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Death Wobble! Need HELP!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mudbog42, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. mudbog42

    mudbog42 1/2 ton status

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    Ok I am watching my buddy's 89 K-5 fo him while he is deployed.:deal:

    The problem is that from a cold start when the truck gets up to about 20MPH it will wobble all over the place really bad,:yikes: feels like a tire is gonna fall off or something, its bad:what:

    And then after you stop it won't do it any more until you let it sit till its cold again and then it will do it again,:dunno: but it will only do it that one time and then its fine:thinking:

    Does anybody know what this could be?:1zhelp:

    Thanks

    Also its got a 14BSF in the rear and a 10 bolt up front
     
  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Something loose in the steering. Check the ball joints, TRE's, DLE's and Wheel bearings.
     
  3. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Death wobble is a tricky one. It could be one thing or a combination of many things. In addition to what readymix already suggested you check out, take a close look at your steering box, alignment, and tire balance. Basically, anything that's out of whack in the front end could be causing it.
     
  4. goldwing2000

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    Does it have bias-ply tires?
     
  5. resurrected_jimmy

    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    my first thought when I read the original post, and how long has it been sitting before you drove it?
     
  6. mudbog42

    mudbog42 1/2 ton status

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    Not sure it has Pro Comp X-terrains
     
  7. mudbog42

    mudbog42 1/2 ton status

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    Its only sat a couple of days
     
  8. dleroy43

    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    So my tie rod bent to the top of the pumpkin, wornout chunked SXs, and rock rashed bent rims may be the couse of my DW? :doah:

    I noticed air pressure makes a differance too
     

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