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Death wobble sometimes in my 1995 f250

I was heading down to road and hit a little bump and my truck started to death wobble. Tie Rod ends? Ball Joints?
It hasn't done this before and I just had a frontend alinement done about a month ago.


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Probably need a steering damper.

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Ball joints check those

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If you just had an alignment done, they should of checked your front end out before doing the alignment.

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Tie rods,wheel bearings,ball joints,bad tires,unbalanced tires. Steer damper is a bandaid I don't run them you shouldnt need one if your front end is tight and right

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Tie rods,wheel bearings,ball joints,bad tires,unbalanced tires. Steer damper is a bandaid I don't run them you shouldnt need one if your front end is tight and right
No not entirely true. I've worked on many trucks that that was the only way to get rid of the wobble. All front end parts tight. Any other ideas, I'm all ears.

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Or a bad steering box

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Among other stuff mentioned....cracked frame rail where steering box mounts. Has happened to me in the past on a '97 F350 4x4. Really worn leaf spring and shackle bushings also can create problems.

These trucks are so heavy in the front that sometimes they wear grooves into the ball joints/rod ends that are not obvious until the truck is jacked up on the frame (not axle) to relieve the weight on the wheel/steering knuckle and the wheels are suspended.

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Check your trackbar bracket thats what will cause it most of the time when you feel like you just left the chute on the back of a bull.
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