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I've got a wheel bearing or something in the front end going out. Its got a heckuva vibration between 50-60 mph.
Whats a good place to take my truck and have it looked at around Nashville?
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I need to figure out what it is somehow...there's almost too many posts on here with the same symptoms to figure it out..if its a wheel bearing I prob will do it myself.
 

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What part of Nashville are you looking for a shop? Or just anywhere around Nashville?
 

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does it make a thunk noise when you put it in drive i noticed after i had a vibrtion over 60 it was my rear u-joint it's a hell of a lot cheeper than that $400 wheel bearing you might want to check that out.
 

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I'm closer to Antioch so somewhere on the east or north would be great...theres seems to be a few places up by Hendersonville...sometimes it does make that "thunk". its got that tick tick too and it seems to be going faster than the tire...its progressively getter worse so I should be able to pinpoint it better within a few days.
 

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I own R&R AUTO REPAIR in Hendersonville call me at 615-826-1905
 

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might want to check out the axle u-joints also, while you check the bearings.
 

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I've got a wheel bearing or something in the front end going out. Its got a heckuva vibration between 50-60 mph.
Whats a good place to take my truck and have it looked at around Nashville?
Best way to check for a bearing going out is to jackup on the front axle on each side of the truck. Grab the tires with both hands at the top and bottom of the tire. Shake the tire, if there is any movement its the bearing. Also a vibration could be front drive shaft joints. Grab it and try to move it, if their is slack that is a problem.
 

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When I jack the front up I get just enough play to "feel" it but not enough to really notice.
I think I've got a rear u joint and something else in the front. I'll have more time to mess wit hit this weekend
 

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When I jack the front up I get just enough play to "feel" it but not enough to really notice.
I think I've got a rear u joint and something else in the front. I'll have more time to mess wit hit this weekend
If there is any slack that hub needs to be replaced. If you keep running it till it fails, the entire wheel asembly will come flying off and end up costing you alot more in repairs than the hub.
 
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