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Troubleshooting Death Wobble


 
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St.LJustin
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 7:51 pm    Post subject: Troubleshooting Death Wobble Reply with quote

Lately I've been having a serious problem with the infamous death wobble. These are the things I'll be checking tommorow: tie rod ends, suspension bushings, steering connections. What else? Thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Troubleshooting Death Wobble Reply with quote

St.LJustin wrote:
Lately I've been having a serious problem with the infamous death wobble. These are the things I'll be checking tommorow: tie rod ends, suspension bushings, steering connections. What else? Thanks


If none of those solve it, it could be tire weights or possibly the alignment.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also check your wheel bearings and balljoints.
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St.LJustin
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll check all those things. Thanks guys.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure the trackbar is TIGHT

If the front axle isnt centered....can cause it also.
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St.LJustin
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2004 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been thinking about just removing the trackbar since I don't really need it with leaf springs. The stupid bracket is always coming loose and every time I want to do any kind offroading where I flex a lot I have to unbolt the track bar because it limits my flex quite a bit. I'm also wondering if my shocks might be causing it as well. I've put a few good sized dents on the bottom of both the front shocks and I'm wondering if that would ruin them since it changes the volume and maybe the valving. Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Right after I got a 2" pro comp lift, my front end wobbled from exactly 45 to 50 mph, decelerating. Very hard to control. I had to take it to two dealers, several times each, before the 2nd dealer solved the problem by installing a Rancho steering stabilizer, which made it slightly better, then they finally solved the problem by replacing the front end bushings. Hope this helps.
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