Originally Posted by bobby dazzler
hi all new to the site looks good hopefully might get some info of u all i have a suzuki jimny on a 03 plate estate the steering shakes badly in between 40 and 50 mph had tracking done and balancing and still doing it please help its in the garage at the moment but they cant find any thing
If the mechanics can't figure it out, you need to find another garage!
"Death Wobble" involves the following:
1 Worn steering linkage components (tie rod ends, etc.)
2 Worn Birfield joint seals.
3 Worn steering stablizer.
4 Bad alignment.
5 Incorrect installation of a suspension lift.
6 Worn wheel bearings.
7 Worn kingpin bearings.
8. Damaged or out-of-balance tires.
Of the above - 8, 1, 6, 7 and 5 (in that order) are the usual culprits.
Of special note is 5, above. If your truck has a susupension lift, it is possible that whomever did the lift did not position the front differential so that the face of the input flange is parallel to the face of the transfer case's output flange before welding on the spring perches. Not doing so causes a permanent change in the Caster angle which can cause a "wobble" effect similar to that of the banged-up front wheels of a grocery store shopping cart. It also causes accelerated wear on the front driveshaft u-joints...
I hope that this helps!