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Unread 12-19-2011, 11:58 PM   #1
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Not the Death wobble but something similar.

I've been reading and watching videos on the death wobble and it seems to me that the death wobble is a bit more violent then what is happening with my Jeep. So i drive a 94 ZJ and a few moths ago she began to shake when i would accelerate from about 15-50 mph and then smoothes out. I also have noticed that the more weight I have in the Car the worse the shacking is, but its not violent like the shacking in the videos i have been watching. could this be my transfer case, front or rear diff, transmission, or something thats just loose?

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Unread 12-20-2011, 12:08 AM   #2
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if you have All time 4x4, the CV joint could have gone bad in the front and that causes something very similar to a death wobble
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Unread 12-21-2011, 11:02 PM   #3
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if you have All time 4x4, the CV joint could have gone bad in the front and that causes something very similar to a death wobble
ya I do have all time 4wheel drive and I have also noticed a burning smell each time I get out of the jeep which some of the other threads have mentioned in regards to the CV joints going bad. Is there any way to observe the CV joint easily or do I just need to get in there and remove the hub?
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Unread 02-28-2012, 12:40 AM   #4
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So I've replace both of the front CV axels and the shaking is still there, Ive had my U-joints checked, the hubs seem fine, had the tires balanced and had the alignment done. Im thinking it may be my tie rods. any suggestions on what i should look into next?
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Unread 02-28-2012, 01:40 AM   #5
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Follow the same diagnosis cycle a you would for any other death wobble.

Dry steering test, track bar, ball joints, control arm bushings, alignment, tire balance, motor mounts.
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Unread 02-28-2012, 06:54 PM   #6
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I had my buddy go for a drive with me who had the DW in his Jeep last year. He said its not nearly severe enough and that it was most likely the drive shaft or possibly an engine mount. And what is a dry steering test?
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Unread 02-28-2012, 07:10 PM   #7
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I had my buddy go for a drive with me who had the DW in his Jeep last year. He said its not nearly severe enough and that it was most likely the drive shaft or possibly an engine mount. And what is a dry steering test?
lay under the front of your jeep have a buddy see-saw the steering wheel see what moves that aint suppose to
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Unread 02-28-2012, 07:11 PM   #8
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Did you get a print-out of your caster/camber/toe numbers before and/or after the alignment? This can be helpful when trying to diagnose DW, too. If camber was off, you might look at ball joints, if caster was off you might look at control arms, so on and so forth.
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Unread 02-28-2012, 07:24 PM   #9
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if your alignment was done by a legit shop they would have checked the front end before aligning it, there is no sense aligning a vehicle with bad front end parts
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