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Old 04-06-2009, 05:22 PM
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Slight wobble vibration

Hello everyone.

I have a 2000 STD van with 216k miles that I recently purchased.

I don't know, but I love it, call me crazy.

It has a very slight vibration feel and a very slight wobble on the steering wheel when over 25mph.

I have done an alignment, and it is about 5% better.

The van has a lift inside, and may be heavier on the right side because of this.

Sometimes, I see it leaning lower on the right side when stopped. Sometimes it is level.

Do you think I need shocks? Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:41 PM
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Hello everyone.

I have a 2000 STD van with 216k miles that I recently purchased.

I don't know, but I love it, call me crazy.

It has a very slight vibration feel and a very slight wobble on the steering wheel when over 25mph.

I have done an alignment, and it is about 5% better.

The van has a lift inside, and may be heavier on the right side because of this.

Sometimes, I see it leaning lower on the right side when stopped. Sometimes it is level.

Do you think I need shocks? Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
Do you see any seepage from the shocks? Have you also tried rocking it & see how the van reacts?
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Old 04-06-2009, 06:27 PM
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I don't see any seepage from the shocks, but this is hard to tell as they may have been weathered.

The bounce test indicates possible indication of wear. But it is a heavy piece of machinery and I don't know how old the shocks are.

Also, if I have to replace, should I do just the front?

Thank you.
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:09 PM
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I don't see any seepage from the shocks, but this is hard to tell as they may have been weathered.

The bounce test indicates possible indication of wear. But it is a heavy piece of machinery and I don't know how old the shocks are.

Also, if I have to replace, should I do just the front?

Thank you.
If you think all 4 shocks are weathered & the bounce test indicates wear, & since it also has a lift, go for all 4. Having a sufficient suspension not only gives a comfortable ride, but will also help you with brake distribution for weight transfer.
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