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Old 10-29-2017, 02:17 PM   #16  
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Yes, now that I've been attempting to build an order for all moving front-suspension parts, I agree it's probably worth verifying in advance, to the extent possible, what's in need of replacement.

I need to dig into the FSM (or ask here?) about checking the upper/lower ball-joints for wear. Can play be felt just by jacking up and attempting to wiggle each wheel along the camber axis, or will the coil-spring-force tend to mask any joint-looseness there? Do you have to really haul on it to know for sure, maybe use leverage? When I did this a few weeks ago, I got only a barely-perceptible 'click' that I'm virtually sure was the same bearing-wear I've felt in that wheel before.

Had my third death-wobble experience the other day. I always expect other drivers to see that something's clearly wrong - maybe they'd think I've got a flat tire - but so far, no one seems to even glance over as I work my way to the shoulder, barely able to hold on to the steering-wheel.
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Had my third death-wobble experience the other day. I always expect other drivers to see that something's clearly wrong - maybe they'd think I've got a flat tire - but so far, no one seems to even glance over as I work my way to the shoulder, barely able to hold on to the steering-wheel.
This reminded me of when I saw (you couldn’t help but notice) a gentleman in a Jeep, haulin down the freeway, when suddenly he experienced death-wobble. Threw that thing all over the road. When he got to the side, he jumped out of that thing looking like he shat his pants. Poor guy..
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As some others commented, when I replaced a tire that was quite low on tread, the wobble-events ceased (apparently - it's been a couple of months now with no episodes). But I definitely need to replace bushings with the poly ones now sitting around, nagging me to get to them...
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i filled my ps pump with 140w gear oil. slowed that driping down a tad
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I replaced everything on my front-suspension, reduced the frequency, but still occurred. Finally, put dual stabilizer shocks on front, solved the problem. Have not had problem since, been over 6 months.
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