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Unread 04-03-2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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Need Help! jeep shaking!

Hello fellow jeep enthusiasts i am having a problem with my 2004 TJ ever since about a month after i bought the vehicle whenever i slow down to a stop or idle then speed up slowly my jeep is shaking or almost bouncing back and forth, i had my tires balanced and weighted but it did not change anything, was hoping for some suggestions on what might be causing this. Please Help!!

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Unread 04-03-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!!!

Since you are all stock from your profile lets start with the basics. U-joints on the driveshafts need to be inspected closely to see if they are installed properly and not coming apart. You may have to drop them out of the diffs to check closely. You can drop the front shaft first and drive it and if it goes away its the front shaft. One of the driveshafts may have thrown a weight. Then look at your motor mounts and see that they are not separated and then the trans mount and torque arm are solid on the T-Case skid. From there I would shake down the suspension components and see if some thing has come off or broken as in shock mounts and shackles.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:07 PM   #3
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I had this issue with my Jeep Cherokee but at high speeds. Mine was the outer ball joint. I took it to a shop, and they diagnosed it and I fixed it. It was pretty cheap to fix and pretty easy. It is a pretty common problem from what I hear. The tech called it the "Jeep death shake"

Not sure if that is your issue but I wanted to throw it out there.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:46 PM   #4
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u may also check the control arm bushings and or brackets. Mine the slot got bored out and had quite the wobble. I made new brackets. that consisted of a lil fab work and a welder
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Unread 04-04-2013, 07:40 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies and happy to be on the forum, i checked under the front yesterday and didn't see any wear spots or anything but i will have to check out the U joint situation, i'm glad you guys didn't think death wobble right away like all of the other forums i have read. i knew it wasn't DW because i experienced it before in my dads jeep!
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