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Unread 02-23-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
RHolbrook609
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Rattle When Driving and Death Wobble at 55mph.

I have a 1995 Jeep Cherokee. Last month, I started getting a wierd rattle sound when driving. It only happens when the wheels are in motion. It stays rattling when I put it in Neutral to. Then on top of that, my Jeep now gets a death wobble only at 55mph. If it is below it, it doesnt wobble and once it is over it stops wobbling. Anybody out there that can tell me what I need to do to get this rattle sound gone and the death wobble!?!?!?! Thanks!!!

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Unread 02-23-2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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Also forgot to mention that the rattle sound gets worse as the tires spin faster.
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Unread 02-23-2012, 11:08 PM   #3
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Could be as simple as some mud stuck in one of your wheels throwing off the balance of your wheel, so I would start by checking that. Have your wheels and tires balanced and inspect your tires- could have a belt separation. Could be something involving your drive-shaft(s), so check them also. Have your front end and suspension checked out also.
I had pretty radical "death wobble" after installing a 2" BB lift but it went away with new tires and an alignment.
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Unread 02-27-2012, 01:49 PM   #4
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You are not alone. I have had the same death wobble start up a few months after my 2.5" OME install. I have my tires rotated and balanced every year, and check the pressure in every tire once a week. (35 psi)

The death wobble scared the bee-gees out of me.
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