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04-15-2019 03:13 PM
Mofugly13 Installing a monotube steering stabilizer cured it for me.


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03-19-2019 11:02 PM
ImPeteMoss My 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo will wobble with 35psi in the stock size tires.30-32psi helps a whole lot.
03-19-2019 11:30 AM
Mofugly13 I’m going to assume you’ve been through this thread? Lots of info in there. One cure in there too! I’m dealing with DW currently. And right now I’m thinking that one of the first things I should have done is get the tires/wheels road force balanced.



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03-19-2019 11:16 AM
Mavalon
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Check the track bar. Also, the steering box. Any play there?

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How to check the track bar?
It only has busings right? are they replacable or the entire track bar has to be replaced?
J
Have some turn the steering wheel while watching the track bar. It's the bar with the band above the axel. Check for side to side movement in the bar and bushings. You can either replace the bar and or bushings. I have a few videos in another post. Pre and post trackbar replacement video checking for play.
03-19-2019 11:10 AM
three_jeeps
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Check the track bar. Also, the steering box. Any play there?

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How to check the track bar?
It only has busings right? are they replacable or the entire track bar has to be replaced?
J
03-19-2019 10:42 AM
three_jeeps
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Check the track bar. Also, the steering box. Any play there?

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Track bar same as the drag link?
03-19-2019 10:37 AM
007matman Check the track bar. Also, the steering box. Any play there?

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03-19-2019 10:26 AM
three_jeeps
Shimmy (death wobble) help needed...asap pls..

I need some help…can’t figure out death wobble…suggestions?

2004 Wj with stock and original steering parts except for damper
Experienced a slight steering wheel shimmy (death wobble) in the fall and with 120K on the original damper, replaced it with Monroe SC2928 Magnum Steering Damper. Things seemed ok for a month or two, the occasionally would feel the wobble, around 55 MPH but only on rare occasion.

Over the last 3 months has gotten noticeably worse..steering wheel wobble can show up at around 45 MPH and be quite pronounced, but again, only on occasion but getting more frequent.

Have jeep on lift and from what I can see, and garage mechanic can see, there is not play in either the tie rod or drag link ends. No ball joint wobble what so ever.

The tie rod does tend to rotate slightly when moving steering from lock to lock.

We are scratching our heads, just don’t want to throw parts at it but nothing obvious.

Is there a way to really diagnose this issue?
Much appreciated
J

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