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Old 10-19-2006, 18:07   #1 (permalink)
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How does a rear axle get bent

I have a 99 F150 and Ive had alot of vibration problems. I found several things wrong from the tires being way out of balance to the driveshaft missing a weight. I had the truck jacked up today on jack stands and removed the tires, I noticed the axles look like they are bent as it rotates, I dont drive the truck offroad or anything like that, how does an axle get bent from highway driving?
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:22   #2 (permalink)
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I have a 99 F150 and Ive had alot of vibration problems. I found several things wrong from the tires being way out of balance to the driveshaft missing a weight. I had the truck jacked up today on jack stands and removed the tires, I noticed the axles look like they are bent as it rotates, I dont drive the truck offroad or anything like that, how does an axle get bent from highway driving?
Pot holes or dumping the cluth normally I have broken a couple of axles over the years and bent several housing , doesnt take much abuse just bad luck.
Have you tried removing the wheels and checking it's all square ?
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Pot holes or dumping the cluth normally I have broken a couple of axles over the years and bent several housing , doesnt take much abuse just bad luck.
Have you tried removing the wheels and checking it's all square ?
I removed the wheels last night while it was jacked up, I had it in gear and running as I watched it. I could see the axle wobble where the tire bolts on, it feels like the bearings are tight so I dont think its a bearing problem. There are tons of pot holes in the roads around here, never thought of bending an axle from those, I know ive had trouble keeping tires balanced which I assume is also coming from the pot holes.
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Re: How does a rear axle get bent

The axles can very well be bent. I seen alot of them. I guess they are not as tough as you would think.
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