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Unread 05-31-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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death shake

what causes the death in these 95 grands??? its my girls daily driver so i need to fix it... i dunno much about these year zjs see im a wrangler guy an a dodge truck driver lol

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Unread 05-31-2009, 06:33 PM   #2
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make sure all suspension and steering bolts anywhere under the car are all tight.
if that doesn't fix it, try alignment, or get tires all balanced.
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Unread 05-31-2009, 07:39 PM   #3
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Loose trac bars or wallowed our trac bar mounting holes or worn trac bar bushings are the cause like 95%+ of the time.
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Unread 06-01-2009, 06:39 AM   #4
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and Change the Stering Stabilizer
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Unread 06-01-2009, 06:41 AM   #5
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and Change the Stering Stabilizer
Steering stabilizer is just a band aide, not the root cause.
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Unread 06-01-2009, 07:31 AM   #6
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yeah steering stabalizer can mask it, but is not the problem
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Unread 06-01-2009, 11:08 AM   #7
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Yeah Like they all said SS is not the root but if it has high mileage check to see if the stabilizer is blown and change it as well but deffinately find the root of the problem. Like said above really take a good look to see if there is movement in the trackbar
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Unread 06-01-2009, 11:43 AM   #8
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and Change the Stering Stabilizer
NO NO NO, track bars and bushings are gonna be the cause most of the time. The SS wount cause or cure DW, just mask or amplify it
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Unread 06-01-2009, 12:59 PM   #9
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NO NO NO, track bars and bushings are gonna be the cause most of the time. The SS wount cause or cure DW, just mask or amplify it

THIS IS SOOOOO TRUE ( but ) check your SS and if it is shot get a new one
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Unread 06-01-2009, 02:26 PM   #10
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I changed my shocks and it went away for me
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Unread 06-01-2009, 02:32 PM   #11
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On my WJ, I needed to adjust my toe.
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Unread 06-01-2009, 05:25 PM   #12
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mine needed a new lower trac bar bolt, it was pounded and almost cut in half
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Unread 06-02-2009, 12:29 PM   #13
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On my WJ, I needed to adjust my toe.
Yea, if the front tires are toed in too far, they will cause this. Adding a lift without adjusting will make the vehicle toe in worse. Make a quick check with a measuring tape.
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Unread 06-02-2009, 12:34 PM   #14
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Wow, this topic never gets old. I mean really, it's posted nearly every day.

ZJ's are super ultra mega notorious for bad front ends. If you have over, say, 100,000 miles, replace ALL OF IT. Shocks, steering stabilizer, bushings, ball joints, track bar...
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