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Unread 09-07-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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Death Wobble fix

Anyone know how to fix it???

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Unread 09-07-2011, 10:02 AM   #2
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Entire list of everything that can cause death wobble:

-Front tires out of balance
-Front alignment out of spec
-Loose track bar
-Worn track bar bushings
-Worn track bar end
-Worn track bar bolt hole on axle
-Needing an adjustable track bar
-Bad bushings/joints in control arms
-Worn/damaged steering stabilizer
-Worn/damaged shocks
-Worn/damaged tie rod end
-Bad U Joint
-Bad ball joint
-Loose track bar frame mount
-Worn track bar frame mount
-Steering box looseness
-Driveshaft(s) not balanced
-Bad front hub assembly
-Bent axle housing
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Unread 09-21-2011, 11:58 AM   #3
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My Jeep drives fine until certain speeds and then it shakes like crazy until I either speed up or slow down. I've got a small list with 31" tires. I'm new to this as I just got my first jeep last week.

Any idea what they shake may be? I figured I'd start by getting a rotation and balance. Would the wheels shake all the time if out of balance?
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Unread 09-21-2011, 03:00 PM   #4
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What speeds do you feel the shaking? wheels out of balance seem to be around 45-50 then again around 65.
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Unread 09-22-2011, 08:11 AM   #5
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I feel it around 40-50 MPH. Since I have a 4 banger I dont get above 65mph...lol.
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Unread 11-08-2011, 03:10 AM   #6
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CASTOR ANGLE NEEDS ADJUSTING
Set it to 6.5 degrees back from vertical. If this strains your prop joint lower the transmission.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 08:50 PM   #7
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What's up I'm new to this but now I have same old story need good advice ...
I live in baltimore MD I bought a 2001 grand cheerokee Laredo with 3 inch lift and 3 inch spacers about a year ago now I have that damn DW ( death wobble ) now I took it to shop to get it diagnosed and fixed and a partly there telling me they can't fix it without replacing all front end parts
Well they've so far replaced
all front end tie rods
The sleeve
New track bar
Upper controll arms
Lower control arms
New steering stabilzer
Now I have taken jeep to alligment at jeep dealership drove 2 or 3 miles and hit a sewer head and BAAAAAMMMMM there it went again so now I headed straight to shop and they tell me I was suppose to get another paper from algment beings I only had receipt also that he can't help me without paperwork.????? So I go back to algignment place and he will due it in morning again so I get numbers now while I'm there what should I tell this fat mofo what to do to tire alignment if he doesn't tipacally know??? Please help if you know what to do then please advise me in right direction




Thank you for you time
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