steering wobble Need new answer
well, i just typed a bunch, my computer timed out and i lost it all. So here's an abbreviated situation.
I've got a shimmy in my steering wheel and axle when i put on the brakes, especially at about 55 to come to a stop.
i've read all the posts and etc, and still i'm stumped.
I did the Kingpin Dana 60 swap about a year a go and within the last month my truck started shaking when stopping.
I replaced track bar bushings, wheel bearings, rotors, calipers, seals, and kingpins 1 year ago, basically everything, linkages, etc, except the gears.
The rotors seem fine, not warped, and i don't feel any vibration in the brake pedal, just a severe wobble in the steering. it's not enough to make me not drive it, but it's enough that i know something is out of wack.
My tires are good, my shocks are 3 years old.
i do not have a steering stabilizer, haven't needed one in the last year, but will get one. would it make a difference?
I don't have a sway bar.
My rear driver's side recently wanted to act like it was sticking, I replaced the shoes and springs, etc, and after a little trouble, seem to have it working right. I figured that it was somehow the culprit, the problem seems to be less, but it still shimmies. Help. I'm at the point now that i can't remember what all to throw at it because i've run out of ideas and suggestions from here. But if i didn't have this forum, i'd really be stumped. so thanks in advance guys.
Other than putting the F350 springs with the axle during the swap, i never touched the spring hangers, shackles or whatever. Possible?
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