in he last week or so I have noticed a wobble in the front end, the steering
shifts from right to left rapidly. usually after hitting a bump, but
sometime during breaking. the front end has been repaired (tie rod,
stabilizer, etc.) I remember something about "Luke's link" but could not
find the post. will this work on a 2500? I am running 32's but wanted to get
35's next time. this happens at speeds less than 35 mph.
Thanks for the links gents. I replaced the bad ball joints on the drivers
side and still had a front end shake. Checking tonight showed play in the
ball joint end of the track bar. I guess after 161,000 miles I shouldn't be
On Sun, 9 Apr 2006 16:16:39 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Think what you want but it is caused by in stabilty in the front axle.
If is cause by caster/camber/toe alignment issues and when the right
combo is acchieved, oscillation can set it and get quite violent at
times. I would also check you front axles pivot pins for tightness
given its age and the fact that there is a 1300lb motor on front
riding on it too which does not help its lifespan either. You need to
find the cause and cure it correctly.
It is the way to put a bandaid on it not cure it. You must treat the
cause not the symptoms. Rather than trying to keep a unstable
frontend to woobling through tigher linkages, you need to make
frontend stable to begin with. WHile it is truw that modern fighter
aircraft are made to be dynamically unstable for quicker control input
responce, you do not whant a dynaicaly unstable front end on you 4x4.
It need to be stabilized on its own and when so stabiled when linkage
looseness occusr, the steering gets sloppy, no wobbly.
I understand your point about the importance of correct alignment but I
don't think that is going to cure the death-wobble problem. It doesn't
matter how good your alignment is, if the track bar is worn out it will
still have the wobble.
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