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Violent Shaking

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ggallin13, Aug 19, 2000.

  1. ggallin13

    ggallin13 1/2 ton status

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    I went driving on a dirt road yesterday (I wouldn't call it wheeling), and when I got back on the street my truck had a terrible, violent shake. The first time I hit the brakes it calmed down some, but even this morning on the way to work it was bucking all over the place. Here is the weird part, though: After I hit the first intersection, and came to a complete stop, the shaking stopped, and I am back to normal. What could be causing this? I was on my way to the shop, but now I have nothing to show the guy--when he drives it, it will seem normal.

    I have a 14-bolt with a Detroit in the rear, and an open 10-bolt up front. It seemed like the vibration could be coming from up front, but it was really hard to tell with all the shaking! I did not go into four-wheel drive at all while on the dirt road, nor did I hit anything or go over anything a car couldn't ride right over.

    Any help is appreciated.

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  2. stephan van leir

    stephan van leir 1/2 ton status

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    It might sound silly, but it could be that you picked up some mud in frontend. Maybe around the rim and backing plate. Just a shot in the dark, but that could explain why it went away after the brakes were used. Try checking for sings of mud in these areas. Good luck.
     
  3. ggallin13

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    No mud. There isn't any in August in Nevada, trust me! I found out what it is, though. My right read brake hub is hanging up, so I need to get it serviced. I can see what's wrong, but I can't fix it. I called the shop, and they said that no matter what it is they'll fix it for free, so I'm set. Just gotta drop the truck of Monday, which sucks. A day without the K/5 is a day without sunshine [​IMG].



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  4. Eagle86K5

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    sticking brake calipers....
     

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