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Old 04-02-2010, 07:46 PM
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Twice last week while i was driving to school (40km each way) i experianced this pulsing shake coming from the rear right. THe rear tire i think is a bit warped and has had a small vibration since ive bought it but this is a terrible pulsing shake that happens when i brake and even when i slow down to between 60-80km an hour. It does it for about 5 to 10 km then just stops only does it on the highway never in the city and always on my way to school not home. Its happend on different stretches of the road so its nothing to do with road condition. I cant figure this out wondering if i have a sticking break pad or my rear suspension is shot onthe right side idk.
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It might be a tire separating. What do you have for tires?

Also, check the inside and outside of your rim to see if you've spun off a tire weight.

And, check your u-joints for excessive play.

And, inspect your pinion seal to see if it's leaking badly.

Lastly, check your driveshaft to make sure you haven't lost a balance weight.
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ive just got the stock good years.
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I'd recommend everything that Maddog said. If you're not a fat ass like me, then you should be able to slide underneathe the rear end of your truck and take a look at anything that seems questionable. I'd zip the rear tires off and take a closer look.
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ive just got the stock good years.
It sounds like you've got the common goodyear tread separation. After you've checked all the stuff the other guys recommended, run don't walk to your tire shop and have them take a look. If you have to replace the tires, stay away from goodyear or you'll have the problem all over again!!!
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Sounds alot like a seperated tire! those crappy GY HP are the worst tires i have ever seen! if you can just take of the rear wheel and roll it on the your driveway if you can see bulges on the tread face or anywhere for that matter the tire is toast....so when you get new tires to cheap out and replace with the factory tires....they're the cheapest for a reason!
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Wasn't it Firestone that had a problem with their tires separating at the cords?
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Have your rear right brake rotor checked, it could have high spots (warped) due to heat and will cause such a thing and or check for excessive break dust build up on the rotor. I think you referring to what is called "brake chatter" which will happen when being used or not. Or like the other gentleman said you could have a broken steel belt in the tire. Broken steel belts will tend to wobble when the tire heats up and thus makes that part of the car/truck shake or wobble.
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Wasn't it Firestone that had a problem with their tires separating at the cords?
Are you referring to the ford tire failure fiasco from a few years back? If so, I believe those were separating because of ford's recommended underinflation (28psi) of the tires. If I remember right, the problem was restricted to one model tire on one model vehicle. If you run any tire underinflated it's gonna have problems of some sort...I've never run Firestones so I can't otherwise say anything either way about them.

Goodyears on the other hand, all of the ones I've run in the past have been poorly engineered tires. They hydroplane at low speeds, won't stay round (separation), and don't give any real mileage before wearing out. The last set I had separated to the point where metal shards were hanging out of the inside sidewalls at 21K miles. Yeah they're inexpensive but I got what I paid for! I only run Michelins on all my vehicles now. I've seen 80K plus miles on each one, you have to really try to get 'em to hydroplane and they stay round.
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Well yeah anytime you run your tire under inflated it is going to end up riding on the outside edge of the tread and make the center contact point draw inward away from the road thus putting undue stress on the outside leading edge of the tire. not to mention excessively stretching the tire into a shape it was not designed to perform in. It causes the steel belt which runs diagonally to stretch and become loose if not begin to tear it or warp it inside the tire carcass.
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