[ROVERNET - UK] tc shimmy

Paul Smith vmitps at netspace.net.au
Fri Sep 8 23:22:24 BST 2006

Check for cracks around the mounting of the steering damper/idler box.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Larry" <lewill at ctcweb.net>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 11:24 PM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] tc shimmy

> 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.
> at a slow speed. Above the speed only a slight vibration. This happened
> of a sudden. I drove home(100 miles or so) and the shimmy continued. I had
> friend turn the wheel and there were no lose ball joints and nothing to
> 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
> the way to the right there was a click and it came from the dampener on
> right side of the fire wall. Sorry for the rambling note. Any and all help
> would be appreciated. Larry
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