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post #1 of 5 Old 03-21-2020, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Death wobble

I just recently bought a 2008 wrangler and have had nothing but problems. I'm still in the 7 day return period but I purchased the jeep about 1 month ago. 1st thing it was leaking oil which they replaced the oil pan gasket and front and rear crank seals. While doing this they noticed the starter had a stripped bolt and replaced that as well. Once I got the jeep back , after 2 weeks, it drove fine the 1st day. The 2nd day I went to start and it would not start. It would click once and then nothing. The lights and everything seemed ok so I thought maybe a bad starter or loose wire so I brought it back. They had it for 3 days and said no problem was found so I picked up the jeep. I have not had that problem again but yesterday when o was driving I had another issue. While going about 45 mph, the jeep started shaking or wobbling pretty bad. Once I slowed down to about 15 mph, it went away and has not done it again. Granted this only happened yesterday. I read this is normal for the jeeps and I read it needs front end work. Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-21-2020, 12:59 PM
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Are the tires and suspension dead stock? Ie, is it lifted. Take some photos if you don't know. Of a tire with size clear. Of the suspension components from the front and side of the vehicle. Further replies here will be able to ask for more photos if needed.

Basically it's this: if it has been lifted poorly, you'll be suffering from death wobble until $ are thrown around to fix things. If it has been lifted well, probably a small tweak. If it's stock, probably a minor problem somewhere.

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-21-2020, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Finsfan46 View Post
I read this is normal for the jeeps and I read it needs front end work. Any suggestions?
It's not normal for a Jeep, lifted or not. Main causes are loose track bar (or worn bushings), unevenly worn tires and front end isn't aligned properly.

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post #4 of 5 Old 03-22-2020, 12:06 AM
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Worn ball joints is also likely just looking at the age.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-29-2020, 02:47 PM
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The most common cause is poorly balanced tires.
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