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Montero Steering Wobble #162916 10/31/02 09:31 PM
I have a 91 Montero that I love. Over the past year or so, it has developed a wobble in the steering. Not consistently, but very noticeable at times. Typically it happens between 35 and 45 mph in 2 wheel drive mode (not in 4wd). I have had a very thorough inspection by a competent (but non-Montero) mechanic check it out. Wheels, tires, and all front end suspension check out without any problems. I wonder if it is in the steering itself . . . and this particular mechanic wasn't sure . . . didn't know how to assess. Anyone have any experience like this? Any thoughts?

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Re: Montero Steering Wobble #162917 10/31/02 09:50 PM
Sounds like possible idler arm bushings that are worn.

Re: Montero Steering Wobble #162918 10/31/02 10:03 PM
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Helv, Helvetica, Sans">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Helv, Helvetica, Sans">Originally posted by Badas87-2dr:
<strong>Sounds like possible idler arm bushings that are worn.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Helv, Helvetica, Sans">Maybe the wheel bearings are loose, or shot.

I would check for play in all the steering linkage.... also grab the tire and try to shake it in and out of the wheel well.

If some one can work the wheel back an forth with you under the truck, you can usually identify which part are worn.

I got the pitman arm, idler arm, all tie rods, and balljoints pretty cheap from mag auto. To bad the engine doesnt work now. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Mad]" src="images/icons/mad.gif" />

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Re: Montero Steering Wobble #162919 11/01/02 02:07 AM
Well I have the same problem, and have replaced the idler arm, the pitman arm, the balljoints, and now just bought tie rod ends... if that doesn't work its got to be the control arm bushings I think!

Re: Montero Steering Wobble #162920 11/03/02 04:23 PM
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Idler arm-easy fix. Also your pitman arm may go after that, mine did.
Here's what happenned.
-replaced idler arm and everything was great
-a few weeks later i got the same symptoms only less noticeable. I replaced the pitman arm and all was well.

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