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1952 gmc 102-22 long box. trucks shakes
#1366363 Thu Jun 25 2020 04:06 AM
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Wrench Fetcher
hello every one i cant seem to get rid of my truck shaking . it feels like front end. but all seems well, just wondering could it be front ball on drive shaft to tight. all is new there as well.i tried to see if it worse when i acelerate or coast seems same. there are no modifications to truck all is stock and drive train rebuilt to new

Re: 1952 gmc 102-22 long box. trucks shakes
mikebrou #1366364 Thu Jun 25 2020 04:25 AM
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must add i read a lot on forum on this issue. just would like to know if ball tightness could cause this.

Re: 1952 gmc 102-22 long box. trucks shakes
mikebrou #1366379 Thu Jun 25 2020 11:55 AM
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Get someone to sit in the driver's seat and cycle the steering wheel while you look at every item in the steering system. Also while there look for things like broken leaf springs, loose or broken shackle mounts, etc.


That would be a place to start. If you still think it is in the drivetrain, jack up the rear axle, put it in gear and have someone else carefully observe the running gear.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
Re: 1952 gmc 102-22 long box. trucks shakes
mikebrou #1366407 Thu Jun 25 2020 03:01 PM
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Don’t rule out the tires. It’s hard to get a good set of tires these days that don’t warble on city streets at 25 mph. I tried two different sets of Michelin Defenders and a set of Bridgestone’s on a 2016 Explorer after the original factory junk wore out. Finally traded vehicle because we just didn’t like it overall. I’m thinking I’ll go with Coopers on my ‘57 Chevy 3200 when it’s ready.

Last edited by DES57; Thu Jun 25 2020 06:12 PM. Reason: Changed Firestone to Bridgestone

1957 Chevy 3200
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Re: 1952 gmc 102-22 long box. trucks shakes
mikebrou #1366493 Fri Jun 26 2020 03:08 AM
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thankyou all for the suggestions i will try them this week. if its tires its so difficult up here to get 700/15 or 670 /15. i have stock split rims 15 inches.i can get them from the stats but 350 each for mewith mounting 1600.but DES57 you may be right

Re: 1952 gmc 102-22 long box. trucks shakes
mikebrou #1366497 Fri Jun 26 2020 04:25 AM
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You can find 15" 1 piece wheels for 6 lug GM pattern in lots of widths, 5 to 5 1/2" width should be about right for those tires.


BC
1960 Chevy C10 driver 235 T5 3.73 dana 44
1949 GMC 250 project in waiting
1960 C60 pasture art
G.M dealer tech since 1980 & counting
Re: 1952 gmc 102-22 long box. trucks shakes
mikebrou #1366518 Fri Jun 26 2020 12:51 PM
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Shakes on the road at speed.........tires and king pins.........are prime suspects.

Re: 1952 gmc 102-22 long box. trucks shakes
mikebrou #1367019 Mon Jun 29 2020 06:14 PM
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Yes showkey, I usually put old yeller on jack stands with an L shaped piece of steal and attach a piece of chalk close to tire using a small vice grip. With tire turning slowly push chalk unit all the way across. If chalk is either light to heavy take to a tire/wheel shop that trims tire to a true round with a cutter. Doc.


Currently making 1954 3100 better than new
Re: 1952 gmc 102-22 long box. trucks shakes
mikebrou #1367158 Tue Jun 30 2020 04:42 PM
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bc 59 thankyou again ill keep looking. what engine to you have in 54.

Re: 1952 gmc 102-22 long box. trucks shakes
mikebrou #1367201 Tue Jun 30 2020 08:07 PM
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Tires will flat-spot if left sitting in one position too long. Especially true for bias plies.


1951 Chevy Panel Truck
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