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Old 01-28-2006, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
thuhn10
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Front End Shake

While moving at 60 mph the vehicle hit a very slight pothole which caused
the steering wheel to start shaking uncontrollably. The shaking continued
until the vehicle came to a complete stop. When vehicle movment resumed
the shake was gone and so far has not yet returned. Something however is
not right to have caused this to happen. Any ideas???

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Old 01-28-2006, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Front End Shake

If we knew what we were working on, it might help...


"thuhn10" <thuhn@adelphia.net> wrote in message
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> While moving at 60 mph the vehicle hit a very slight pothole which caused
> the steering wheel to start shaking uncontrollably. The shaking continued
> until the vehicle came to a complete stop. When vehicle movment resumed
> the shake was gone and so far has not yet returned. Something however is
> not right to have caused this to happen. Any ideas???
>



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Old 01-28-2006, 10:01   #3 (permalink)
Simon H
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Re: Front End Shake


"thuhn10" <thuhn@adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:d837fcc62d890e08aea17d73aad6120d@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> While moving at 60 mph the vehicle hit a very slight pothole which caused
> the steering wheel to start shaking uncontrollably. The shaking continued
> until the vehicle came to a complete stop. When vehicle movment resumed
> the shake was gone and so far has not yet returned. Something however is
> not right to have caused this to happen. Any ideas???
>


OK, start with the easiest thing first - check your tire pressures ASAP. The
symptoms you describe could indicate severe over-inflation.

Simon H


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Old 01-28-2006, 15:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Front End Shake 2001 Explorer Sport

The vehicle is a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport

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Old 01-28-2006, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Front End Shake 2001 Explorer Sport

The only thing I can think of is that a big rock got stuck in the tire
and when you slowed down it came loose and fell off.

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Old 01-28-2006, 20:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Front End Shake 2001 Explorer Sport

The rack and pinion steering isn't really prone to this sort of
behaviour..... Excess caster can sometimes induce a front end shake such as
you describe. My first inclination would be to check the front end for
loose/worn steering parts. Inner tie rod ends can be difficult to test
appropriately... my preferred method is to have an assistant rock the wheel
side to side while I grasp the tierod (with the weight on the wheels).

For tie rod ends, no play is acceptable...


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