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Old 09-11-2012, 05:58 AM
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As I said in my PM. If it is getting worse try these steps before going to get it looked at. Jack it up one side at a time so that it clears the floor. Try to work the wheel side to side and see if it seems to have play without moving the steering linkage. Do the same thing top to bottom and check for play in the front end there too. If this yields good results, then try the next step. If the tire has a broken belt and it is getting severe, you may be able to actually see it. Try spinning the tire slowly and watch for a deformity that is visible in the tire tread. This is really hard to see but close inspection can spot it if it is really bad. (the practiced eye of someone who has seen broken belts before can spot it easily) It may seem out of round when spinning it or there may be a tread deformity showing tread offset even. This will only be visible if it is really severe. It does not take much of a break to have a really bad driving experience, and Dezertrunner is absolutely right. It does sound like a tire/wheel issue. In the interest of being thourough before taking it to the shop, try the above steps, it may yield results and save you some time and headaches. Good luck and keep us posted friend.
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I got under there again this morning and realized I missed a whole bunch on the top backside of the wheel. That is definitely the culprit. I had to limp to work at 50 mph on the highway this morning because it was so bad. We have a jack here at work So i'm going to take the front wheels off and clean them before I go home. Thanks for your help!
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I sincerely hope that is it friend. That would be awesome since it means no money out of your pocket. Please keep us posted on your progress.
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So just now at break, I went out with a wire brush, got under the truck and knocked off the rest of the mud. The vast majority of it was on the front right wheel. I will be driving it to pick up lunch at 11:00 so I will see if that fixed this little issue.
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ALL FIXED! Thanks guys! I guess I wasn't as "thorough" as I said I was. haha
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Glad to hear it friend! That will save you some money. Always better to check the little things first.
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