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Old 06-12-2013, 06:13 PM
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truck jerking left and right

So my truck started jerking left and right out of no where about a week ago. I took it up to muffler man, they test drove it, lifted it up and said it was my steering box. I bought one for 160$ and put it on and my truck is still jerking left and right.

It happens at really any speed.. any ideas of what it could be? possibly a bent rim? alignment? Its hard to say but it seems like its jerking more to the left than the right. It also pulls a little bit to the left.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:33 PM
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If its a 4x4, have the hubs and axles checked at the wheels. Probably worn out.


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Old 06-12-2013, 06:43 PM
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could be a bad caliper.
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I recently had one cylinder in a new caliper lock up, the truck pulled mostly to the right, but under braking was all over the place. The more I drove it the worse it got. Sometimes it would free up and drive normal.
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I had the steering shaft itself wear out on my old ranger, very scary.

If it's wandering back and forth you should assume that something in you're steering or braking system is extremely worn out, please don't "live with it" if you can't find the answer, it could be very dangerous.
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Do you mean as in it won't return to center? Bad ball joints will do this big time. As well as others already mentioned, anything worn will give you grief.
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You have bad wheel joint. I fixed one about 6 Months ago. It was doing the same thang .


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Old 06-13-2013, 06:21 PM
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Ball joints are sticking
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turns out i have a list of problems, ball joints, outter and inner tie rod ends, u joint, and track arm. supposedly the track arm is causing the jerking in both directions. i took it into a family friend so i trust that all of these are actual problems lol. ill nvr go back to muffler man, i just wanted a quick diagnosis. dumb mistake.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:49 AM
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turns out i have a list of problems, ball joints, outter and inner tie rod ends, u joint, and track arm. supposedly the track arm is causing the jerking in both directions. i took it into a family friend so i trust that all of these are actual problems lol. ill nvr go back to muffler man, i just wanted a quick diagnosis. dumb mistake.
X2. Yes, track bar usually causes the bump steer, steering wheel jerk when hitting bumps on the road.

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