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Death Wobble...All of a Sudden

All of a sudden my truck has some serious death wobble. If I hit a bump the steeering wheel will shake violently back and forth and sometimes I have to stop the truck completly to get it to stop. I dont know why this is happeneing. I have checked everything on the front and nothing seems to be loose.

I have an 08 F250 Crew Cab, Icon 4 Link, Icon 7 Inch Coilovers, Icon Dual Steering Stabilizers, and OUO Traction Blocks. I dont know what is going on. My alignment is good, truck drives straight im at a loss. Any ideas?

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Check your Track Bar, it probably loosened up since your lift was installed. Have somebody turn your steering wheel while you lay underneath to see if it moves.

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X2 on checking the trac bar with someone steering it.

How many miles on the truck?

I'll also add that you should jack up each side separately and shake the piss out of the wheel. There should be NO play in the wheel. If it moves any at all, could be ball joints. Lifts are hell on ball joints.

Also, check the lug nuts just for a double check.

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Ball joints or the trac bar is loose!

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x2 on the ball joints
sounds too familiar to my old truck

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My upper bushing on my Icon track bar has been replaced 3 times in 20,000 miles...

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Because that bar is a POS!


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My upper bushing on my Icon track bar has been replaced 3 times in 20,000 miles...

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hmmm...
ellaborate on that one so we know what to watch for

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Because that bar is a POS!
that statment is so true...what a waste of 300 dollars.The only thing i ever bought for my truck that i regret,as soon as i pulled it out of the box i knew it was sh*t
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