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Unread 10-22-2013, 07:15 PM   #1
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Still have death wobble, what else could be causing this

I have a 96 xj, i have new drag link, zj tie rod, all new tie rod ends, new track bar, steering box brace, and gotten an alignment. What else could be causing the death wobble. It only happens sometimes, and only around 45-55 mph. Just wondering what else could need replacing to solve this.

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Unread 10-22-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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Check the track bar mounting hole, axle side. they can oval out and cause DW.
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Unread 10-22-2013, 08:07 PM   #3
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If it has, how do you fix it?
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Unread 10-22-2013, 08:21 PM   #4
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How's your wheel/tire balance?

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If it has, how do you fix it?
Drill it to match a larger bolt for a new snug fit.
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Unread 10-22-2013, 08:24 PM   #5
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wheels and tires were just mounted and balanced



I may have to look at that this weekend.
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Unread 10-22-2013, 11:35 PM   #6
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Ball joint's, Hubs, Bushings, Caster angle can all contribute
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Unread 10-22-2013, 11:42 PM   #7
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Mine was the steering knuckle and ball joint
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Unread 10-23-2013, 05:41 AM   #8
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When i had the alignment i had them look over the whole front end of the jeep, only thing they said was bad was the track bar. Are there any tests i can do to test a bad ball joint, steering knuckle, or hub. And to sound like like i have no idea about what i am talking about, castor angle? Haha thanks guys.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 05:47 AM   #9
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Were the tires new and/or did you have the problem before the tires came into play...perhaps its one of your rims.
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Consider control arm bushings, especially if braking around 50mph sets it off.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 07:14 AM   #11
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Well if first started when it had stock rims and really old 28" tires on it. Now it has some micky Thompson 15x8 rims and used 31's. It's never gone away really. Something still doesn't feel right.

It doesn't happen when I brake only at speed and its getting worst each day I drive.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 10:58 AM   #12
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Well if first started when it had stock rims and really old 28" tires on it. Now it has some micky Thompson 15x8 rims and used 31's. It's never gone away really. Something still doesn't feel right. It doesn't happen when I brake only at speed and its getting worst each day I drive.
Possibly an out of round tire. I kept getting DW with my old 31's an they would balance perfectly. I installed 33's and the problem went away
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