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I have a 01 chevorlet tahoe on the highway after i hit a bump the front end and steering wheel shakes vionently left to right like something just broke is there any known problem for this to happen or is it something i need to bring to a deeler

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You don't have to bring it to the dealer, bring it to a front end specialist. ( a garage that does alignments) There rates are better and the techs there will have better understanding and experience in the front end problems and repairs. It sounds like you have what they call a death wobble and the cause is broken or worn steering parts, Common part would be the Idler arm, shocks being worn, and alignment may be off too. Good luck and hope this helps, If you have a grease gun, grease the front end components which would tighten up any play and see if the wobble goes away. If it does, then there are parts that are worn and needs to be replaced. You can crawl under the front end and push and pull on the different steering components and look and feel for any excessive plays. Keep me posted, be glad to answer any questions. 

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Sounds like it was some bump. Check the tires for a split belt. You can do this by lifting each tire off the ground and spin it by hand. If the belt is split, you will see it. If the tires are O/K then the front end should be checked for damage. ie.tie rods.

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It sounds like a steering damper is shot. Also have the front end alignment done this may rectify the problem alone.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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