Truck shakes really bad when i let off the gas on 1996 Ford Explorer

When im driving, my explorer shakes really bad, and when I let off the gas it shakes even worse

by in Heber City, UT on March 24, 2011
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ANSWER by on March 24, 2011
It's hard to guess without experiencing the problem first hand but I would inspect the tires, if you see unusual wear on any or all tires, jack up the Explorer and check the wheel bearings for play, and the steering and suspension joints for excess play. Get this checked out it sounds like something has gross play and may render the Explorer unsafe to drive or may cause more wear or damage. Do you feel the vibration more in the steering wheel, if so the problem is more likely in the front tires/suspension related. If you feel the vibration in the seat of your pants on the floor area then it may be drive line related. Worn U-joints usually squeak a little when they wear out.
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COMMENT by on March 24, 2011
ya I will have to get those things checked, but do you think it could be a problem with the drive line, or the universal joints?
ANSWER by on May 15, 2011
Did you ever figure out what was wrong? If so what fixed it. Because mine does the same thing. For 40 mph and up