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Front end shimmy after hitting a bump/pothole/

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Check steering linkage for loosness, sterring wheel free play(may be too excessive), front wheel balancing?

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Try greasing the Idler arm and Tie rod ends. The grease will take some of the play out and if the shimmy is gone then it's time to replace steering components. Common is the Idler and Pitmen arm that causes the shimmying.
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