Just developed a rear end shake/shimmy
For my friends who are bottom liners, here is the problem and my speculation in bullet points.
I have a rear wheel wobble or shake that is pronounced. My speculation is that it is a –
- Bearing going out
- Shock issue
- Bent rim
My main question is, “how do I figure out which one so I can get it fixed?”
And for those that like the details here is my sad story.
On Wednesday (Jan 25, 2012) I did a recon run to one of the rural counties near where I live to check on tornado damage, with a view to sending in volunteer work teams.
Most of the trip was uneventful but on one dirt road section I rounded a curve to find a sudden change in the road grade and conditions. Namely, I bumped and "slammed" my way down a steep, wash-boarded, rutted hill.
When I got to the bottom I stopped and looked back and thought to myself "I guess I'm going where ever this road goes now, because I don't think I can go back up that hill." In a 4x4 no problem, but in my 4x2 with road tires on a muddy hill, it was not going to happen.
About 30 minutes later I found my way back to paved roads and as soon as I got up to speed I noticed a rough shake. The worst of it seems to be coming from the right rear corner.
So on (Thursday (1/26) I had the alignment checked and it is in spec. While it was on the rack the tech looked and observed a “high spot” in the right rear tire. So on Friday I replaced the right rear tire.
The shake is still there. I have not jacked it up to recheck that tire while spinning.
I have a road trip on the calendar to Texas and back next week so I need to get to the bottom of this. Any assistance will be appreciated!
Thanks in advance,
Last edited by basketcase; 01-28-2012 at 07:16 AM.
Reason: Rewrote to put the questions up top