Shake in front end

Tiny
WILLY2BE
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  • 1997 FORD EXPEDITION
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
On my ford expedition, front end shakes really bad when I go over 60 mph and also when I hit a bump at high speeds I checked to see if it was the bearings they seem fine no movement plus tires starting to wear what should I check
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Thursday, June 30th, 2011 AT 2:24 PM

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Tiny
JDL
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Hello,

This sounds like you have a tie rod end or lower ball joints that are bad. Raise the front of the truck and follow these guides to help you see what's going on.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/steering-wheel-shakes-when-accelerating-or-braking

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/tie-rod-end-replacement

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-release-a-ball-joint

Please run down these guides and report back

Cheers
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Thursday, June 30th, 2011 AT 3:01 PM
Tiny
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I replaced the sway bar bushings they where really worn and lose thought that was the problem. I also inspected tie rods boots are pretty worn but the aren, t loose in anyway also check centerlink seams tight, doenst seam bent also to let you know it goes away when I slow lower then 60. Also had upper control arms replace months ago plus rotors and calibers were changed
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Thursday, June 30th, 2011 AT 3:15 PM
Tiny
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The sway bar links or bushings will not cause the front end to shake. Can you please check the tie rod ends?
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Thursday, June 30th, 2011 AT 3:28 PM
Tiny
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Not sure but when I asked he said no but the way he did the work nothing was move so it should not have affected it I am trying to make sure before I spend money on the alignment no sense if not the problem but by the looks of it i, m going to have to get one just to eliminate that out of the list also when i, m driving I tested the alignment by letting the steering wheel go and but on the brakes (slowly and the truck stayed straight if out of balance or alignment wouldn, t it have pull to one side?
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Thursday, June 30th, 2011 AT 3:59 PM
Tiny
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The guy who did the work has been doing all my work for as long as i, ve been driving but he is a backyard mechanic but never fail me before problem is he move out of state and I can't reach him nobody else I can trust believe me I spent a lot of money. Finally a talked to him and he says what you did so I had the tie rod ends replaced the the truck works great! Thanks for hanging in there for me. I love this site.
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Thursday, June 30th, 2011 AT 5:04 PM
Tiny
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Glad you could get it fixed, that kind of problem can be tough. Please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help

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Thursday, June 30th, 2011 AT 5:35 PM

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