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Ok guys, yesterday I began noticing a additional vibration while turning. Due to the road conditions I was in 4X4 drive, when I took it out of 4x4 the was no additional vibration until later in the day. I am assuming that my hubs are bad, but I still need to lift it and check.

I was hoping that while I was doing that I could employ the wife as to finding the parts at the store. Can any of you give me a good brand to use, I have heard a lot a Timken but nothing about any others. Only thing is the only place that I can find Timken parts is closed till Monday and I was hoping to get the truck back on the road.

If anyone has a recommendation on Hub Assembly Manufacturers please let me know, I have found some Nationals here in town but that is about it.

Thanks guys.
Dave
 

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Timken. Jack up your truck and feel for wheel play before you drop 4 bills on a pair of hubs. are your CV boots split? if so, are the dried out? Give your driveline a good inspection. also check your u joints on front shaft.
 

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Confused

Well just got done looking everything over and the only thing that appeared to be wrong was the interior tie-rod joint boot had slipped and is buckled exposing the the nut. The hubs are firm with no play, the U-joints are all in good shape, no holes in the CV boots. I did notice that I need to have my rotors changed in a short while.

Any one have any other Ideas, please let me know.
 

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you could have anything from a bad hub to a bad cv axle to bad u-joints for the 4wd shaft
 

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Did you remove shaft and feel for a dry joint?
 

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Wait, while turning? where you on dry patches?
 

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Update!

Nope, no dry patches. I did not pull the shaft yet, I had to give the wife's vehicle a tune up before I get to in-depth on my that way I can have a run around car.

I might pull the shaft tomorrow, so I will update you if I do. Hopefully the more info I feed you guys the better the diagnosis.

Thanks for your replies.
Dave
 

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hmmmm......I think when ya hubs go out you WILL NOTICE:eek:,it gets louder and vibrates worse.....Prob the hubs if you have more than 70k or so,I did my first one at 110k and second at 145..........never had any of the other stuff mentioned that why i say that tho,could be anything after all.......when you checked the hubs did you have it lifted and rocked the whole wheel up and down??
 

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Wait, while turning? where you on dry patches?
Even on damp/wet ground if you turn hard you might notice a shudder/vibration from the front end. You sure it's not just the normal binding that occurs when you turn hard/sharp going relatively slowly in 4 wheel?
 

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Thats what I was thinking
 

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Even on damp/wet ground if you turn hard you might notice a shudder/vibration from the front end. You sure it's not just the normal binding that occurs when you turn hard/sharp going relatively slowly in 4 wheel?
x3 very common on our trucks, it even worse when you try to turn and forget to unlock the E-locker:rolleyes:
 

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Thanks Guys

Well I appreciate all the advice. I still haven't found anything so I think that I am going to wait and see what happens and just keep a more diligent eye on it.

Thanks again,
Dave
 
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