Pulsating while Braking

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  1. FLJ01

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    Recently on my 2001 Exp. 4x4 I have been experiencing a pulsating from the right front end. when braking. The brake pedal doesn't pulsate. I have since replaced both rotors, pads and calipers. Steering wheel stays straight. It has 90K miles.

    Don't know where to look next. Any help would be appreciated
     
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    It could be several things! Is the ABS light on or blink when the it pulsates? Could be the caliper also.
     
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    There is no ABS light on.

    The caliper was changed because I thought it may have been causing it, but it did not change.
     
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    It is something in the suspension. Sounds close to the "Ford death wobble". Check shocks, springs, tierods, bushings and anything else including a-arms, control arms and swaybar.

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  5. FLJ01

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    I will check the suspension as you indicated. It doesn't wobble. Can you provide more details on this "ford death wobble"? Thanks
     
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    I'm not sure if the ford death wobble is the same as what I had but I'd call it a death wobble. When ever I would hit the breaks I would get a very rapid and strong wobble in the steering. Mine was caused by the passenger side lower ball joint.

    Its was a very strong wobble, it felt as if it was going to shake the entire truck to death and it was very dangerous.


    Ill be following this because i still have the same pulsating while breaking. I am very sure my shocks are bad so ill be checking them first :)
     
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    Sounds Like a Ball Joint....I just had a F-150 that did the same thing...was a lower ball joint...right side too!
     
  8. FLJ01

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    Will have a look at the shocks and lower ball joint.

    Thank You
     

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