I bought a fixer upper 92 4Runner 4x4 V6. I'm trying to diagnose a steering/suspension issue. I noticed, somewhat at random, that the front wheels will shimmy severely. I have it up on jack stands and the wheels have quita a bit of play side to side. Is this tie rods or ball joints? If it is tie rods, how do you figure out which tie rod end needs replaced.
Also, is it just coincidence that this problem wasn't evident during a previous test drive or during the 60 mile drive home after purchase? The very next time I drove this 4Runner after bringing it home. this problem surfaced.
Any help is appreciated.