2000 Chevy Blazer Truck shaky after fall into 8" deep

Tiny
CLB1265
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET BLAZER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 72,000 MILES
A week ago driving on road construction I did not see that the pavement dropped about 8 inches, the truck just dropped hard. I then slowed down to go up another bump and heard a sort of vibration sound. Now when on a bumpier / rougher road the truck does not drive as smooth (no sounds). The wheels or body seems to have a shakiness/vibration while driving on an unsmooth services and until I'm back on a smooth surface again. I have new tires on it and otherwise on smooth payment/highway it is fine. Did I damage a shock, strut, spring? What is most likely to look for being the problem?
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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 AT 7:55 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

you may have lost a wheel balance weight, or at worst bent something, go get an alignment & tyre balance done this should pick up the problem.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 AT 9:25 PM
Tiny
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But if it was a wheel balance weight wouldn' tyou feel it on the highway even? Not just shake on the bumpier backroads here in the country?

If an alignment the truck wouldn't drive straight as an arrow on the highway. Same with balance.

It was a straight 4 wheel at once land into an 8" non paved road section.
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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 AT 10:59 PM
Tiny
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With any vibration, this is can be a balance issue, seeing that you hit this hole, and all was fine before hand, we need to check all the simple things first, you can't presume that something is right, we have to know it's right, so that is why we should start off with the simple things first like tyre damage, wheel balance and minor suspension damage, rule this out then look deeper, start there.

Mark
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Thursday, August 13th, 2009 AT 2:02 AM

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