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Icon4 wheel hop while turning right and after small bumps.

Help please!!!!

My brother in law and I replaced my outer tie rods saturday because the passeneger sider was popping and both had ripped rubber covers..

While pulling the wheel we noticed the drivers side stabilizer link was broken(pass side was replaced by previous onwe) so we also replaced it.

So, now... The pop is gone, but I have a horrible wheel hop or vibration when I am at highway speeds and turn the wheel to the right.. It also has bad wheel hop if I hit minor bumps.. It is even worse if I hit a bump while in a turn. Its almost uncontrolable, but if I turn wheel to left it smooths out. Any time it starts(after a bump or a right turn) if I turn wheel to right it smooths out... This happens in a gradual right turn, not a sharp turn...

I driver 80mi/day and this is my daily driver so this is a problem. I did not have any issues like this before I replaced tie rods and stabilizer link.

Thank you for any help you can give me!!! :)
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Sounds like bad shocks to me.
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Sounds like bad shocks to me.
I agree.
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Sounds like bad shocks to me.
I would agree due to their age, but I'm worried about the coincedence oif the problem starting AFTER I replaced these parts. I did not have this problem friday. I replaced tie-rods and stabilizer link on saturday and now I have the wheel hop.

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Shocks x3
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Did you do an alignment? It's necessary after the work you did...
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If you moved the steering with the engine off it is very possible you got air in the system, In which case the steering wheel shakes when you turn and hit bumps. Try topping off the PS pump and bleed it of air.
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Did you do an alignment? It's necessary after the work you did...
No, I have not yet. I'm sure it actually needed it before this work was done, and I'm sure it does now.. That is my next thing to do to it.

I just didn't think what problemn I was having seemed alignment related.... Maybe it is.. Thanks..


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If you moved the steering with the engine off it is very possible you got air in the system, In which case the steering wheel shakes when you turn and hit bumps. Try topping off the PS pump and bleed it of air.
I wasn't even aware this was possible.. But it's interesting, because yes, we moved the steering A LOT with it not running... Then next day had shaking, then yesterday I moved it some more while it wasn't running and shaking was worse on the way home... No this morning, it seems I had NO hopping when I turned or after a bump.....

Thanks for the idea.. How exactly do you bleed the steering pump?
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Just start the engine and turn the steering wheel lock to lock a few times.
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I had a ’95 2WD short box that did that all the time, called Bump Steer.

Try some weight in the bed and see if it goes away.
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It will take a while for all the air to bleed out. Put it on jack stands and turn the wheel lock to lock like OTRtech said. After a while the air in the system will foam with the fluid so you have to shut the truck off and wait a while then do it again.
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I had a ’95 2WD short box that did that all the time, called Bump Steer.

Try some weight in the bed and see if it goes away.
2 sandbags over the rear axel helps alot.....
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