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05-15-2012 07:32 PM
tommyboy8072002
death wobble

the only thing that i can adjust are the tie rods i am thinking about replacing the the rods the only thing i have a little play is in the gear box but i took it to a friend of mine and he told me that there is nothing wrong with the gear box i did find out that it does have the wrong size tires on the truck the tire size is suppose to be a 215 16 but the ones that are on it are 285 16 would that cause it
05-15-2012 07:44 AM
adantessr
Quote:
Originally Posted by tommyboy8072002
what are the drag link bars i also checked the lower ball joints and they are not loose on both sides

The drag link is the connection from the pitman arm on the steering gearbox to the tie rod.
05-14-2012 08:22 PM
tommyboy8072002
death wobble

what are the drag link bars i also checked the lower ball joints and they are not loose on both sides
05-14-2012 04:38 PM
eloc431962 Have you check the drag-link bar and also does it have the adjustable ends on it as well ?


Cole
05-14-2012 08:46 AM
adantessr
Quote:
Originally Posted by boatbob2
Could also be caster or camber.........MAY need more than specs call for........

Yup, I mentioned that in post #9 .
05-14-2012 08:34 AM
boatbob2
Wobble,,,,,,,,,

Could also be caster or camber.........MAY need more than specs call for........
05-14-2012 07:37 AM
adantessr
Quote:
Originally Posted by T-bucket23
Are you sure you don't have a frozen caliper or a bad u-joint in an axle

Chet, This is a C-3500. Two wheel drive. No axle joints.
05-13-2012 09:19 PM
tommyboy8072002
death wobble 2wd dually with independent suspension

i did replace both calipers on the front i also had a problem with the brakes locking up before the wobble but i did bypass the abs unit and ran all new lines from the master to the wheels witch is has not locked up sense anyways i
removed both tires and put different ones on witch seem to help but i can still feel it a little but i will jack up one side at a time and check the ball joints with a bar and see if its not my lower ball joints i did replace my upper ball joint on the passenger side but i didn't replace the bottom one
i did remove my drive shaft to replace a seal on the transmission but i don't remember if it wobbled before that i have no idea if that would cause it to wobble or not.
I also would like to say thanks to everyone that is trying to help me figure
out this truck sense i never had a truck that did this before and your saving me $$$
05-11-2012 03:10 PM
LATECH
Quote:
Originally Posted by adantessr
I'd like to add that the truck needs to be jacked under the lower control arm as close to the tire as possible, without binding against the tire.
That is VERY important. somehow I did not get that tid bit in the post. Good lookin out adantesser.
05-11-2012 12:48 PM
T-bucket23
Quote:
Originally Posted by tommyboy8072002
i replaced the idler arm assembly i can get up to speed till i start to slow down then the front starts to shake really bad or when i hit the brakes what would cause it
Are you sure you don't have a frozen caliper or a bad u-joint in an axle
05-11-2012 09:55 AM
adantessr
Quote:
Originally Posted by LATECH
That sounds like a classic symptom af a bad LOWER Ball joint. The lower is the load bearing joint.
Lift each side of the truck, one side at a time with a floor jack, just a few inches off the floor. Then put a bar under the tire and lift gently, you will fell the play if it is worn.Have a buddy do it for you and lay down on the floor and look at the joint.They can also have play side to side so be sure to use the pry bar on that as well. catch it between the spindle and the control arm and pry. If you can see it move , its worn.
I'd like to add that the truck needs to be jacked under the lower control arm as close to the tire as possible, without binding against the tire.
05-10-2012 05:55 PM
LATECH
Quote:
Originally Posted by tommyboy8072002
i replaced the idler arm assembly i can get up to speed till i start to slow down then the front starts to shake really bad or when i hit the brakes what would cause it
That sounds like a classic symptom af a bad LOWER Ball joint. The lower is the load bearing joint.
Lift each side of the truck, one side at a time with a floor jack, just a few inches off the floor. Then put a bar under the tire and lift gently, you will fell the play if it is worn.Have a buddy do it for you and lay down on the floor and look at the joint.They can also have play side to side so be sure to use the pry bar on that as well. catch it between the spindle and the control arm and pry. If you can see it move , its worn.
05-10-2012 09:41 AM
tommyboy8072002
deaht wobble

OK thanks i will do that
05-10-2012 08:20 AM
adantessr First, as already mentioned, adjust, rebuild or replace the steering box as needed. Get a front end alignment and tell them to dial in 3 to 3-1/2 degrees of positive caster. More, if the facory spec calls for it. It takes that much to keep a vehicle from wandering. Been there, done that.
05-10-2012 08:05 AM
tommyboy8072002
death wobble

OK i have checked the wheel bearings tie rods ball joints nothing seems to be loose
i did replace the upper ball joint and the idler arm i also put new shocks on the front and it still does it i have to be missing something
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