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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-28-2002, 09:52 PM
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Blister. I Just purchased (about 3 months ago) The PERFECT TRUCK, for me that is.I was traveling down the road rolling about 45 or so. I had to come to a stop and when I slowed down and got to about 15 mph the front end started shaking something terribly. I litteraly thought the front tires were gonig to take off on the other direction .And then it stopped at about 5 mph. What in the world could that be. I dont have any loose lug nuts. could it be that the tires are so out of balance? Any help would be appreciated.

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Check that the tires are balanced and not worn od.

Check all the steering, including the steering box and the frame.
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Maybe warped rotors. Does it have those low dust metallic brake pads?
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What size tires? Is there any peculiar wear on the tires? What about brakes?
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check your bearings... is the spanner nut tight?
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I am ruuning 33's. I have not looked at the brakes yet though. What bearing might you be thinking of? It does it while the brakes are applied or not. Could a shake that bad be caused by something as simple as Balancing? It drives pretty good. It has a liitle play but other than that it seems to be "pretty normal" if you will. Rod. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] <font color="red"> </font color>
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I think what is happening to you also happened to me. I don't think it is out of balance tires because that would be constant and whatnot. I had the same problem with my dads one ton dump, if you were going down the road and hit a bump the front end would start shaking violently untill you slowed to around 5 miles an hour. This would also happen to my blazer every so often but ever since I replaced my steering stabilizer and drag link it hasn't happened. So what I figure it is probably a combination of worn out tie rod ball joints or drag link joints, or a bad steering stabilizer. I would start by watching the steering components in motion as a friend works the wheel back and forth to see if there is any looseness in the joints and then go from there. I hope that helps you out.
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The infamous Death Wobble. If you want to read pages and pages of people trying to discern the cause and solution to this problem, go to CK5 and enter Death Wobble into the search function. It will give you multiple pages on this ailment. I ahd the problem myself, and replaced my stabilizer and it went away. I run 38" bias ply swampers and a single stock replacement stabilizer worked great. This is actually a problem more common on the D60 front's, but it has occured in the 10bolt and D44 fronts from time to time.
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Yeah, you should see my truck in the morning when it's cold with uneven flat spots and no steering stabalizer [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] Yep, i need to pick me one of them things up [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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post #10 of (permalink) Old 09-30-2002, 08:13 AM
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I had that problem too, with my crappy 10 bolt...but it turned out to be odd wear on the tires. Whenever I turned completely to the left or the right my tires use to rub. I didn't know about it and the last owner never said anything.
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