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Twocollies 08-31-2019 08:23 PM

shaking front end
 

I was returning home from a car show this afternoon when the front end started shaking. sort of scared me. I pulled over and checked the front wheels. I grabbed the wheel to see if there was any play. There was none. I looked around at the perches, drag link shocks. every thing seem fine. I started the model A up and drove the rest of the way home with no problems.
Has anyone experienced this and what could it be?

History 08-31-2019 08:29 PM

Re: shaking front end
 

Search for "Death Wobble" on this site.

Synchro909 08-31-2019 08:31 PM

Re: shaking front end
 

Do a search on "Death Wobble" here. It has been discussed MANY times.
BTW, what oil do you use??!:rolleyes:
Here's one result to that search.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...t=death+wobble

Tom Wesenberg 08-31-2019 10:18 PM

Re: shaking front end
 

The first thing I'd do is make sure the toe-in is 1/16" and make sure the front wheel bearings aren't too loose. My temporary front axle is worn very sloppy, but I've never had the death wobble.

springerpete 09-01-2019 12:06 PM

Re: shaking front end
 

check for tightness in the wishbone on the axle and at the back end of it.

john in illinois 09-01-2019 04:21 PM

Re: shaking front end
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by springerpete (Post 1794297)
check for tightness in the wishbone on the axle and at the back end of it.

This is often the cause. There is a reproduction rubber ball socket. If you have this it is suggested replacing with original.

John

sphanna 09-01-2019 04:30 PM

Re: shaking front end
 

I had a death wobble in my coupe. Could not stop it from occasionally happening until I replaced the rubber ball mentioned in post #6 with an original system. This affected the caster and the original system fixed it. Went for several yers until I sold it.. never a problem again.


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