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Noise and Vribration when Slowing down

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Lynden-Jeff, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433


    I just had my balljoints done and I notice when im rolling to a stop, I hear a faint gearing down noise, and a little bit of a vibration under my feet. Its very faint, and you can only hear it just before stopping, its hard to explain, the best I can describe is like a gearing down type of noise. Does it with or without brakes applied. Any idea what would cause this?

  2. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Driveshaft universal. It could be either the front or rear universal on either shaft. Do you have your hubs locked in?
  3. toyman

    toyman Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Could be a number of things; wheel bearing, spindle bearing, axle u joint, sensor rubbing ABS ring.

    I have always gone over board when I do a set of ball joints, I always replace the axle joints, on the superduty I always replaced the bearing assembly. Yeah it makes the cost of the repair go up, but I know that I am going to have another 100K with no front end issues.

  4. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Nope, hubs are unlocked. I think I am just not going to worrie about it, until something breaks. After all it is just a noise that is very faint.

  5. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    I would'nt wait- It'll probably break at 3am in the middle of a 10" snow 20 miles from a service station, you know what I mean?
  6. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    I would say it is your u-joints on the front shaft.
  7. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Why would they start making noise after changing out the ball joints?
    I will ask my mechanic when I take it in, if he can see anything that would cause it.


    Last edited: Jan 19, 2008
  8. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Well now you ball joints are tight and vibration free so it is now put the vibration some were else with weak parts.
  9. FteNelson

    FteNelson Member
    Messages: 92

    had the same problem man right after my ball joints were done and it happened to be the new grease fittings i had put in i just couldnt tell when i was on the gas

    that and the fact my hubs were both gone

    fyi ford guys do yourself a favor and buy a set of warn 3/4 turn hubs youll never be happier wesport
  10. cornerstone

    cornerstone Member
    Messages: 32

    I went over a speed bump real slow 2 days ago and got a vibration like a rummble and noise. 99 F250 4x4. It sounded like ring and pinion but I grabbed the drive shaft and there is no play or oil leaking around the shaft. It did it again when I was turned to the left but not to the right again going real slow. Has a posi in it. I'm going to jack the rear end and check it again. I'll let you know if I find anything.
  11. cornerstone

    cornerstone Member
    Messages: 32

    Ok, today the rumble and noise started and didn't stop. Thought something was going to fall out! With the hubs unlocked I turned the knob from 2h to 4h rolling down the street and the noise quit. Tried it 3 more times and did the same thing. Drove home in 4H with hubs unlocked/ auto position and no noise. Anyone have this happen?