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Old 10-18-2017, 08:29 PM   #1
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Ford front end shimmy

I'm experiencing the front end shimmy I've read about on here, but tried a search on both forums, no results. Anyone on here help resurrect the topic? Seems to happen by hitting a bump while going faster than 35 or so.
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:04 PM   #2
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F O R D!!! Sorry couldn't resist!
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:06 PM   #3
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F O R D!!! Sorry couldn't resist!
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:49 PM   #4
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I know Vaughn was talking about it on a thread or maybe it was his truck
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Old 10-19-2017, 12:42 AM   #5
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Usually if it's minor it can be solved by replacing with a much better off road steering stabilizer or if you don't have one you will want to add one.

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Old 10-19-2017, 01:21 AM   #6
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Ok yes ford. My 2014 F350 did it after I hit a rough patch of road at over 50 mph. To make it stop I had to slow down to less than 30 mph. Ford said change the steering damper, it got a little better. Then a wheel alignment and it got a little better still. With 85000 miles on the truck Iím thinking thatís the best itís gonna get.


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Old 10-19-2017, 01:32 AM   #7
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Well, I've had the truck since new, and it has 46K on it. We just put almost 10K on it this summer, rally, Texas, and home and never noticed it once. Since we've been home, driving it without towing, it's happened 3 times. The front tires look uneven in their wear pattern, so will probably try to replace them and get the front end aligned. 46K on factory tires is probably about normal, but the four rears still look like they've got many more miles left on them.
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Can't imagine tie rods gone at 46K, but....
Could be warped rotors as well.
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Old 10-19-2017, 02:58 PM   #9
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Could be:
loose steering components,
bad tires, which could be caused by bad shocks, search for cupping,
or lack of rotation...

had it on a Jeep 5.9 limited a while back and rotated the tires to help for a bit, and put new shocks on it..
went to Discount tire and they 'shaved' the bad tires to give me more miles out of the tires until replacement...
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Jim, I never experienced the problem, but only had 11,000 miles on mine, however I did receive a technical bulletin on that issue. If I can find it I'll post it.
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