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Old June 21st, 2012, 10:00 AM   #1
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Default 2005 Silverado 2"lift = Death wobble ?

I did a torsion key lift on my 2005 Silverado Z71 4x4 a couple years ago ... and over the past few months I have been experiencing the dreaded Death Wobble !!! It has been getting worse lately .. and is really bad when I have a trailer on the back !
I had it in the shop yesterday to check it out .. thinking it my be bad tie rods ... but the shop told me everything is OK ! They said the suspension is binding up due to the lift !
Has anyone else had this problem ? ... And what cure is there for it ? After all , it is only a 2" lift ! Are there pucks made for a 2' lift that will be better ?
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 10:28 AM   #2
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 10:32 AM   #3
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I don't think it would be from suspension binding. It would have happened the day you lifted it. I think something is loose and they didn't find it.
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jack it up, wiggle it around and figure it out.

ldeath wobble isn't caused by cranked torsion bars. Usual suspects (in my experience) in order, are ball joints, p-side idler arm, unit bearings, tie rods, or severely unbalanced tires.

Tire wiggle top to bottom on either side, shot unit bearing. Replace both or you'll be replacing them regularly for a long time. side to side, something in the steering.
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I could probably give you a hand looking at it some time this weekend of you like.
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I could probably give you a hand looking at it some time this weekend of you like.
Thanks Rob !
Didn't check my thread till this morning .... if your still available , let me know when is good for you !
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jack it up, wiggle it around and figure it out.

ldeath wobble isn't caused by cranked torsion bars. Usual suspects (in my experience) in order, are ball joints, p-side idler arm, unit bearings, tie rods, or severely unbalanced tires.

Tire wiggle top to bottom on either side, shot unit bearing. Replace both or you'll be replacing them regularly for a long time. side to side, something in the steering.
Going to get tires balance checked ( free rotate & balance @ Bell tire ! ) and then go from there !
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Pitman arm & idler arm ... so says Bell tire !
Still want another opinion !
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Pitman arm & idler arm ... so says Bell tire !
Still want another opinion !
I bet they are right, the front end steering parts are not bulletproof.

Mine is a little sloppy, but just a touch.

But my idler arm was replaced at 15,000 miles, now I have just over 70,000 on a 2003.

Unbalanced tires will only make it worse, I have to make sure my tires are aired up or I get a little shake in the wheel, my tires leak slowly.
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Pitman arm & idler arm were shot !!!!
Replaced , now drives great !
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