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Old 06-18-2010, 12:37 AM
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my front driver tire bounces like hell.. which causes the whole truck to shake like crazy. when i keep left pressure on the wheel its ok but when i let go or turn right the truck and tire go nuts... up and down bouncing... so i stopped it and when i kick the tire from left to right it moves alot more than it should i feel but neways please let me know what yall think... thanx
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Sounds to me like your truck needs to see a front end doctor....and possibly a tire doctor too!
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have you hit anything recently? did any custom work?
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You're getting play in the tire when you kick it? I am by no means a mechanic, and I'm sure someone will come along with a better suggestion, but have you put it on a jack and checked it out, possibly for a bad wheel bearing? Like I said, this is just my suggestion from what I have experienced, but good luck and be sure to keep us posted!

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You probably have a tire with a broken belt. check the tread and see if any part of it is out round.
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yeah i hit a big ass whole the other day...no custom stuff.....thaught bout the wheel bearing too..... also um yes i do have a big dip in the middle of the tire, bout the size of a softball right in the middle of tread in the tire
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Bet if you replace that one with your spare, the problem goes away.
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yeah i just went out and looked at it the egg in the tire is huge and the tread is starting to split and show wire
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Problem diagnosed...now all you need is new rubber and you're set.
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ok i put two new tires on it and its all good... thanx alot guys
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