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titan, 6.8L V10, Memphis, MI, August 18, 2009, 12:48
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I went and had new tires put on my truck when i left the shop i had a very bad vibration that it vibrated my air intake hose off. Then all my bolts snaped at the transfercase. I had no problems prior to the tire change.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, August 18, 2009, 22:25
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    Its hard to say what could have happened. Does the repair order have a mileage in/ mileage out recorded on the repair order could the vehicle have been driven aggressively while in the tire shop for work, what was the tire shops response. It could be totally unrelated but you have reason to believe the problem may be related to work carried out when the tires were replaced. Get an independent opinion from a automotive assessor.
    Was it the drive shaft bolts that snapped off?

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    titan, August 19, 2009, 08:17
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    I drove approx 300 miles. took it to them mon morn they balanced them seemed like the guy was havin a hard time. Left when i got on freeway same thing took it back next day. They swaped tires out. Same thing a little less aggressive. I was leaving out of state reason for new tires. Got there fine next day drove it came out and saw fluid on ground. transfer case was separated from trans just being held up by drive shaft. Ford dealer said i needed new transfer case and drive shaft work got it all done the heavy vibra was gone but still has vibra. drove 60 miles to get tires balanced the rears and fronts both were off 7 ozs apiece. drove fine after no vib checked transfer bolts after balancing 3 were loose. Not falling out loose just not tight.They came out and tightend them all drove home 9 hrs had to drop it off cause gasket is leaken. Asked them to check bolts before they do the work waiten to hear. Just wondering if its not the first set of tires that did this could they have done something when they jacked it up. or tires being off balance I know some weights flew off both tire changes.

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    patrick mannion, August 21, 2009, 16:00
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    What a nightmare. If they damaged the drive shaft some how when jacking up the car it would be obvious. Wheels that are severely out of balance could I suppose cause suspension bolts to work loose and would shake the whole vehicle but are unlikely to cause the catastrophic problem you were faced with.

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    titan, August 21, 2009, 18:20
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    The next thing that happened i made it back to michigan but there was a leak some where when I stopped to have it looked over 180 miles into my trip just to have every thing checked they said the gasket was leaking. I checked my fluids got home took it to the dealer and it was not one that was replaced guess what my trans housing has a hair line crack in it that i guess they must have missed. the tire company dosen't want to claim responsibility for every thing. All I know is this vehicle is well maintained have all oil trans flush and ball u joint every thing receipt. The truck was great until they got a hold of it and I like alot of people want an opinion besides theres of course'they didn't do anything wrong. This is the 2nd shop the whole vehicle has been in for repair besides the 2 others that I took the drive shaft in and 2 get a second opinion. The ford dealer here and I must tell u I was getting no response this vehicle is not common sorry for the miss leadind. This vehicle Is a 2000 Ford Excursion 1 ton super duty that weights about 9000 pounds. Still have a little shimmy in front tire but other than that it ran great even with the cracked transmission thanks titan

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    Visitor, September 01, 2010, 11:52

    try putting new brakes and rotors on it and make sure that the lug nut are real tight ok and that should take care of your problem For a 2000 Ford Excursion

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    Visitor, May 22, 2010, 08:39

    doesnt seem like a tire balance problem the trouble may be in the drive shaft or u joints

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    Visitor, January 07, 2011, 05:39

    This had nothing to do with a tire issue. Your original problem was most likely some other issue. It's more likely you had a bad drive shaft universal joint or cv joint. Do NOT blame the servicer. ( I know it's easy to do) No Matter how bad a tire is, none of those problems could have been caused by that.

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