefootBob88
Nov 29, 2006.