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Re: Bad front wheel bearings cause whole vehicle to shake? [Re: promodmerc] #1047782 06/18/12 03:17 PM
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I got all the bearings replaced and I still have the same exact problem. Nothing has changed.

Here is what I'm going to try next.

The wife's vehicle is a 2002 Tracker and uses the same bolt patern and has the same size tire as what I have on my Sportge. I'm going to put the Trackers tire/wheels on my Sportage and see if the problem goes away.

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Re: Bad front wheel bearings cause whole vehicle to shake? [Re: promodmerc] #1047783 06/21/12 05:36 PM
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promodmerc Offline OP
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UPDATE

See first post for update.

Re: Bad front wheel bearings cause whole vehicle to shake? [Re: promodmerc] #1047784 06/21/12 07:40 PM
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homerdog Offline
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UPDATE

See first post for update.


check Advance Auto for a price on a new axleshaft. I bought one there a while ago and the price was pretty reasonable.


2001 Sportage, TJ 106's, Everet spacers and bumpstops, Bilstein shocks on the rear, cone filter, Crager wheels, 235-75-15 Goodyear tires. Custom front winch bumper by Dave Scott. Currently DOA, but it is a work in progress.
2011 Kia Forte EX
Re: Bad front wheel bearings cause whole vehicle to shake? [Re: homerdog] #1047785 06/21/12 08:45 PM
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UPDATE

See first post for update.


check Advance Auto for a price on a new axleshaft. I bought one there a while ago and the price was pretty reasonable.


Been there done that <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> $69.99. O'Reilly's want's $59.99 for remanufactured. I'd rather go new for $10 more and not have to mess with the core hassle.

Re: Bad front wheel bearings cause whole vehicle to shake? [Re: promodmerc] #1047786 06/30/12 11:48 PM
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I replaced both axle shafts and still have a vibration from 25-35. It's not as bad so I'm thinking it has to tire related. My front tires were worn & feathered on the inside so moved them to the rear when my vibration problem started

I'm thinking that the vibration is being caused by the feathered edge on the tires.

Re: Bad front wheel bearings cause whole vehicle to shake? [Re: promodmerc] #1047787 07/03/12 02:55 PM
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I had the same problem before I sold my Kia, my BFG ATs would vibrate the Kia like crazy, put on my BFG MTs and it was smooth, after I bought my Jeep I put the MTs on the Jeep and new tires on the Kia to sale it, It ran smooth when I sold it. Hope thats your problem but that was alot of work getting to that point. How is your U-joints and and slip yokes on your drive shafts? Just a thought.

Dennis


95 Sportage, gone but not forgotten.
98 Jeep TJ, 4" Zone springs with RC Long arms, Ford 8.8", 4.56 gears & Detroit locker rear, D30, 4.56 & Detroit Trutrack front.
Re: Bad front wheel bearings cause whole vehicle to shake? [Re: DennisThompson] #1047788 07/03/12 04:48 PM
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I wasn't getting any movement in the u-joints but it is a thought.

The front bearings and axle shafts did need to be replaced so it wasn't a loss.

On top of this my knock sensor is bad so I have that unpleasure to look forward to. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" />

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