[ROVERNET - UK] tc shimmy

steve bridge slbridge at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 8 14:38:15 BST 2006

Broken belt in the tire? Lost balancing weight?  How worn are the tires?

>From: "Larry" <lewill at ctcweb.net>
>Reply-To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
>To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
>Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] tc shimmy
>Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 07:24:38 -0600
>I was on a road trip and everything was OK. The old girl was running at 
>highway speed with little vibration and then coming off the freeway and 
>slowing down for a stop sign the front end developed a horrible shimmy. But 
>at a slow speed. Above the speed only a slight vibration. This happened all 
>of a sudden. I drove home(100 miles or so) and the shimmy continued. I had 
>a friend turn the wheel and there were no lose ball joints and nothing to 
>see. I have a Ford work truck that has a vibration dampener that is hooked 
>into the steering and I had hit a big rock and smashed the thing and if I 
>hit a bump in the road it had the same shimmy as the tc has. Has anyone had 
>this happen before? Any suggestions? I see in the manual there is a 
>steering damper that may be the culprit. As I was having my friend turn the 
>wheel all the way to the right there was a click and it came from the 
>dampener on the right side of the fire wall. Sorry for the rambling note. 
>Any and all help would be appreciated. Larry
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