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    Angry I NEED HELP ! Front wheels jiggle randomly

    So I recently bought my first mighty max. It's a 92 rx. Everything is ok except the front wheels. They randomly jiggle. I thought it was the tie rods so I switched them out and it seemed to get worse especially when driving over a speed bump or just a rough street. I'm guessing it's either the control arms or the ball joints? Any advice would be greatly apprecaiated

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    Hi and welcome to mightyram. There are a couple of culprits with front end/steering issues. Control arm bushes, upper and lower ball joints and wheel bearings should all be inspected for wear. Also look at your radius rods and rod bushes as well (these won't be the main issue but they experience extra load/wear when the control arm bushes have worn out). Last on the list is the front stabiliser/sway bar bushes.

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    Welcome Letmeaddem! I too am battling a random clunk at slow speed & a slight vibration at 55mph on a 1983 4wd. Slowly replacing everything (that showed wear or noise). Changed: steering box, pitman arm, idler arm, upper & lower ball joints, right wheel bearings, left outer tie rod, upper control arm bushings, sway bar. Still no change. Will continue to throw money at it & change lower control arm bushings, inner tie rods, right outer tie rod, & left wheel bearing. Changing/rotating wheels has made no difference....3 alignments....no strange wear on tires. I will win!
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    on the 2wd trucks, the idler arm bushings will cause the jiggle you describe. To confirm, Jack up the right front and move the wheel left to right, watching the idler arm located on the frame behind the wheel. If they are bad, you will see the outer part of the arm move on the shaft - there should be no movement if they are good. The bushings can be bought separately for about $10.00 or so on eBay or RockAuto.
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    [QUOTE=geezer101;56019]Hi and welcome to mightyram. There are a couple of culprits with front end/steering issues. Control arm bushes, upper and lower ball joints and wheel bearings should all be inspected for wear. Also look at your radius rods and rod bushes as well (these won't be the main issue but they experience extra load/wear when the control arm bushes have worn out). Last on the list is the front stabiliser/sway bar bushes.


    okay man thanks I appreciate the advice . I'll definitely give that a look and see if I can figure it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennyman1 View Post
    on the 2wd trucks, the idler arm bushings will cause the jiggle you describe. To confirm, Jack up the right front and move the wheel left to right, watching the idler arm located on the frame behind the wheel. If they are bad, you will see the outer part of the arm move on the shaft - there should be no movement if they are good. The bushings can be bought separately for about $10.00 or so on eBay or RockAuto.

    Alright cool thanks man I'll check those out

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