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Old 06-15-2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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A friends 2005 Surburban was having a front end"death wobble". We did a visual inspection and saw a problem on the inner tie rod/ right side. Replaced the tie rod and idler arm. Problem did not go away.....

Ended up being a failed u-jount on the end of the drive shaft. It was so bad, it made the front end shake violently. I wish I would of caught rather than jump on the inner tie rod. I saw the wear on the tie rod, but when I tried to move the tie rod it was solid, I missed the sign that I was looking in the wrong place.

Lesson learned- a bad drive shaft u-joint can give the fron end a death wobble feeling.
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Anything loose will vibrate. I know all to well looking at the wrong place and then getting tunnel vision.
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