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Death wobble

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Afireinside, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. Afireinside

    Afireinside Registered Member

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    I have a 1994 k3500 4 door DRW truck between 35-40 mph I get a wicked death wobble.Any Ideas would be great.I know how to cure the d-60 stuff but this ifs is new to me.
    Thanks
     
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    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    new springs ,bushings, and 1 or 2 fender washers under each cap and that will solve your problem.
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    IFS. balljoint, TREs, tire pressure? I put 36 swampers on my 97 dodge and it DWed, ended up being tire pressure fixed it
     
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    1. Check tires for out of balance
    2. Check CV shafts, if they are going bad, will act like that.
    3. Can't remember what 3 was.

    My truck did the same thing, and my buddy's did the same also. Mine is a 97, buddy's was same year I think CC dually. His CVs went, and at 40 or so mph, they should prett bad. Mine did it too, so I put new CVs in, still did it. Put my winter tires on, and it went away. Mounted up new tires, still wasn't there. So if tires are way out of whack, it will cause DW.
     
  5. Afireinside

    Afireinside Registered Member

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    Thanks for the replies Is there a quick way to check the c.v shafts without removing them?The ball joints look and feel good, the tires were just balanced.Any more ideas would be great thanks
     
  6. Afireinside

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    I don't drive this truck often.But lately I have to daily drive for the next couple of weeks.It is really starting to get bothersome and I think a little worse.
    I had the front tires remounted and balanced.Nothing
    Ball joints look and feel good?
    Still havn't messed with the c.v.s
    Any other ideas would be great thanks
     
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    try rotating tires front to rear. how are your shocks?
     

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