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02_24valve 02-04-2018 09:35 PM

Wheel locked up?
Well i got my electrical issue sorted out and now i just came home going like 20 mph and my driver side wheel starts jumping like crazy!! I slowed down completely and drove home slower and it went away can someone point to what it could be so i can get ot foxed asap i love my truck and its my daily back and forth to work

gorms 02-04-2018 10:16 PM

Time to jack up the front end and check for something loose. Could be many different things from loose lug nuts or wheel bearing to a tight u joint in the knuckle.

02_24valve 02-08-2018 05:47 AM

Checked what you mentioned didnt feel no play but my tie rod ends and draglink has a lot of play in it what else could it be or what should i look at?

deere country 02-08-2018 06:13 AM

Did you place a pry bar and try moving it or did you just try this with your bare hands? You won't likey find it without some force. Take the wheel off along with the brake caliper. You obviously have an issue you just need to keep looking.

gorms 02-08-2018 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by 02_24valve (Post 3343775)
...but my tie rod ends and draglink has a lot of play in it what else could it be or what should i look at?

If those are all worn out that's a problem. Think of each of those joints as a ball sitting in a cup just the right size. Its ok to be able to roll the joint by hand, like rolling the ball in the cup. The ball should not be able to bounce in the cup though....just to clarify. So if you jack up either front wheel, grab it at 3 and 9 and wiggle it solidly should feel tight with no clunks.

Checking at 12 and 6 o'clock with a prybar is best, as deere country stated. No more than 1/8" of up and down play ad zero side to side play is what you are looking for in ball joints.

Check the knuckle u joints for tightness by supporting front wheels off ground, turn steering wheel full lock and rotate each front wheel by hand, while watching the knuckle. Ujoint should turn freely.

02_24valve 02-13-2018 12:37 AM

Checked all as mentioned all good did the 3 and 9 method and could push the wheel in from both points left to right lot of play

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