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Old 02-16-2003, 10:49 AM
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Thanks, Tom

I haven't noticed a pull right or left of any kind ... but I haven't given it a real test yet. I will ... but she seems real straight and steady.

Thanks for sending me the pic.

Also, would it be hard for me to adjust caster/camber/toe myself? I've never done it before. What gauges/tools would I need?

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No you don't want to tackle the front end alignment with out the equipment!!! I do not have a vibration damper in either of my Mustang II units (both power) and have never had any kind of feed back through my steering colum other than a little pump noise that the damper would eliminate ( only on one vehicle, and due to a bearing in the lower part of the column) Did you spefically ask yopu mechanic if he found any problem with your wheel bearings?

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Thanks for your input, Trees.

We checked the wheel bearings ... they're fine.

One other suspicion I have is the back tires. When I first got the truck, the front tires were "lumpy" - the kind of thing that happens from sitting too long, so I put new tires on the front ... the back tires LOOK nice and the tread is such that I hate to trash them, but it could be that they are causing the problem. I won't know unless I put different wheels on and take her out on the highway - which I haven't done yet ... but they *could* be the cause of the problem.

The shimmying is down to a very minimum amount at this point, but it is still there. I'm picky about things and this will drive me nuts until I know I've eliminated the problem 100%.
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The saga continues ...

I put new tires on the back today and I've definitely got a smoother ride, so they were needed. BUT I'm STILL getting a shimmy at around 50 mph ... this is driving me nutzoid! I'm gonna have me mechanic do an alignment according to TomSlik's suggested spec's (see previous page) and see if that helps.

Last night I was in heavy traffic - there was a major accident up ahead - on a 3 lane highway ... rush hour ... everyone was bumper-to-bumper, going about 15 mph ... real slow and steady. I noticed the truck bobbing up and down slightly (I could feel it in my seat) - this was before the new tires, but I was wondering if that would suggest anything to anyone here? Maybe the rear end has a "wobble" in it? Is that possible?

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any time that i have seen a vehicle wobble at slow speed, it was a tire seperation.jack vehicle just clear of the ground and spin each wheel, look very carefully. good luck!
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Old 02-21-2003, 07:14 PM
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By "wobble" - you mean up & down? Or left & right?

Thanks, Milner.

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depending where the seperation is, if it is in the center it will be up and down. but if it is off to one side of the face, it will wobble side ways. hope this helps.
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In addition to a belt seperation, you may also have a bent wheel, rear axle (or flange) or a front hub bent or out of round.

You need to jack it up and check each wheel as it turns and notice anything out of round (or side to side wobble. It may be something as simple as a tire bead having not seated properly when mounted.
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Old 02-22-2003, 08:36 AM
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Good info. Thanks, guys.

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i agree with mr. slick there,a little more caster will help you feel you have more control and a little better return around corners
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i agree with mr. slick there,a little more caster will help you feel you have more control and a little better return around corners
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sorry about the double post didn't see the second page either i'm getting old
good sugestion on the tires being the problem in that low speed wobble i've seen plenty of new tires have that problem and you can't tell by looking at them. might check your drive shaft for worn ujoints, poor installation,straightness, balance,and proper angle. check all the mounts too while your at it,eng., trans., rearend.
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I found out today that my mechanic says he couldn't get any more caster or camber out of the front end. He says he took it as far as he could, to the positive, and the best he could do was -0.2* LF and -0.48 RF camber ... -0.3* LF and 0.2* RF caster -- then he said there was no way to adjust it beyond that.

I have a FatMan Mustang II kit :
<a href="http://www.FatManFab.com/" target="_blank">http://www.FatManFab.com/</a>

He feels very confident that the shimmy isn't from the front end ... so now, he wants to look at the wheels to see if the problem lies in the wrong wheels (not the Cragars, but the wheels the Cragars are mounted on) - my Cragars and unilugs may not be seating properly.

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any chance you can get a pic of the upper control arms and the bolts?
go ahead and e-mail 'em if ya can....
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HI THERE
we had a car with a low speed wobble that had the wrong brake drums on it . the holes that fit the axles were to larg and the drum wouldn't stay centered
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