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post #1 of 11 Old 02-28-2013, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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uncontrollable shaking at 60mph

Would the steering dampner be the reason this is happening?

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-28-2013, 04:47 PM
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No.

Loose/worn components in your suspension/steering is what causes this. Search for "Death Wobble" lots of info on it. Good luck!

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post #3 of 11 Old 03-08-2013, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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Ok i replaced the tie rod ends and the steering dampner and it is still happening what would be the next fix?
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post #4 of 11 Old 03-08-2013, 04:58 PM
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Does the shaking seem to be at about the same frequency as a tire rotation (about 10-11 oscillations per second at 60mph) or does it seem more than twice that fast?
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post #5 of 11 Old 03-08-2013, 05:30 PM
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Ok i replaced the tie rod ends and the steering dampner and it is still happening what would be the next fix?
Don't just throw parts at it. Check the track bar first. Then jack up the front end and check the ball joints/wheel hubs also check the steering box for play.

There is more but this is a good start.

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post #6 of 11 Old 03-08-2013, 07:03 PM
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This happened to me a month ago...ended up being the drivers side front caliper seizeing up on me....I would of sworn it was going to be a steering component...Jack up the jeep and make sure the wheels spin...
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post #7 of 11 Old 03-08-2013, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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What excatly am i looking for to see if the trac bar is bad i got under it and there is no play what so ever
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post #8 of 11 Old 03-08-2013, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Ill look first thing in the morning. and now that you say something i do believe my caliper was sticking a while ago
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post #9 of 11 Old 03-08-2013, 09:15 PM
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Ok dude read this carefully! The cause is of the v
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post #10 of 11 Old 03-08-2013, 09:23 PM
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K dude listen to me carefully! The cause of the vibration has to do with the suspension system. What is the suspension system? Good question, tires, rotors, brake pads, axles, struts, Dampers , and bearings are part of your suspension system an I might of miss a few parts but I want u to try with the simplest and hopefully the least expensive part... Ready??... Go to a tire shop and get your wheels balanced! 225/75/16 is ur recommended size. If you don't have those get them and make sure the tire shop balances them ok. This should fix your problem. Lemme know what happens
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post #11 of 11 Old 03-08-2013, 09:35 PM
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i just went through this for the past 2 years its very frustrating but the biggest thing you need to look for is that trac bar it may seem like its good but if i was you id replace the tracbar bushings and get new bolts for it. if you have a lift you need a adjustable trac bar. to get rid of my death wobble i had to get adjustable control arms and set the axle at the right angle, get a nitro steering stabilizer, have a very strong trac bar made with heim joints on both ends, replace all tie rods and ball joints, got better tires that would balance better and oh ya make sure you get a alighnment done. thats how i fixed mine and my steering is solid now. i do alighnments myself now you could but it takes awhile to do them so give yourself plenty of time and do it right if you go that route but if your trying to figure out DW you gonna be alighning things more times then you can count and by the way putting a dual steering stabilizer on is NOT fixing anything just putting a bandaide on it until something gets so worn that you could brake a tie rod or something while driving. just give yourself a few hours and go over every little front end component.
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