92 Dodge Ram front end shakes

Tiny
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I have a 92 Dodge Ram 3/4 ton, 4X4 with the Cummins turbo diesel. This morning going to work the front end started to shake violently. I had to pull off the road. It would start to shake at around 10 mph. PLease help! What could be the problem?
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Friday, January 6th, 2006 AT 6:46 AM

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Tiny
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Check for a separated tire. It could even be on the rear.

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Friday, January 6th, 2006 AT 7:54 AM
Tiny
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How can u tell if the tire is seperated? Kind of a dumb question./ I can't see anything wrong with it
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Friday, January 6th, 2006 AT 8:04 AM
Tiny
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If you can't see the tire being out of round or see a bubble, you might try jacking up one wheel at a time and turn it. You can watch to see if it is out of round.
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Or maybe even have someone look at the wheels as you drive by. I assume this does not occur when accelerating in netural.

If you are driving and push in the clutch, does it stop shaking or wait until you slow down some.

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Friday, January 6th, 2006 AT 8:10 AM
Tiny
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It is manual and I did shut the truck off in neutral when going down the road and I still did it. It wasnt that bad this morning until I hit around 60 mph. Then all of the sudden it was violent and never quit
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Friday, January 6th, 2006 AT 8:14 AM
Tiny
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I would check the tires first. The next thing to check would be loose front end parts. If the parts are worn a lot and you hit a chuck hole, it could cause the shaking you describe but it would normally go away after you slowed down and until you hit another hole.

Check the tires.

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Friday, January 6th, 2006 AT 8:22 AM
Tiny
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Let me know if you found anything. You might have to take it to a tire dealer and have them check it if you can't see a problem. Sometimes, it is hard to see a separation.

How old are the tires and who made them. It we decide it isn't the tires, we will consider other things.

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Friday, January 6th, 2006 AT 12:26 PM

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