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

 

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Visitor, 4.0L V6, Heber City, UT, March 24, 2011, 16:27

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

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 24, 2011, 16:36
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    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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    Visitor, March 24, 2011, 16:43

    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?

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    May 15, 2011, 07:05
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    Did you ever figure out what was wrong? If so what fixed it. Because mine does the same thing. For 40 mph and up

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