1988 F-150 127,000 MILES SHAKES WHEN SLOWING DOWN...

  • Tiny
  • BarefootBob88
  • 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.

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 AT 4:10 PM

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  • Tiny
  • catch_15
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Check the suspension bushings to make sure they aren't worn out.

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 AT 1:29 AM
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  • BarefootBob88
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I had the front rotors turned. Problem solved.

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 AT 8:51 PM

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