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'05 Ford Explorer vibration over 55 MPH

81,000 miles on it and starting last week I began to get a vibration at highway speeds. The vibration is both in the seats and the steering wheel, though it feels more so from the front end. HOWEVER, I already have had: both front lower ball joints replaced, the front axle replaced, the tires rotated AND aligned AND balanced, and a missing sway bar link replaced. I have no idea why it still vibrates. My mechanics (yes I tries 2 places) can't get it right. Ideas???


  • Any status on the wheel bearings?
  • Find the frequency and speed and then you can relate it to something on the car...guessing sucks.
  • The vibration is pretty constant once at highway speed (above 55 or 60 MPH) and gets increasingly worse as I increase the speed. After driving more, it seems to be pretty prevalent from the passenger front wheel and the driver rear wheel, but I may be wrong.
  • Fantastic. Faulty/defective ball joint replacement. It allowed play side-side in the passenger front wheel. Only hundreds of dollars and weeks later......
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