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'04 3500 with death wobble, 3 shops say front end is fine

My friend has an '04 that is doing the death wobble when he hits a bump the right way. I the past month he replaced every tie rod end, rebalanced the front tires, had the front end aligned, installed a new stabilizer, to try to remedy the death wobble.

He brought it to 3 front end shops plus to dealers they all tell him the front end is fine. Are the spec limitations for this truck's front end sloppy to begin with.

I put the truck on a drive on lift and could not get any play out of the track bar.

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I could not get any play out of mine manually when in the air. I had my wife saw the wheel back and forth when the truck was on the ground, while I laid on the driveway and watched the underside. Thats when I saw things sliding left to right. An upgrade to the Thurenfab track bar tightened things up nicely. No more death wobble.

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Agreed. I love my thuren unit also. Very stout. Pricey but worth every penny; for confidence while towing! Also safty I experienced the "death wobble" and it is not fun.

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Put in poly bushings in the trackbar will help, if the OEM ones are rubber.

http://sourceautomotive.biz/2003-200...nglinkage.aspx

This is a must have item. Night and day difference in my '97 and '99 (as was the 3rd gen trackbar upgrade)-

http://sourceautomotive.biz/2003-200...ilizer4x4.aspx

Running 2 steering stabilizers helps too.

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The ball joints are a common problem on the AAM axles as well. Some junk within 30k miles.

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