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post #1 of 5 Old 07-25-2012, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
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Shake in front end

Okay guys I have a question. I have a 2007 F-350 shortbed supercrew FX4. It has the factory 20 inch wheels on it. So here is my question.

When driving the steering wheel has a slight shimmy in it. Not all the time but on occassion when you hit the brakes either soft or hard braking it will jerk like crazy. It doesn't do it all the time but just ever so often it feels like the wheels are about to fall off the truck. The tires are like new with less than 5,000 miles on them and they are the factory size tires.

I don't think its in the brakes or it seems like it would do it everytime I hit the brakes. Is it the tie rod ends, ball joints or what????? I would like to have a better idea of what this might be before I start buying parts.

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take a good look at your track bar bushings. usually a bad track bar is to blame for DEATH WOBBLE.

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Trac arm/bar is notorious. But start small, get your tires rebalanced and see if that does anything.

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Does it have a steering stabilizer? If so, how many miles on the truck? It could be shot and have similar results.

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I think it might be warped rotors, how long has it been since you have had the brakes done?

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