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post #1 of 10 Old 10-24-2011, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Death wobble.. How to fix?

I have a 95 Grand with the 4.0L and its lifted. Not to sure how high, but it is on 31x10.5x15in tires. Ill post pictures of the lift tomorrow and see if you guys think it is donw right or if i should change some stuff. Cant be more than 3in i would assume. The thing rides great, but when i break, the front end shakes like crazy! I jacked it up and thought maybe tie rods, but they and the ball joints are all tight with no play. I am in the process of putting in new Ujoints in the front and changed the hub assemblys on both sides. Would this be my problem?

Oh and on a side note.... anyone know where i can get new bolts for the hub assembly? had to burn two off and one broke.

Have some motor questions too, but those can wait till i get this fixed. Just got this thing and put rebuilt trans in it (42re).


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post #2 of 10 Old 10-24-2011, 09:44 PM
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Warped rotors, its not death wobble.

But just to be sure, check to see if the track bar is still nice and tight.
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post #3 of 10 Old 10-24-2011, 11:00 PM
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If it's actually death wobble while braking, then it's upper control arm bushings, axle side.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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post #4 of 10 Old 10-25-2011, 04:57 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not even sure where those two items are on this thing. Pictures would help! I'm replacing the rotors and hub assembly so we will see if it were just the rotors

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1997 Cherokee w/ 4.0L 215K
2003 Wrangler w/ 4.0L 75K
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post #5 of 10 Old 10-25-2011, 05:09 AM
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93' ZJ - 5.2L. 4.5" IRO lift. front long arms rear short adjustables. bilsteins. daystar bumps. 33" KM2's. rancho ss. rc quick discos. flowmaster 10 series.

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post #6 of 10 Old 10-25-2011, 06:47 AM
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Great pic. Upper Control Arm axle bushings... major PITA. Just did mine, get out the really BIG hammer.
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post #7 of 10 Old 10-25-2011, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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Oh jeez... are they expensive to replace or just hard to get out

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post #8 of 10 Old 10-25-2011, 07:49 AM
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just hard to get out. the actual replacement bushings are like 10 bucks.

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post #9 of 10 Old 10-25-2011, 08:31 AM
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I hate replacing bushings. It helps to have a vice and a torch. You can freeze the bushing then heat up the eye hole and they go in easier. I just replace the whole arm now. They are not too expensive from www.rockauto.com
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post #10 of 10 Old 10-25-2011, 09:30 AM
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I hate replacing bushings. It helps to have a vice and a torch. You can freeze the bushing then heat up the eye hole and they go in easier. I just replace the whole arm now. They are not too expensive from www.rockauto.com
I replaced all 16 of mine once.... ONCE. Had to burn them out with a torch. Molten rubber took flight everywhere - it's really a wonder none of us got seriously injured!!

Yeah those bushings are a major PITA!
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