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post #1 of 5 Old 09-04-2003, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Slight Death Wobble at 49MPH

70K. No lift. Good tires- Recently aligned and balanced.

The wobble comes at 49 and fades at 51.

What could be causing this?

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-08-2003, 09:39 AM
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I've experience the DW several times before, and have never known it to go away by increasing speed. In my experience, you have to slow to a complete stop to end the DW (or keep going and die ) Maybe it is something else. Have you checked your alignment?

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post #3 of 5 Old 09-08-2003, 10:20 AM
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Has this vehicle ever been wrecked? Has it done this since you've owned it, or did it just start doing it on it's own?

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-14-2003, 07:00 PM
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Check the steering stabilizer, it may have let go.

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post #5 of 5 Old 09-14-2003, 07:18 PM
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I had a 98 GC 4.0 before my current one and it did the DW for a few weeks, when I took it in to the dealer (still under the extended warranty) they changed the transmission fluid & filter and changed out the fluid in the transfer cases. Not sure if that will help you, but it did the trick for me.


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