Overnight I have adopted a bad front end vibration. It is very noticable at highway speeds (60mph). I am thinking it is a slipped belt, but it seems to come and go. Anyone have any other ideas?
comes and goesSo does it come and go or is it at all speeds every time?
Then leave it alone.it is like a nice massage....
can i check driveline vibe by jacking the ass end up on stands and running it?Then leave it alone.
Seriously, if it's more noticeable at speed and felt in the wheel, just get the tires balance checked- if you haven't hit a curb or something to bend a wheel, it's probably just a thrown weight.
Eliminate the tires from the equation and continue if necessary.
no, it seems to happen when it warms up tooDoes the vibe go away after you have been driving around for a while? Might just be the tires working out a sub zero temp flat spot. This happens in colder climates. After the tire gets up to operating temp, it loses the flat spot. Used to happen to me when I lived in the midwest. Just my best guess.:2cents:
just got everything rotated and rebalanced...ive had a vibe in mine for about 2 months now (2000 ext cab 4x4). mine is between 70-90 km/h and is acting exactly like yours. i get up to speed the vibe comes (i can see tailgate vibrating in rearview), when i slow down it continues to a point then goes away. just like yours it only sometimes happens although its getting more frequent.
step 1 i checked all the rear susp bolts and the u bolts and torqued them to spec, still vibes. step 2 changed the winter tires and rims over to the summers. while doing this i noticed my drivers side rear drum had a lot of drag (i could not turn it w the tire off but could w effort w tire on). w the summer wheels/tires on the truck drove straight (pulled to right w winters) but still vibes so i solved a seperate problem. i could not pull the drum off when changing the tires and did not have time to f around. i start work today and will have to deal with it next week (short drive so it should be ok for a couple days).
anyways im hoping that this solves the problem once and for all. by the way i run ome dakars w comfort shocks and an allpro u bolt flip.
let us know how u resolve your vibe.