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Old 12-21-2010, 04:23 AM
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Sorry I don't know where to put this, but I'm wondering if this has happened to anyone. Ok so I was diving down the road at about 75 mph and I hit a pot hole and holy crap my truck went crazy. My 06 does the same thing, but i figured Ford had that fixed. It is a death wobble that you have to fight until you stop the truck. Anyone else had this happen?
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Yes.I have an 05 f350 and this happen to me on the highway. It just about made me crash. I asked ford about it and they said there was a silent recall to "re-torque the front end" so i brought it in. Ever since they "fixed " my truck I have been chewing through passenger side front tires. They said there is nothing they can do, of course, just screw the little guy! now I have to pay for a chamber alignment and tires. Yes it did fix the death wobble.
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:14 PM
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I work at a Ford dealer in Winkler Manitoba we had the same thing happen to one of our customers with a 2011 f350 fx4 first Ford told us to replace the steering dampner which didnt help then they replaced the shock absorbers and did a wheel alignment to make sure it was good, it also didnt help then we were told to bring it to a body shop to have the frame checked which was fine. Now this last week they sent us a whole new front end from the kentucky assembly plant to get installed which should be done on tuesday dec 28, but as of right now it seems as the engineers dont know what the problem is.
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wow this is interesting....... i will say before i lifted my truck it rode better then any truck i ever had but i had one time it scared me when i hit a hole.
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This is scary! WOW

fsb_90 keep us posted.
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:51 AM
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Sorry I don't know where to put this, but I'm wondering if this has happened to anyone. Ok so I was diving down the road at about 75 mph and I hit a pot hole and holy crap my truck went crazy. My 06 does the same thing, but i figured Ford had that fixed. It is a death wobble that you have to fight until you stop the truck. Anyone else had this happen?
Definitely sounds like death wobble to me.

There will never be a be all end all fix for this as long as the truck has a coil sprung straight axle front end. Older Fords and Broncos have been fighting this issues since the late 60's and the problems jumper over to Jeep and Dodge when they starting using this style front suspension in the late 80's. It is pretty rare in newer stock low mileage vehicles and usually shows up after thingsd start to wear out or things are modified incorrectly. Assuming that the truck isn't lifted in any way and is still running the stock tires I would make sure that the truck has sufficient caster in the alignment. Unfortunately the dealers just throw parts at it until it is fixed.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:21 AM
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this truck at our shop is a completely stock it still even has the factory tires with about 30,000 miles and if everything goes well tomorrow we should know if that fixed the problem
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:33 PM
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They got the new front suspension in today and test drove the truck and it was fine, I have not talked to the tech that did the work all I know is it is fixed. The old front end will most likely be sent to the engineers to see if they can find what the problem is.
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:21 PM
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i saw a dodge do this the other day. very scary.
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