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Old 03-08-2011, 12:00 PM
rlsbee rlsbee is offline
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I found two problems. One was the pitman arm was a little loose on the tie rod end. I just plain missed it when I checked stuff. Replaced it with a Moog pitman arm. That was probably the shaking after a bump. Here was the kicker, though. when I checked the tires, I felt for any 'cupping', typical of a misalignment or worn parts. A friend suggested that maybe there was a broken belt in the tire. we jacked it up and while one of us spun the tire, the other held their hand in one spot just lightly dragging the tire. A great big bump jumped up from the very center of the tread. We figure that it probably is a broken belt.
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