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Old 02-16-2012, 08:33 PM
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Diagnosis-deathwobble, smell

Hey y'all. For a while now I have been having a chronic issue with my truck. It all started about a year a go. I noticed that if I would hit bumps on the road just right my front left tire would start wobble uncontrollably and I would just coast to a stop. It did not happen that often till a bit later. It got so bad that I decided to just order a heavy duty steering stabilizer and replace it with the old one. After that it stopped...for about 2 months. I noticed it started going out again and also a smell that would come off my truck after driving it. It smelled sort of like a burning smell. After the heavy duty stabilizer went out then I replaced it again with an average one that lasted two weeks. Now I am just driving a death trap in the mountains. What is interesting is it was always the front left, never the front right. The combination of the stabilizers going out constantly, the smell, and it being only the left one makes me feel like there is an underlying issue that is causing all of this. I know I have a lift kit, but there is no way it is , by itself, causing this. Any ideas? Suggestions? I do not have the time or money
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:39 AM
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This can be a lot of things. Bad tire; rim; alignment; tie od ends; ball joints;a-arm bushings;shocks;pitman arm; wheel bearings and the list goes on.
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May help
What WOBBLE?
Ford Super Duty Death Wobble Cure - 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine
This bad
2 stroker
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Before I got my first SD I had jeeps and the one thing that I have learned from that is that if it has a solid front axel then your track bar will go out creating what is know as the death wobble. Also it makes all your steering parts go much faster. An easy way to check is have some one turn your wheels left and right as you watch your axel if your axel moves more then a half inch or so then your track bar is more then likely bad. Now that's with jeeps and TJ's are known for that going bad but I don't see why it can't happen to any other rig


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Ya that video is basically what happens, but I have an 8 inch lift and 37"s so its a bit worse. Thanks Christ4th, Ill check that out.
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Thanks, this site really helped!
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