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As I am driving the stearing wheel all of a suden start to shake a lot and it does not happen at the same speed nor does it happen all the time. Claude Weaver Phoenix, AZ

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What you have is commonly called death wobble. It can be really scary.
Common cause is usually worn ball joints but it can also be caused by a variety of other things...Improperly torqued wheels. steering box tearing off of the chassis, track bar mount or bushing problems or a combination of slight looseness in all steering components giving overall excessive wheel play. The steering damper (sideways shock on linkage) is often blamed but they generally fail as a result of the wobble and are not the cause. If everything has checked carefully and can be verified as good, sometimes adding some positive alignment caster past factory setting can help.

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