Wobbly steering

Discussion in 'Tires / Wheels' started by mr.KJtuff, Jul 12, 2019.

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    mr.KJtuff New Member

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    I get above 65 mph and the steering wheel vibrates and feels like loosy, goosy, back and forth to the point where you feel like you will lose control till you have to slow down? Any ideas? I appreciate any input! Thank you!
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    That is a loaded question if there ever was one.
    Without additional info it would be just guessing
    tires, new, old, recently balanced , worn out,
    shocks / springs how old and how many miles on the KJ
    can you tell if it front or rear, taking off, slowing down
    ??????????????????
     
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    mr.KJtuff New Member

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    A drunk driver smacked the passenger side rear quarter panel in January, spinning it completely around 180 degrees snapping off the rear axle at the brake drum. Had to replace the complete rear end, shocks, trailing arms, and brake assembly on the side. Drives just fine till you get above 65 mph. Tires are a year old, shocks are a couple of years old. Suspension parts, couple of years old as well. Could something have bent or broken while it was spun around? Puzzled?
     
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    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I'd start by getting a wheel alignment done.
    Tell the tech what happened and have the tech inspect everything, ball joints, hub/bearing, steering rack bushings etc, sway bar end links etc. Hopefully nothing is bent.
    Also check the wheels for correct balance, try & find a shop with a "digital" tire balance machine, that has the LED screen.
     
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    Check the steering rack also.

    Mine had a shake to it a couple years ago and the rack was shot. My left wheel would move in and out when grabbing at the 3:00 and 9:00 positions. At first I thought it was the tie rod end(s). New rack and new tie rod ends (because why not?) and no more shake.
     
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