F-250 "Death Wobble"

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F-250 "Death Wobble"

Postby kesterkamp » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:26 pm

So I have started to have issues with the truck hitting bumps around 65+...

The hit can cause the truck to start a death wobble that will stop when you slow down to around 50 mph.

Been reading a lot of junk online about stabilizers... we're going to get an alignment tomorrow or thur.

I'm sure Rob can attest to its "wake you up!!!" ability :bigeyes:
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Re: F-250 "Death Wobble"

Postby broncomarc » Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:05 pm

Do the worn out part check. Have someone turn the steering wheel back and forth while you watch the drag link and tie rod for any play.
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Re: F-250 "Death Wobble"

Postby SHOF73 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:04 am

Yeah it will wake you up in a hurry and you are liable to soil yourself if you're not expecting it. IDK kyle, I was thinking it may be a tire out of balance.....not enough to notice until you hit a bump though. My cj5 was like that until I had it rebalanced. I know I was dodging all the holes and bumps after the first time it happened to me. Good luck!!
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Re: F-250 "Death Wobble"

Postby kesterkamp » Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:12 pm

4 new tires and an alignment apparently does the trick!
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