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I just brought this truck and when I drive it over 60mph the whole front starts to shake like it is about to brake. Any clue as to what it could be?

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What you have is called death wobble. begin with properly balanced tires. Generally the most frequent cause of the wobble is a bad ball joint,(check first) track bar bushing or elongated track bar mount hole. It can also be caused by steering box becoming loose on the chassis or a combination of slightly loose steering components, any of which alone would not matter. The steering damper (sideways shock on steering linkage) is often blamed for the wobble. It can be damaged by the wobble but it will not cause it. Replacing it may eliminate the problem for a week or so but it will return as soon as the damper fails again.

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