1995 Ford F-150

Dear Doctor: My grandfather gave me his 1995 Ford F-150 Flareside pickup that has 85,000 miles. It’s a great truck, except that occasionally while driving over some minor road bumps the front end will start shuddering violently. It usually only happens when going over 40 mph. The only way I can stop it is to get on the brakes — hard. The shocks on the front end were replaced one year ago. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Ben
Dear Ben: You need to make sure all the front-end parts (wheel bearings) are in good condition and that the tire pressure and tire size are correct. We also recommend the use of a factory steering shock stabilizer that connects between the frame and steering center link. Even if your truck does not have one, you can order the attaching hardware from your Ford dealer parts department.

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