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shimmy shimmy shimmy...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddysub, Feb 21, 2002.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    that's what my suburban does when i slow down, along with the normal right pull. could my rotors be damamged? please tell me they're ok and i just need to get the truck aligned. but it's not a fast shimmy, it's a slow one.

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  2. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Check both!

    Warped rotors can wear out your front end and then you will need an alignment also.

    Warped rotors feel more like a shudder to me. Shimmy or death wobble you should feel alot of movement in the steering wheel.

    Dave

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  3. DUKE

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    my brake pads did that just before they went out.

    DUKE
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    Also check the slider pins on your calipers any imperfections or blemishes can keep the calipers from adjusting on the rotors properly...maye pull the pins and check them out

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  5. Michael

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    If your rotors are warped you should feel it in your brake pedal when you slow down. It's pretty easy and cheap to get them turned if that's the problem. Ya might wanna check those big ol' tires too.

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  6. chevyfumes

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Check to see if you have broken a belt on one of your tires. My back wobbled alittle and thats what that problem was, good excuse too buy new tires.[​IMG]

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