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Help diagnose death wobble!!

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by benbacher, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Apr 14, 2013 at 6:21 AM
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    Redneck92

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    There are no upper and lower ball joints on this axle. However worn trunnion bearing could attribute to DW.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2013 at 7:54 AM
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    Dooh....guess I should have watched the video before posting. I was just going by my previous experience and didn't realize he had a Birfield axle set-up vs ball joints. As redneck pointed out, check the bearings, but definitely check the track arm mounting as well as all the other bushings that locate the axle.
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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    I just fixed the same problem on my leaf sprung truck it wasn't a steering issue at all . I replaced all my spring to frame bushings after checking everything else a hundred times and it is gone. hope you guys figure it out it !
     
  4. Apr 16, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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    Bump, any more advice?
     
  5. Apr 16, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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    hmm ? if all the steering parts are tight I would check out link connections any movement front to back in them can cause wobble . the slop in my spring bushings was causing my wobble . it seems like it should be steering component issues but would check out axel to frame connections . good luck !
     
  6. Apr 16, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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    Is this "death wobble" the same as having a bad shimmy on a solid axle front end ? (excuse my ignorance with that term :anonymous::eek:)
     
  7. Apr 17, 2013 at 12:09 AM
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    Yeah, check the video if you can doug, hahaha its a bit more than what I would describe as a 'shimmy'
     
  8. Apr 17, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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    Holy Balls !!! Yeah thats pretty bad def. something going on with the pass. side of steering/suspension Almost like a badly balanced (or no) tire/wheel but whats allowing it to do that is the problem maybe bent flange/spindle/ looks like a drag link type of steering (no pitman, is this correct ?) Drivers side looks like its behaving normally... wow...:notsure:
     
  9. Apr 17, 2013 at 12:37 AM
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    That is if you've ruled out tie rod ends,etc:
     
  10. May 22, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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    Tire was out of round all along. We put on some new 39 1/2" IROKS monday and it drives like a dream.
     
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