Death Wobble - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Death Wobble

Clayton Off Road WJ Long Arm Kits!Clayton Off Road - JK Prototype Gas Tank SkidTJ 5.25" Speaker Adapters - NalinMFG

Reply
Unread 05-29-2013, 07:30 AM   #1
Jeeepgirl
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Cedar bluff, Va
Posts: 5
Death Wobble

I have owned jeeps for years but have never been really technical or knew how they worked. I need suggestions and help from those of you who know what you are talking about so please excuse the ignorance. I own a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport. In December I was on my way home from Charlotte late night and hit a bear with the front passenger bumper. The entire front end started shaking violently and I thought that I had busted tires or something. When I calmed down and decided there was no risk for bear attack I got out to check out the jeep and there looked to be no damage to the jeep. At least twice on the way home I had death wobble (but didn't know what it was at the time.) I turned the jeep in on insurance and they sent me to my local shop (who were apparently as clueless as I was) and the shop then stated there was nothing wrong with the jeep. They did an alignment and sent me on my way.

All was well for a few months then I started having death wobble again. I did some research online and noticed that the culprit if often loose track bar. I had my husband tighten the track bar (it was slightly loose). It worked for a while but then continued to have the problem. I took it to jeep dealer this time who told me I had two busted front shocks and they wanted $500 to replace the shocks. They again tightened the track bar. I decided since I had always wanted to have a small lift on my jeep I would instead have a different local guy install Rough country 3.25" suspension lift which included shocks. One week after installation still having the same problem. Any suggestions? I am a total novice but I'm slowly learning.

Jeeepgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-29-2013, 07:36 AM   #2
tyvanwie
Registered User
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Posts: 9,545
Check for worn out parts. Also search around on here and you'll find it. By the way, you own a "JK" and this is the "TJ" section, but I'm sure a mod will move it

Sent from my iForum using JeepPhone
__________________
[SIZE="4"][B][COLOR="Red"][URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/tys-tj-1475530/#post14926343"]MY BUILD THREAD[/URL][/COLOR][/B][/SIZE]
[SIZE="4"][B][URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f374/tyvanwies-log-transformation-1489190/"]MY FITNESS LOG/TRANSFORMATION[/URL][/B][/SIZE]
[SIZE="4"][B][URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f127/jk-tj-parts-1525039/"]JK AND TJ PARTS FOR SALE[/URL][/B][/SIZE]

I'm pretty sure I know what I'm talking about. I think...
tyvanwie is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-29-2013, 07:55 AM   #3
Jeeepgirl
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Cedar bluff, Va
Posts: 5
Like I said I'm a novice
Jeeepgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-02-2013, 10:47 PM   #4
guido79
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pleasanton, CA
Posts: 5
Re: Death Wobble

After researching this a bit today, here's some helpful links if you want to read up on causes and how to fix:

Jeep "death wobble" leaves drivers shaken

Death Wobble: How To Fix Your Own Case of Dreaded Death Wobble

If you're a do-it-yourselfer, Kevin's Offroad makes a "Death Wobble Package for TJ Wranglers" for $367.

Hope this helps.

Guido79
guido79 is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.