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Help with intermittent shimmy

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by turbo, Jun 8, 2001.

  1. turbo

    turbo 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 82 3/4 ton (8600 GVW) burb basically stock. It has the factory 4 front shocks and the steering stablilizer shock.

    On rare occasion when brake is applied there is a substantial front shimmy with assoc steering wheel shake.
    First time I thought front wheel might be loose.

    Only happens occasionally not very often but very pronunced.
    Tire wear normal
    tracks and steers normal.
    Tows normal only happens with braking and then only sometimes.
     
  2. yeild2me

    yeild2me 1/2 ton status

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    mine does the same thing.....partly because of the cheap rotors i have on the front (a little warped), and partly because the shimmy gets exaggerated (sp?) because of the washboard of the road. busy intersections seem to be the worst because the road is rougher there.

    my whole front end is new, so this is all i can think of.

    AIRBORNE!!
     
  3. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    sounds like warped rotors to me... could also be made worse by a weak or bad steering stabilizer. I'd also double check the frt end to make sure it is tight, you never know.

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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