1996 Ford Bronco, Shaking at high speeds (65+) and making noise when coasting

Asked by Feb 27, 2016 at 03:19 PM about the 1996 Ford Bronco XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1996 Ford Bronco that I bought in mid August.  Lately I've noticed
that when I drive above 65 mph, the vehicle starts to shake.  not so bad as
to make me fear its going to fall apart, but enough to make me stay under
65 when i can and not go above 75 if at all possible.  yesterday I noticed it
also shakes around 55mph, then stabilizes somewhat at 60 and still
shakes above 65mph.  The most pressing and worrying issue is that if I
coast at or above 65mph, there is a terrible grinding noise and the car
starts to shake until I either give it gas or reduce speed to under 65mph.

Any Advice is greatly appreciated.
P.S. this is my daily driver, and since I am in school I occasionally drive it
long distance.

3 Answers

10

Check your alignment, wheel balance, and the wear on your tires. All the shaking around is probably wearing out your struts too.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Alright, although I forgot to mention I got alignment work done in January, and new rear tires a few weeks ago. the front tires are good as well, they were rotated when I got the new tires.

5

Check tire balance. This sounds very much like Mark's suggestions , might want to have them recheck alignment.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • what's it worth 3 answers

    some rust new motor and tranny 351 modified, c6.33's

    1980 Ford Bronco

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • Transmission Whining 5 answers

    I have a 1996 Explorer XLT with 185k miles on it. My problem started out as a sound only about three weeks ago – it sounded like a high-speed drill was turning on under my truck while I was driving. ...

    1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 2005 Escape XLT. Strong shuttering while coasting 2 answers

    I have just bought a 2005 Escape XLT. While coasting at high speed, a strong shuttering goes on like a strong tapping on the floor boards. When I increase the speed, the shuttering goes away but as so...

    2005 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 thunderbird dead battery and manual truck release doesn't work 1 answer

    Any suggestions on how to get trunk open manual release behind seat doesn't work

    2004 Ford Thunderbird Pacific Coast Edition Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Model A backfires coasting at any speed severely. Any ideas would be appreciated. 2 answers

    It has been timed. Float has been adjusted once or twice. It's a wonder the muffler remains on the car. Thanks for any ideas. Barry

    1929 Ford Model A Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Bronco

Looking for a Used Bronco in your area?

CarGurus has 196 nationwide Bronco listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Ford Bronco Questions

Ford Bronco Experts

#1 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 420
#2 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 160
#2 Clayton Cameron
Clayton Cameron
Reputation 160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,195 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Mustang
472 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Jeep Wrangler
277 Great Deals out of 18,163 listings starting at $2,950
Used Chevrolet Blazer
4 Great Deals out of 1,167 listings starting at $1,255
Used Ford Explorer
946 Great Deals out of 72,518 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota 4Runner
252 Great Deals out of 20,494 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford F-250
481 listings starting at $3,475
Used Toyota Tacoma
542 Great Deals out of 40,814 listings starting at $2,495
Used Jeep Cherokee
460 Great Deals out of 52,444 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Ford Ranger
197 Great Deals out of 5,805 listings starting at $1,650

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.