Mechanics

F150 FRONT END!!!!

2001 Ford F-150

Shakes or Wobbles problem
2001 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 96000 miles

My 2001 F150 4x4 Supercrew has developed a bad shake in the front end. It only happens between 50 & 55 miles an hour and at first it wasn't too bad but has grown worse. I was told that it was the lower ball joints and the upper control arm sterring bushings. I am not a mechanic nor do I play one on t.V. So I am desperate for a clear answer. Thank you for your time!
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Lubytoons
February 27, 2009.



Ok first I would have the tires balanced and rotated. See what that does and get back to me and we will go from there.

Racefan966
Feb 27, 2009.
Thanks for your answer. I did have that done initally by a tire company that deals mainly with lifted trucks and/or ones with large tires. They replaced the upper ball joints as well as balancing but were unable to resolve the problem. I finally took it to my mechanic who diagnosed the solution I listed previously.

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Lubytoons
Feb 27, 2009.
Ok now be upfront with me on this. Is the truck lifted and how much and what size tires? Does the truck have a steering stabelizer or not? I need all the info on the truck so I can better help.

Racefan966
Feb 28, 2009.