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post #1 of 3 Old 10-23-2014, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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Opinion on drag link end still good or bad?

Hey guys I though I should make another post on the forum because you were so helpful in the past. I have been getting death wobble when going about 40-50 mph mostly on highway On/Off ramps. I researched what could cause it on a completely stock jeep and the general consensus was the track bar moving. I checked mine and it doesn't budge. Then I saw this (picture) the drag link end that connects to the pinon arm. I could twist it in a "U" fashion if that makes sense, not sure if this is suppose to happen, but it moved pretty easy in both directions. So in your expert opinions what could be the cause for death wobble in an un-lifted Cherokee with a good track bar?

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post #2 of 3 Old 10-23-2014, 07:03 AM
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It can twist a little, jack the wheels up till just have a little weight on ground and have someone turn steering wheel back and forth and look for play in all joints
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-23-2014, 08:14 AM
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If you grab the drag link and can twist it, that is normal. If it has play in
other planes, then replace it.

To be sure your track bar is good, with the engine running (jacked up a bit
is a good idea, like 1stock jeep suggests, or do it on soft ground), have someone
else turn the steering wheel lock to lock. Get under the front see if the track
bar moves at both the frame and axle end. Especially the axle end, where a
worn track bar bushing will allow the bar to move back and forth right there.

Check your control arm bushings, especially the uppers. They get neglected
and can cause DW.
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