Q: Rear end of truck hops occasionally, usually at slower speeds, what could it be?

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When driving, typically at slower speeds, the rear end of the truck vibrates and feels like it hops.. if I let off the gas or just continue driving, it ends up stopping.. I have retreads on the truck and didn't know if that could cause it, but if it were the tires wouldn't it do it all the time? Or could it be a carrier bearing or u joint..

My car has 122000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. First off, I would strongly recommend removing the retread tires as soon as possible. Retread tires can cause the type of symptoms you are describing - and can do it on an inconsistent basis. They are also prone to failure quicker than standard replacement tires - so it’s a safety concern. In regards to other possible sources, the U-joints, rear axles or rear shock mounts might be the problem parts.

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