Shakes or Wobbles problem
2004 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 87515 miles
This is a 2004 Heritage, Had new tires put on it last week, took it out on the interstate ( 70-75 mph) and noticed that the truck had a shimmy, the truck body not in the steering. Took back to the tire store and they rebalanced the rear tires (both were off 1 to 1.5 oz.) Took for test drive and shimmy still there. Went back to store they supposidly took a look at it and determined that the lower ball joints were bad. Being a good mechanic but little knowledge about suspension is there a way for me to test the ball joints to tell if they are really bad. They wanted $327.00 to replace both lower ones, I can purchase both at NAPA for $61.50 and my labor.
Your thoughts please?
Thanks, John Izzo
Monday, August 10th, 2009 AT 1:07 PM