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post #1 of 24 Old 01-29-2016, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Death Wobble AT SAME SPOT

So for the past few days I take this pretty rough cement road home and only twice out of 10 times my jeep will get the death wobble at the SAME EXACT SPOT and I'm not sure why... any suggestion? is it possible if I hit a bump a certain way it will cause it to give me the death wobble? I have to come to a stop on the side on the shoulder then go again!

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post #2 of 24 Old 01-29-2016, 08:40 PM
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Totally normal for it to happen at one exact spot, it'll probably get worse if you don't fix it. It's likely it's a track bar bolt. Go here to learn all about it and figure out how to fix it: http://www.jk-forum.com/forums/jk-wr...obbles-260145/
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When I mean same exact spot I mean when the road turns from cement to pavement and turning slightly and hitting all those pot holes thats where it happens. The bolts are a great place to start, tomorrow or monday I will inspect it! thanks!
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So for the past few days I take this pretty rough cement road home and only twice out of 10 times my jeep will get the death wobble at the SAME EXACT SPOT and I'm not sure why... any suggestion? is it possible if I hit a bump a certain way it will cause it to give me the death wobble? I have to come to a stop on the side on the shoulder then go again!
Hey Dovi82nd,

I am sorry to hear about your recent concern with your Wrangler. What is the model year and engine type of your Wrangler? This information will allow me to better research things like technical service bulletins.
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Hey Dovi82nd,

I am sorry to hear about your recent concern with your Wrangler. What is the model year and engine type of your Wrangler? This information will allow me to better research things like technical service bulletins.
2014, Pentstar V6 3.6. Its weird because the the tires don't appear to be out of balance, but I could be wrong, Last night I deflated the tires because they were at 37 not 35 and the death wobble was a lot less violent and was able to correct itself in a 1/4 mile stretch. The track bar looks SLIGHTLY like barely even bent, which I'm not sure if its designed that way because no paint chips or anything is missing, its smooth and very minimal it feels right. The steering though is very sensitive, I feel EVERY bump, and I can turn the wheel and drive with a single finger. There is virtually no pressure
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Tie Rod not track bar m sorry
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I too have an "exact same spot" where DW occurs 95% of the time at about 58 mph. Oddly enough it is a very smooth asphalt road. DW starts just over the the crest of a very small hill on the downhill side. There are much bumpier spots in the road after this section but no DW there. Odd. I'm going to take it in for tire balancing again and see if there is any change. I had them balanced about 6 months ago so they may be out again. The Dealer didn't find anything wrong with the stock front end.

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Hey Dovi82nd,

I am sorry to hear about your recent concern with your Wrangler. What is the model year and engine type of your Wrangler? This information will allow me to better research things like technical service bulletins.
It's the same thing that is wrong with Jeeps worldwide, it's not something special.
You are losing creditability with the scripted posts you are making.

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It's the same thing that is wrong with Jeeps worldwide, it's not something special. You are losing creditability with your scripted posts you making.
I'll say

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Actually each situation is different and I got a dm that actually helped a lot, I liked all over for people getting the DW at only one spot... each post says the same thing, tie rod bolt or bushings, but thats not what it was in my case, in my case it was 3 things, slightly bent tie rod that caused the alignment to be off and possibly the steering box... so in all honesty I think its different and it helped. Thank you for everyone who helped, I hope tomorrow on my way back from work I don't get the DW again
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2014, Pentstar V6 3.6. Its weird because the the tires don't appear to be out of balance, but I could be wrong, Last night I deflated the tires because they were at 37 not 35 and the death wobble was a lot less violent and was able to correct itself in a 1/4 mile stretch. The track bar looks SLIGHTLY like barely even bent, which I'm not sure if its designed that way because no paint chips or anything is missing, its smooth and very minimal it feels right. The steering though is very sensitive, I feel EVERY bump, and I can turn the wheel and drive with a single finger. There is virtually no pressure

Hey Dovi82nd,

Thanks for responding to my post and providing me with this information. One last question, do you have any modifications, such as a Mopar lift kit, on your vehicle?
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It's the same thing that is wrong with Jeeps worldwide, it's not something special.
You are losing creditability with the scripted posts you are making.
Hey ravenworks,

Without the information I requested above I would have limited information to research a particular customer concern. I apologize if they seem repetitive and appreciate you bringing this to my attention.
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You are losing creditability with the scripted posts you are making.
Unfortunately most people don't understand all of the ramifications that come when you work for someone in a way that requires public and or internet interaction representative of a company's brand. You MUST follow what your company requires in how you perform the exchange of information... even if he did want to be broader in his approach he can't and if he DOES want to be broader (like most good employees do) that statement kinda hurts some!

I just read what TSB (t)he(y) (the Canadian and US reps) points us to. and file that away as useful information thankfully received.

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It wasn't my intention to hurt anyone's feelings.
Sometimes things can be impromptu instead of scripted.

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Hey Dovi82nd,

Thanks for responding to my post and providing me with this information. One last question, do you have any modifications, such as a Mopar lift kit, on your vehicle?
The only thing changed are shocks... but after reading many forums, as long as I haven't changed anything pertaining to the issue its still warrantable. I had over a year ago a bad starter that failed and I had a 2" BB and they warrantied the starter since the 2" BB had nothing to do with the starter.

You would know most.. explain this haha
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