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Ford F-250 4x4

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Foxfire, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. Foxfire

    Foxfire Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Hi everyone, I am having a problem with my front-end, Just had all the ball-joints replaced, But I still have a bad shake in the front-end when I apply my brakes. If anyone knows what could be the problem I sure could use the Info.. Thanks ............. :help:
  2. BigBlu250

    BigBlu250 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    If it's only happening when you hit the brakes, it's probably warped rotors.
  3. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    I second the rotors.
  4. ShannonS

    ShannonS Member
    from IOWA
    Messages: 96

    yeah i say the rotors too
  5. Foxfire

    Foxfire Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Thats what I thought, I bought new rotors & pads. I am at a loss for words on this one.........THANKS !!! :help:
  6. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Did you check the front stabilizer shock?
    Tie rods?
    Idler arm?
  7. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    I know this sounds stupid but My friend replaced all 4 rotors on his dodge and still had a terrible shake when he applied his brakes. Come to find out one of the new ones was warped from the factory, some kind of defect or something. Might want to look at them again?
    BOAST :)
  8. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    That happens a lot Boast. Although not usually necessary, whenever I have to replace rotors I always have them turned and trued before I install them. It also helps remove any residual oils left over from packaging. I have had more than one rotor fresh out of the box that wasn't true.
  9. Foxfire

    Foxfire Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    Hi guys, Still have that shake going on, I have checked everything I can think of. I will not give up until I find the problem. (Question) Where my leaf springs are attached to my frame is their rubber bushings in there ?............
  10. naco

    naco Member
    Messages: 49

    we just did a f250. that had the same problem. we replaced the entire front suspension, front u-joints, everything, it turned out to be a front hub/bearing race. hope this helps. :D
  11. Keith_480231

    Keith_480231 Senior Member
    Messages: 389

    You said that you just did a entire front-end on a F-250? If I could ask you what did it cost and what were all the parts replaced? Just bought one and was wondering about doing the same before the first snowfall.