Originally Posted by Jaketit
So as the title states will a sticking caliper cause a shimmy or death wobble. I believe so. Thanks for everyone's help and I'll be waiting for the next problem .
After reading the posts on this thread and after experiencing what I thought was a full on DW, I just wanted to sit down and cry. I LOVE my WJ and I don't have the time/patience/ability/money to do endless troubleshooting. I've had it for 13 years and it's still a beautiful car. The only thing wrong with the body is the wiper arms are starting to lose the black finish ( an easy and relatively cheap fix) and the letters are starting to lose the top plastic film (looks like a bad sunburn), but I'm looking into that.
I was releived to see someone else thinks a sticking caliper could approximate a DW. This was right front passenger and the shop guys couldn't turn the wheel at all. I hope that was it. I've had sticking calipers before and I could smell the heat and hear the clicking when I parked in my garage. I didn't sense any heat or hear clicking with this. I have to say the wobble is gone, but I haven't driven more than 50 miles since I got it back. I guess time will tell.
What I do have is something I didn't have before which is a light shudder for about 15 sec which I feel comes from the rear. Just an impression. Someone did mention recently, rear brakes binding can cause a shudder, but I'll wait until I have the bad fuel injector replaced and then start working on the shudder - maybe it's related.