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Unread 10-10-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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Wrangler Unlimited Suspension Issue

Around 40mph I get this violent vibration in the steering as if the wheel balance is way off. When I slow down, it stops. Had this issue about 15k miles ago and just did a regular balance & rotation @ Discount Tire. Went away until just recently. Yesterday went back for another balance/rotation. They confirmed a couple of weights were lost on one of the wheels. So rebalanced and rotated. But problem not fixed. Still getting shaking in front wheels and steering wheel.

Any ideas????

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Unread 10-10-2012, 03:15 PM   #2
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What speeds does it happen at?
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Unread 10-11-2012, 06:01 PM   #3
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What speeds does it happen at?
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Around 40mph I get this violent vibration in the steering as if the wheel balance is way off.
You're experiencing a classic case of death wobble. There are a ton of threads on this, but the most likely culprit is your trackbar. Make sure it's tight and secured. Make sure the holes the bolts go through to keep it in place haven't bored out and also make sure your mounting brackets haven't snapped off the axle. It wouldn't be a bad idea to check your ball joints, either.

More info on your Jeep would be helpful, too, such as what kind of lift you have and other suspension modifications, if any.

Dealerships and auto shops will tell you to replace your steering stabilizer. This is a waste of time and will not solve your issue.
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