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post #1 of 5 Old 06-23-2019, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Front end wobble shimmy on bumps

Violent shaking front end on bumps. Hit brakes it stops. Paved road 2001 wj limited 240k. Jacked front wheels up to check play ...no play top bottom, 1/2" on sides of wheels. Ball joints or steering shock cause? Motown

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-24-2019, 08:52 AM
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Not sure if you're describing death wobble or not but either way search for that and you'll find everything you want to know about the WJ front end and how members keep em under control.
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-25-2019, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
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I need parts list and step by step instruction to rebuild front end.
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-25-2019, 04:16 PM
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LOL that would be great huh!! If you're not familiar with this type of work but want to learn try to score a repair manual. Rumor is you can download them online somewhere. You'll most likely need some special tools also that can typically be rented from your parts store for free. Most of those parts are cheap too. Personally, I'd try to diagnose what specifically is causing issues then go from there. It may make sense to replace other parts while you're at it rather than install old ones again but until you know what's wrong hard to make a good plan.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-27-2019, 10:54 PM
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Go on YouTube and search for WJ front end replacement. And WJ Death Wobble. Educate yo'self.

Basically, it seems like you need to get all the slop out of everything in the front end, especially if its lifted. Get good shocks, stout steering stabilizer shock, good hard bushings in the track bar, get all the slop out of the tie rods, bearing hubs and ball joints, control arms...and the steering box. And get the alignment right. Talk to Nick at @Kolak

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