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post #1 of 4 Old 02-22-2016, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Suspension problems on my 2008 Wrangler JK

Hello everybody, I need some advice, hope someone can help on this one.
I bought my 2008 Jk Wrangler last year so It has some wear and tear.
I realize that when driving on the smooth road I can go 40 or 50 MPH with no problem, but as soon as I go over a bad piece of road the wheels start to shake hard and they do not stop untill I slow down considerably. Then I can speed up again without a problem. This happens every time. My guess would be some bushings are worn or something similar. I do see the sway bar bushings has to be changed. Just wondering if that would be all, or any body knows what else it may be ? Please help !

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post #2 of 4 Old 02-22-2016, 09:08 AM
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Research Death Wobble. There is a ton of information on here and I believe that will help. I would be more specific, but, there is too many issues that can cause it for me to type about. The fact that you have already found worn parts tells us that it's time for ya to spend some money. Do research it and all your questions will be answered to the point of data overload.

Good luck and good hunting. If you find something you are unsure of, we'll be more than happy to address it. :Cheers:

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Tnx man, will do that !
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-23-2016, 03:42 PM
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Hello everybody, I need some advice, hope someone can help on this one.
I bought my 2008 Jk Wrangler last year so It has some wear and tear.
I realize that when driving on the smooth road I can go 40 or 50 MPH with no problem, but as soon as I go over a bad piece of road the wheels start to shake hard and they do not stop untill I slow down considerably. Then I can speed up again without a problem. This happens every time. My guess would be some bushings are worn or something similar. I do see the sway bar bushings has to be changed. Just wondering if that would be all, or any body knows what else it may be ? Please help !
Hey sdaou,

TSB 19-002-12 may relate to your vehicle:

SUBJECT:
A Self-Sustaining Vibration (Shimmy) Of The Vehicle And Steering Wheel While Driving At
Speeds Typically Above 50 MPH (80 KMH)
OVERVIEW:
Vehicles equipped with a solid front axle can be susceptible to steering shimmy. Often this
condition is due to modifications to the vehicle that may involve aftermarket equipment that
may not be compatible with the vehicle architecture or is not intended for on-road use. For
original equipment, this condition can be corrected with routine inspection for properly
maintained wheels and tires and replacement of damaged or worn components.
MODELS:
2003-2004 (DR) RAM 2500 Pickup
2005-2009 (DH) RAM 2500 Pickup
2006-2009 (D1) RAM 3500 Pickup
2007-2009 (DC) RAM 3500 Cab Chassis
2010-2012 (D2) RAM 3500 Pickup
2010-2012 (DJ) RAM 2500 Pickup
2011-2012 (DD) RAM 3500 Cab Chassis
1997- 2006 (TJ) Wrangler
2007-2012 (JK) Wrangler
NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with a solid front axle only.
SYMPTOM/CONDITION:
The customer may experience steering wheel vibration while driving typically above 50
MPH (80 KMH).
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