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2010 f350 death shake

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by beam, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. beam

    beam Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 314

    I have a 2010 f350 crew cab duel rear wheels and when you hit a bump the whole truck shakes vilaintly until you slow down or stop tire pressure checked out only has 31000 miles on it any ideas
  2. Kwing1120

    Kwing1120 Member
    Messages: 39

    I had a Jeep Cherokee that would do this and it was the tires. they had worn funny. it scared the crap out of me when it happened the first time.
  3. weekendwrench

    weekendwrench Senior Member
    Messages: 126

    You too huh. I Had a Grand Cherokee do it to me as well. Gives a whole new meaning to “scaring the living F**k out of ya”. It was the tires as well.
  4. Pm 1olddogg he had the same thing on the same truck.
  5. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    I dont know about the Ford trucks, but when I used to work on the jeeps, the trac bar had a ball and socket joint on one end that would wear out like a ball joint does and if you hit a bump just right, you would get death steer ( lost count of how many i replaced on customers vehicles). I would check into a trac bar (or something like that) on the super duty. All its job in life is to hold the axle in the same place. There would be a mount on the axle and on the frame of the truck.
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    jack up the front end, and wiggle both tires,,,,side to side and up and down. sounds like something is loose. then i would take a pry bar to every joint under the front end. and see if you have any play.
  7. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    Track Bar.Track Bar.Track Bar.Track Bar.Track Bar.Track Bar.Track Bar.
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    you think the track bar is what he should look into locker???
    you might be getting at something huh???? lol
  9. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

  10. topdog1

    topdog1 Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Check the king pins and ball joints had a 450 that did this also
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    no kingpins in a F350
  12. dieseltech

    dieseltech Senior Member
    Messages: 273

  13. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
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  14. beam

    beam Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 314

  15. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Check all front end components for play, especially shocks and tires. I got it twice in my Dodge and it was bad tires than a bad shock that caused it. It is downright scary, especially with a trailer behind you on the highway at 70MPH. Good luck tracking it down.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Why not have the dealer fix it? Out of warranty on a 2010 already?
  17. beam

    beam Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 314

    2 weeks for appt almost parked it in their sevrvice bay here it is :realmad:
  18. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    We've had that problem on a few trucks, 09 and 10. Steering stabilizer shock was bad.

    If you get a new one, unbolt one end of the old one and move it back and forth, you'll be able to tell the difference from new to old.

    It's really a quick and easy fix - and if you don't mind aftermarket parts, they're less than 50 bucks, Fords is a touch more. Better than waiting two weeks.
  19. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    My problem was the tires, they tried everthing
    To fix the issue, we split the cost, I had 32000 miles
  20. sailorman3

    sailorman3 Member
    Messages: 48

    I had and am still having the exact same thing happen with my 09 F250. Twice at the dealer and they couldn't find anything and the last time they charged me for the labour, even though its still under warranty. There is a Ford Techinical Bulltin out on the 08's but they still don't have a fix for it. My truck shook so much once today, that my plow controller and cell phone came off the dash and gear shifter.