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Old May 11th, 2011, 12:03 AM   #1
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94 F150 4x4 jerking

Looking at buying a nice 94 extended cab 4x4 f150, but I noticed that the front end jerks pretty bad when making tight turns even when the 4x4 is NOT engaged. Any idea what would cause this?
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Old May 11th, 2011, 12:16 AM   #2
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Hubs are staying engauged
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Old May 11th, 2011, 06:27 AM   #3
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Hubs are staying engauged
What would cause that and how could you fix it? It has automatic locking hubs. This would be my first 4x4 so I don't know too much about them.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 08:55 AM   #4
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Buy manual lockouts and throw those automatics in the garbage. my .02
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Old May 11th, 2011, 09:02 AM   #5
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Might want to check the Trailing arm bushings at the bracket near the frame, or check to see if the trailing arm is rotted out on the bottom side next to the torsion beam.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 04:59 PM   #6
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Might want to check the Trailing arm bushings at the bracket near the frame, or check to see if the trailing arm is rotted out on the bottom side next to the torsion beam.
Ok thanks I'll check it out. The truck only has 105k miles and was driven only buy 2 older guys so its in damn good shape. Not much rust on the underside either so I'm gussing the hubs are just crap.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 11:07 PM   #7
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My 2wd just had the eccentric ring in the radius arm bushing break. Its a 2wd and does this. Plus, those bushings could easily be rotted out by now. Or, automatic hubs are known to seize or break.

How many F150s have you had now?
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Old May 11th, 2011, 11:12 PM   #8
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My 2wd just had the eccentric ring in the radius arm bushing break. Its a 2wd and does this. Plus, those bushings could easily be rotted out by now. Or, automatic hubs are known to seize or break.

How many F150s have you had now?
We found out the linkage is messed up for the floor shifter and it was in 4wd the whole time even though it was set to 2wd lol. Easy fix. And at least 10. Can't pass up a great deal like this though. 4x4 ext cab 351 with 105k miles and very little rust for $1,500.

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