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the rec steering damper caused mine to do it cheap fix, parts like 30 bucks. better off doin it your self dealer wanted 300+ to replace it.
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it could also be the geometry of some thing like a drag link or stabilizer, some are straight & need to have a particular bend, etc
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Ya i have to agree with everyone else here and say you have a case of death wobble. Take the truck to a shop and start fixin the front end. Usually it will be larger then the stabilizer but that would be good to upgrade while you have this problem.
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i do all my own work, so ill be replacing front end parts bearings ball joints etc and upgrading my track bar
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tighten the nuts and bolts that hold all the link arms on once it starts wobbling it rattles all the bolts loose. some new locknuts would be wise also
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I'd start with the track bar...easy to check too! Crawl under there with a helper turning the steering wheel and watch the ball end where it goes into the frame. Any extraneous movement means a bad part. Or try moving that end with a pry bar against the frame. If the ball end isn't tight, it's toast!
The stabilizer will try to mask the problem, so it may be bad as well. Check it as you would a shock absorber. I have run my truck without the stabilizer and not had death wobble issues even with worn ball joints.
While it can be other problems, the factory track bar is the place to start.

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you MUST check all your bushings. replacing ball joints, tie rod ends, track bars, etc. will do no good if your bushings are worn out
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i plan on going over everything on front end, ball joints/tie rods etc are not too expensive considering how important they are so ill be replacing those and probably will need wheel bearings also i think i heard these are a non greasable sealed type?
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Replaced the front wheel bearings in my '05 - they are sealed. The bearing job resulted in new ball joints and tie rod ends due to having to fork the parts apart and tearing the rubber boots
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I have a 2009 Ram 2500 with a 4" leveling kit with 35" thompson's on it. I slide into a ditch and since then, if I go 70 MPH and hit a small bump I get a VERY violent shake in the front end. It is so bad I almost peed myself when it did it. I got the allignment done and had the suspension checked at the dealership. They mentioned adding a 4" extention to the pippin arm (sp) to ofset the lift. I have been told so much by so many people that I am lost as to what I can do to fix it. I was told that adding an aftermarket double steering stabalizer in place of the factory single would fix this, what is your thoughts.
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