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  • Death Wobble

    Hi folks. I have a death wobble on my 62 W300. With the shift boot off I can see the drag link, center link, the bar that steers the wheels just shaking and my steering wheel shimmys bad. The usually happens around 35-40mph. I measured my toe in and there is a difference of 1-1/2. They don't make a replacement drag link and it appears bent at the point where the adjuster is. What should I look at first? Tires and tubes are new. But suspension could use a rebuild but I just can't seem to source the parts.

  • #2
    Jack up the front end and see if you have anything possibly more wore than others, shake your tire and wheel from top to bottom, see how the knuckle bushings are.
    Also are you referring to an 1 1/2 of toe in or toe out?
    1967 W200.aka.Hank
    1946 WDX.aka.Shorty
    2012 Ram 2500 PowerWagon.aka Ollie

    Life is easier in a lower gear.

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    • #3
      It would be toe in. When I did the front breaks there was no movement up/down or side/side when I put the tires back on. But the front suspension componants are worn. The truck lived a hard life on NO roads.

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      • #4
        To me that seems like a lot of toe in, if i am thinking about this correctly, measuring on a similar surface rear of tire compared to front of the front tire if you have 1.5 inches of toe in. I believe that is way to much. When I do a tape measure alignment on a Power Wagon or M37 I shoot for right around a 1/4 inch of toe in? Could be as you say though a combination of various worn steering and suspension issues.
        1967 W200.aka.Hank
        1946 WDX.aka.Shorty
        2012 Ram 2500 PowerWagon.aka Ollie

        Life is easier in a lower gear.

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        • #5
          yup 1/4 inch toe IN at most
          1985 RamCharger W350 dana 60,s 4;10,s 35 Boggers
          1964 A100 Sportsman Special Mid-440 full manual 727 - 4:10,s
          1985 W350 CrewCab 360 4bl- 4 spd - Dana 60,s 4:10,s
          1952 Chrysler/Hobart Generator-Welder PW motor
          1996 Dodge Dakota 400hp 5.9L 360-Magnum
          2000 Dodge Intrepid R/T

          its mind over matter/ if you dont mind it dont matter
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          • #6
            rockauto has some parts
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            1985 RamCharger W350 dana 60,s 4;10,s 35 Boggers
            1964 A100 Sportsman Special Mid-440 full manual 727 - 4:10,s
            1985 W350 CrewCab 360 4bl- 4 spd - Dana 60,s 4:10,s
            1952 Chrysler/Hobart Generator-Welder PW motor
            1996 Dodge Dakota 400hp 5.9L 360-Magnum
            2000 Dodge Intrepid R/T

            its mind over matter/ if you dont mind it dont matter
            40 year ASE Master Mechanic
            MOPAR TO YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            email - dodgeboysnet@hotmail.com
            www.dodgeboys.net

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