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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-30-2014, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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death wobble

I just went to red cone this weekend. Now everytime I hit a dip in the road or bump I get the crazy bad death wobble. I had this happen in the past and replaced my trunnion bearings and all was fixed. I don't have any tools or anything where I live and my buddy might be too busy at his shop to help. What's the going rate for a shop to replace the trunnion bearings. I'm guessing just a total knuckle rebuild will cover it b/c they will be taken apart anyways to replace the bearings.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-30-2014, 09:30 AM
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It depends a lot on where you live. I'm sure it's cheaper in the country in Alabama than in a city in California.

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I'm in Evergreen CO. But could get it down to Denver too.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-01-2014, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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I think I'm just going to try to do this on my own to save money.
Using this guide: http://www.4crawler.com/4x4/CheapTri...eRebuild.shtml
I thought I was going to have to need a press to press on the bearings (wheel bearings and trunnion) but in his write up there is not one mention of a press. So is one needed or not?
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I know it sounds silly but make sure the shackles are tight too.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-01-2014, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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yeah I've gone over all the things that could have loosened up like shackles, tie rods ends, steering arms, steering box.etc and they all seem pretty tight. I had the exact same thing happen before and replaced my trunnions and it was fine. I think the wheeling last weekend toasted them.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-06-2014, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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I did. Turns out my trunions were fine. I recheck everything again closer, and my bushings were practically gone in my shackles which caused everything to move around and the death wobble was strong.
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