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F150 vibrates at high speeds

Discussion in 'Tires, Wheels and Bearings' started by mcquist, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. mcquist

    mcquist New Member

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    I have a 2013 Ford F150 and the entire truck vibrates/wobbles at speeds >80 mph. I've had the tires road force balanced, the alignment checked and still nothing. Any suggestions?"
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    Welcome to the FFO!

    NVH. Wheels and tires would be the obvious choice.
    Do you have stock wheels?
    How old are the tires?
    Is this a 4X2 or a 4X4?

    Next time you are driving it, get up to a speed greater than the strongest vibration speed and take your foot off the accelerator and shift to neutral. Then post back if the vibration is still there.

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    thanks for the quick response...

    wheels are stock, tires less than a year old, 4x2

    I've already ran the test you stated, got up to about 85 and put it in neutral, and the vibration is still there (while in neutral). that is what led me to believe it is in the wheels, alignment, etc.
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    When was the concern first noted?

    Possibilities -
    The rear axle is also part of the things moving including wheel bearings front and
    rear.
    To some extent the drive line is engaged as well. Drive line balance and angle are two areas however not very common in a used vehicle.
    Even though the tires and wheels are balanced it may be possible a single tire has a problem internally.
    Checking tire run out may yield some clues.
    Wheel mounting to the hub face would be something to look at.
    Lug nut torque

    Rotating the tire/wheels may put the vibration in a different place. Or rotate the spare into the mix.

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    find a different place to balance your tires
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    Carrier bearing on the driveshaft? You can usually tell which, or corner of the vehicle the source of the vibration is coming from, so a little more detail would help. Wheel bearings should be checked too. Like said before, rotate the tires and see if the vibration changes, or goes away.
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    I had a 2010 tail stock bearing in the tranny had play in it would shake at hiway speeds like a ujoint
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    71CC2C47-9391-4F95-A16D-ABC71DAA400B.jpeg ( I found it the hard way)
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    See if this relates to your problem
    http://www.fordforumsonline.com/threads/ford-f150-one-piece-driveshaft-slip-bump-fix.12366/
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    I think I would call a friend with an F150 and switch tires and wheels with him just for a quick road test. If the vibration is still there it's not a wheel or tire issue.
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