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death wobble

Seems I'm not the only one with this problem!!! Why isn't Chrysler Corp involved in this problem?

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post #2 of 15 Old 06-02-2013, 09:40 AM
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You have worn out suspension components. Fix them.
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Seems I'm not the only one with this problem!!! Why isn't Chrysler Corp involved in this problem?
Educate yourself about death wobble. All solid axle vehicles are subject to developing it as parts wear. Its physics. Not something that Chrysler or any other manufacturer can change as long as solid axle vehicles are built. Take care of your vehicle and all will be good.

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post #9 of 15 Old 06-02-2013, 04:09 PM
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I think my 02 Wrangler has this "death wobble". At 60mph it shakes. Not so much the steering wheel but it mostly feels like the wheels are shaking. I'm trying to research and see if I have death wobble or not. It seems the beginning steps are rotating the tires/ getting new tires or an alignment. I recently got the Jeep and the owner said the ties have 10k left on them. Are there any signs or anything I should look for underneath in order to determine if the problem is more serious?

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I think my 02 Wrangler has this "death wobble". At 60mph it shakes. Not so much the steering wheel but it mostly feels like the wheels are shaking. I'm trying to research and see if I have death wobble or not. It seems the beginning steps are rotating the tires/ getting new tires or an alignment. I recently got the Jeep and the owner said the ties have 10k left on them. Are there any signs or anything I should look for underneath in order to determine if the problem is more serious?

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Just for the record if you only think you have death wobble then you don't have it. When you get death wobble the only way to stop from losing control of the vehicle is to apply the brakes to low way down.

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post #12 of 15 Old 06-02-2013, 07:10 PM
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Ok. And, awesome I hope I do not have it! Well, at 60 when it started to "wobble" so I just let off the gas and once back in the 50s it stopped.. so having that info you still think its probably not death wobble? If so, what is it? I have not tried to push it past 60 b/c I was scared enough when it started wobbling and it felt unsafe.

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post #13 of 15 Old 06-02-2013, 07:22 PM
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Any vehicle with badly worn front end components are unsafe. Be glad a TJ will tell you that it has not been properly maintained and needs to be fixed.
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post #14 of 15 Old 06-02-2013, 07:31 PM
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My 05' had death wobble. I tested/checked/swapped many different components and minimized it but it would still do it occasionally.
Even though my tires were new and balanced several times changing them made it go away.
I know it didn't fix anything. The problem is still there. It just masked it. About to completely redo a high pinion with all new parts. Hopefully that will take care of it.
My buddys Samurai did it and I had a CJ7 that did it too...
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post #15 of 15 Old 06-02-2013, 10:33 PM
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Re: Death Wobble

I have a 2002 TJ with oversized tires and a 3" lift kit with about 83K miles on it. Today, I experienced my first Death Wobble. Scared the SH** out of me at about 60 mph down the freeway. 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.

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