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What's up guys my 97 Cummins started this awful shaking when turning while driving at normal speed my tire on the passenger side is wearing on the outside I replaced a wheel bearing a few months ago so I'm thinking ball joints but I can't be Shure I crawled under and looked I seen no grease leaks any advice whould be appreciated thanks in advance
 

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What's up guys my 97 Cummins started this awful shaking when turning while driving at normal speed my tire on the passenger side is wearing on the outside I replaced a wheel bearing a few months ago so I'm thinking ball joints but I can't be Shure I crawled under and looked I seen no grease leaks any advice whould be appreciated thanks in advance
Could also be a bad axle shaft u-joint since they are full time splined to the hub unless you have aftermarket hubs installed.
 

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Axle u joint(s) for sure
 

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thanks guys i jacked up the front end the u joint has no play or any noise can it still be bad just want to make shure before i replace it
 

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thanks guys i jacked up the front end the u joint has no play or any noise can it still be bad just want to make shure before i replace it
Yes, usually u-joints will get stiff before they get loose.

A stiff axle u-joint will definitely cause what you are experiencing.
 

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Changed the front universal joints seemed to help a little but I'm still getting the shaking and pulling to the right when I let go of the steering wheel if anybody chould help thanks in advance
 

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Changed the front universal joints seemed to help a little but I'm still getting the shaking and pulling to the right when I let go of the steering wheel if anybody chould help thanks in advance
Were those the stub axle joints , and how were the unit bearings

Also please check the track bar ends
 

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Yea did you replace the front driveshaft u-joints or front axle u-joints? I was talking about axle u-joints.
 

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Bent axle or inner c. Check castor, camber, toe and SAI.
 

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It is 4wd how do I check the castor I pulled both axel when I changed the uni joints they didnt seem bent
 

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Did you make sure 4wd is no engaged?
 

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I’m referring to the axle tube and housing being tweaked. Difficult to see if it’s only one or two degrees. An alignment rack would be best.
 
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