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Suzuki Jimmy Shaking

I recently bought a used Suzuki Jimmy and when it hits about 50Kms it starts shaking violently. I have to slam on my brake to stop it. The wheels were recently balanced and it is still doing it. What else could it be? Any suggestions to tell the Mechanic?

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    paul erickson May 11, 2010

    most mechanic dont like to be told what the problem is if you are not sure. and we cant be sure unless we would look at it. you should let your mechanic drive it with you in the passenger seat. if he cant find the problem you need to find a better mechanic.

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You got the speed wobbles also known as the Death shake.
I had this on toyota truck it was my ball joints

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Replace all tie- rods or upgrade to tie rods as used in older model of toyota fj-40

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