Many times, when it comes to vehicle safety, it seems like there are so many things that could potentially go wrong. If and when they do go awry, it’s hard to determine what exactly the problem might be, and even more, to identify its source. One such problem, known as the “death wobble,” affects a number of owners of pickups, including used Ford trucks, in Orlando.
The “death wobble” is a series of jerky, sudden vibrations from the forward suspension in a truck, making it difficult to control. Some diesel truck owners have regrettably experienced the “death wobble,” leaving them gripping their steering wheels tightly to maintain control. But just what does that mean, and how is it fixed? Here’s some clarification:
If you experience this phenomenon, let off the accelerator immediately and allow the truck to slow to a stop.
The causes of the death wobble have been widely debated, as it can be caused by a number of different factors. It does, however, occur most often in trucks with front-axle suspension, such as used Rams and used Ford trucks in Orlando. Truck owners often have to go through a process of elimination to discover the source of the wobble.
Two of the main causes of death wobble are alignment and tire balance. Imperfections in either of these aspects can throw the entire vehicle out of balance.
Worn out ball joints can also contribute to the dreaded death wobble, as they handle most of the load that the truck encounters daily.
With proper inspection and regular maintenance, it should be easier for drivers to understand the causes and solutions for death wobble.
As with any vehicle, safety is key, and a current maintenance log is a great place to start in ensuring vehicle safely. If you have experienced the death wobble in your used Ford truck in Orlando, or in any other large diesel pickup truck, it is best to contact professionals who can thoroughly inspect your vehicle for any potential causes. To learn more about the death wobble and how to prevent it from interrupting your commute visit our Youtube channel and search: Gibson Truck World Disaster Prevention Presents: Death Wobble.
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