Re: violent shimmy
Thanks. Another NG person Snowman suggested something
similar...I think. I'm going to find a different Ford truck dealer and
specifically mention the caster and camber.
Thanks again to you all. This had been awesome help...\
Tim fm CT
"Eagle Creek" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Tim Dolan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> 2nd attempt. first title 2002 F53 chassis.
>> There are a lot of motor homes out there with Ford F53 chassis.
>> I've gotten some information from the travel rv NG but I'd like to get
>> information via Ford owners.
>> Question: can the shimmy be corrected via ford instead of buying add
>> Thank in advance,
>> Tim Fm CT
> O.K. here ya go....... I had the exact same thing happening on an
> older Chevy 1- 1/2 ton stake bed (Please, I know..... it's a
> Chevy...)..... once it started to shimmy (and it was violent) the only
> way to stop it was to apply the brakes and rapidly bring the speed down
> to about 20MPH..... tried all kinds of things, tire balance , different
> tires, even tried one of those steering dampeners that attached to the
> center OR drag link between the front steering wheels, didn't help!
> finally took it to a truck shop that did alignments ..... grisly old
> guy said they put more camber in it ..... it was near zero
> camber.....had to put wedges in. never had it happen again. Might be
> worth while to have an old experienced guy look into the alignment....
> Is a Ford truck shop available?