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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chevyfumes, Jun 10, 2000.

  1. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    When I take off from about 0 to 25 the tail end of my 74 kinda sways back and forth like it's waggin' it's tail. I was thinking maybe the shackle bushings or shocks anyone care to guess, after 25mph it straightens right out though.
     
  2. TexasK5er

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    Could be a belt slipping in a rear tire.....

    Nail It!!!!
     
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    chevyfumes Court jester

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    HUH?please explain in idiot terms or are you just pulling my leg
     
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    Bone85K5 1/2 ton status

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    E-brake?
    Kids tie up a dog to the trailer hitch?


    BBone 85'K5
    Wilderness Roof Rack in the winter, Skyler in the summer...
     
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    Oh man it wasn't the dog, I had tied one of the kids to the trailer hitch oh well
     
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    I had a boat trailer that would sway until it got in a groove and it turned out to be bushings. I would check the bushings and the through bolts for tightness. Could be they worked themselves loose.
     
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    Depending on the tire (radial) you can have a belt (the belts that make up the "frame" for the tire) seperated. This means a belt could have split apart internally and now air pressure is creating a bulge in the tire. It makes a real waddeling effect at slow speeds and just a out of balance feel at cruising speeds. My wifes car just had this exact thing happen. There is no fix for the tire....just a new one.

    Michael [​IMG] http://jmartin.net/parker/goose.htm
     
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    Oh, now I understand thanks guy's, I'll check that out.
     
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    I`d bet the truck is lifted with blocks in the rear. If so you need to check the center pins on the blocks, and springs. Also check the spring pads on the axel for any wear. This would make the truck dog track under torque. Also if the blocks are alloy rather than cast iron you should trash them. Buy springs or at least iron blocks, NEW u bolts, and torque them many times in the first few thousand miles. Hope all works out well.
     

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