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Old 08-08-2012, 04:20 AM
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steering wobble?

I have a 2007 F 350 cclb 4by4 DRW truck, replaced the shocks last month, truck has 107,000miles, suspension is stock, no lift. recently the steering starts to wobble when going over bumps. I read lots of guys replace the trackbar to get rid of the "death Wobble", but most of those guys have a lifted suspension. I would not call the steering wobble on my truck the "death wobble", its not that bad.
any idea what is causing this wobble? i am sure after 107,000miles the stock steering stabilizer is shot. i would like to diagnose and maybe even fix this issue myself, just need to know what to inspect.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:10 AM
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Unless the track bar bushings are shot its lack of Castor that makes these trucks more likely to have problems that the earlier trucks..check all components to see what needs replacing and add some caster shims.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:51 AM
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do all these trucks need castor shims? i looked at castor shims from BD diesel, looks like a all day project. i can do it, i have a TIG welder, and full machine shop. would new radius arm bushings restore the factory castor settings and cure the wobble?
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IMO yes..Ford spec'd 0-2.5*...every other Ford truck before had 4.5-6*

The ball joint eccentrics Takes 10 min a side very easy and no alignment needed.

Radius arm bushings likely are not worn...and not the problem.
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