I need advice! I have a 97 F-150 2WD with almost 90k miles. It has developed a shimmy/shaking from ,what appears to be, the front of the vehicle. I placed the front of the truck on jack stands and tried to move the tires up and down. No-Go. It appeared to be solid as a rock...but when I attempted to rock the tires from side to side, they would rock what appeared to be at least 2 inches maybe more. A machanic friend said ball joints were ok but tie-rod ends were shot. You guys would know better than he...Is that the case?
Footnote: I first noticed this after a wheel alignment. I have since had it re-aligned twice at different places as well as wheels rotated and balanced six times. Replaced shocks. Nothing helps.