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Front end wobble at higher speed nothing wrong with tierods everything seems tight jacked it up bushings bearings fine does not push or pull under 90 km and lower just out of the blue it will start to wobble bad you have to slow right down and then it drives normal again any help thanx

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When a steering stabilizer goes bad, it will produce the exact wobble you have described. The one where you NEED to slow down to stop it, and then its fine. Its called "Death Wobble" in the car/truck enthusiast world.

Have you checked that? Typically called a steering stabilizer / steering dampener.

Good luck!

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