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Death Wobble?

OK so Iv put off this problem long enough and I need some help. My trucke has pretty bad death wobble around 60 and 40mph. The steering wheel shakes along with the entire truck. Even after a fresh balance it stills seems to happen. Any help would be appreciated
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is your truck out of alingment?
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alignment
ball joints
tie rod ends
bent wheels
the rack itself maybe?

im sure its not "death wobble", you would be scared sh!tless to drive it 60 if you had death wobble issues haha


so i take it your not a "real" man anymore? Since real men drive yellow rangers and all lol. If i build another one its getting painted yellow.
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alignment
ball joints
tie rod ends
bent wheels
the rack itself maybe?

im sure its not "death wobble", you would be scared sh!tless to drive it 60 if you had death wobble issues haha


so i take it your not a "real" man anymore? Since real men drive yellow rangers and all lol. If i build another one its getting painted yellow.
Nah my nuts got takin away when it went black.

I dont know what to call it then besides crazy *** shakeing in the steering wheel and all over the truck.

Wheels are newish and havnt seen to harsh of trails so I dont think thats it. Even after alignment and balance it still had a issue but not as bad unless 4wheel parts just does a ****ty job. Tie rod ends and ball joints is one of my main concerns even though I just hit 50k theyv been abused alot.
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abuse coupled with 35s makes stuff wear out excessively fast. check those.


and i wouldn't put it past 4wp to do a ****ty job, i wouldn't trust them to work on my truck.. nevermind the fact that they wanted almost $200 to mount and balance 2 tires.
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wobbling and shaking steering wheel usually means tie rod ends.
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my truck has a "wobble" to it too, but i have a bent rear hub so the tire wobbles. also pulls to the right. i did some work experience at a local automotive shop and got one of the mechanics to take it for a drive and he said the ball joints are worn. anyone know if 91/92 explorer ball joints will fit a 93 ranger?
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BJ's or TRE's..check'em1
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do you have air in you power steering?, when i had air in mine i had a hell of a shake
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^and the way you bleed it, at least on the OP's truck, is to drive slow and constantly crank the wheel lock to lock. Had to do it when I got my truck back on the road the other day.
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my buddy had that same problem with his jeep. We checked everything out. It ended up being his right front tire. Nothing else. So check your tires to.
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