Hi, my name is eddie. i have an 89 f150, 4x4, reg cab, it has a 5.0 fuel injected. it has a real bad vibration. i mean it shakes the whole truck. it has new tires. how can i tell if its driveline.

Asked by May 21, 2012 at 07:17 PM about the 1989 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How would I go about checking the shafts to see if.that's it.

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You could have a bad U-joint causing the issue or a weight fell off the driveshaft. Only way I know of checking the balance of the driveshaft is to remove it and have it checked at a local machine shop or driveline specialy shop. Check your motor mounts too? Anyone else?

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Does it vibrate when the vehicle is in park and the motor reved? What is the condition of the front suspension? I suggest you take it to a shop that has a frame lift where the components can be checked with the wheels off the ground and the motor running. Also check the rear suspension and make sure nothing is loose there.

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