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 Had all 4 wheels rebalanced tonight with a combination of hammer on and adhesive wheel weights.  I watched the tech spin all 4 wheels up as they were removed and the balancer started spitting out errors:  excessive runout/replace wheels.   It seems all 4 were way out of balance.  Of note none of the wheels had any adhesive weights prior to balance but all required adhesive weights when rebalanced.  I made it about 1/2 mile down the highway and the LF hammer on wheel weight came off with a loud bang.  I turned right around and went back.  They pulled the LF wheel and balanced it again.  Interestingly they needed more stick on weights this time.

 

  We'll see how she drives now.

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A correctly performed tire balance job calmed the death wobble significantly but it still isn't gone.  I checked all of the steering components for the umpteenth time but tried something different.  I used Vise Grips to clamp each ball stud and see if there was any movement between stud and knuckle or other mating component.  I found play in 2 of the 4 joints and replaced the center link and tie rod.  Also did a garage alignment by taping a ruler to the center of each tire and one to the center of the body.  It's close enough to get me to the alignment shop.

 

 

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Been driving the MJ exclusively as the wife's car was totaled by an uninsured driver (long story, quite a saga, & not yet resolved).  I took her on a trip to Rod Run in Pigeon Forge and the center link and tie rod helped a lot.  She was a bit unsettled on the largest interstate bumps but didn't go into DW. :crossfingers:

 

Here's the totaled Olds.  85K miles:

 

 

Catherine accident rear.jpg

Catherine accident 4.jpg

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27 minutes ago, 1987Comanche said:

Been driving the MJ exclusively as the wife's car was totaled by an uninsured driver (long story, quite a saga, & not yet resolved).  I took her on a trip to Rod Run in Pigeon Forge and the center link and tie rod helped a lot.  She was a bit unsettled on the largest interstate bumps but didn't go into DW. :crossfingers:

 

Here's the totaled Olds.  85K miles:

 

 

Catherine accident rear.jpg

Catherine accident 4.jpg

that sucks, that olds looks clean, probably rode really nice

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that sucks, that olds looks clean, probably rode really nice

 

  She was a great ride, powerful and comfortable, neat as a pin inside and out. Finished negotiating with the insurance company and it looks like Copart is picking her up tomorrow or Wednesday.  I'd like to find another one. 

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1 hour ago, 1987Comanche said:

 

  She was a great ride, powerful and comfortable, neat as a pin inside and out. Finished negotiating with the insurance company and it looks like Copart is picking her up tomorrow or Wednesday.  I'd like to find another one. 

I wish you luck on your search.

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  Tonight's stop at the bank took longer than I thought.  Going through the parking lot I heard something odd as I was waiting on drive thru.  Pulled into a spot and found large object in my LF tire.  Any idea what this is?  Got the spare on and, while I check the air pressure every time I change the oil I hadn't looked at it closely in quite some time.  Date coded 2007 but it got me home.  Hopefully I can get the tire fixed.  In total I drove about 200' with that in the tire.

 

 

 

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