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Unread 04-18-2005, 07:33 AM   #1
farmboy1976
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Wheel shimmy

Hello Everyone,
I had a thread on here a while back about the 4wd not disengaging and the wheel shaking on me on corners. Found that the brittle air lines running to the 4wd were broken so one I replaced the hoses the 4wd appeard to go off the dash board and now when I mash the gas and take off the back 2 are the only ones throwing mud. So that's good but the bad news is that now I still have a little shimmy when I turn, even if I am only going 15 to 25 mph. It's doesn't bother or really get violent but I want to be sure she is road worthy. Don't want to get going 65 and find out she's gonna shake to pieces. BTW going strait there is no problems at all and actualy while turning there isn't really a shake. It's the time from the turn back to strait position that I feel it chugging back to center.

Any ideas what that could be???

The money pit strikes again.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Replaces items since purchase: Tires, Top, Radiator, Starter, Slave Cylinder(twice), Clutch Master Cylinder, Lots of hoses, Ring Gear, Clutch, Rebuilt Starter, Water Temp Gauge, MC2150 carb, nutter bypass, Electric choke, TFI Distributor, replaced power steering box, Smittybilt front seats
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Unread 04-18-2005, 08:23 AM   #2
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Check the U joints on the drive shafts .. sounds like one of them is binding up
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Unread 04-18-2005, 08:41 AM   #3
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Could be wheel bearings too...I had something very similar and it wound up being wheel bearings on one side. Can you feel the shimmy really strong in your brakes (thru the pedal) if you're braking while turning, like slowing down to make a 90 degree turn off of a highway or something? If so I'd say check those bearings ASAP.
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Unread 04-19-2005, 08:38 AM   #4
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So what is the best way to check the U joints and bearings. If I get in there and shake it or something can I tell if they are funked up?

This is the first vehicle I have had that I have been able to work on things like this so I am a newbie in the repaird dept. I'll admit it. Although since I have had the "The Heep" as I affectionately call it. I have replaced tons of stuff and am learning everytime I open the hood.

Thanks again for the help.
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3.5 inch 4wd Suspension lift, 33 x12.5 BF's
Replaces items since purchase: Tires, Top, Radiator, Starter, Slave Cylinder(twice), Clutch Master Cylinder, Lots of hoses, Ring Gear, Clutch, Rebuilt Starter, Water Temp Gauge, MC2150 carb, nutter bypass, Electric choke, TFI Distributor, replaced power steering box, Smittybilt front seats
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