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Old 12-26-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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Bad wobble??

I have a 01 wrangler 4.0L 5 speed. Wen I'm driving on the highway and get up to about 65 my jeep stArts shaking and wobbling and ideas ?

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Old 12-26-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by 01sport
I have a 01 wrangler 4.0L 5 speed. Wen I'm driving on the highway and get up to about 65 my jeep stArts shaking and wobbling and ideas ?
It's called the "jeep death wobble". You can find examples on YouTube that will show you exactly what you are feeling. Jeeps never had this problem until they switched from leaf springs to coil springs. Prior to purchasing my 11th Jeep (04Ruby)
I test drove 4 other TJs and they all had this death wobble :-/

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Old 12-26-2012, 06:11 PM   #3

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If you can drive through it it's probably the tires.
Rotate front to back and see if the wobble changes.
Or have them balanced.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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probalbly not the dw at 65mph. That usually happens around the 45mph to 55mph. sounds like a tire or a wheel problem
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:49 AM   #5
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The geometry is wrong for whatever reason so you need to Fix the problem; an heavier adjustable front panhard rod is a good start many companies have them. After installing it You need to realign the front wheels again(friend needed)no big deal, don't panic.
Teraflex have a video fix for it, you can try Kevin's off road.

Take it to a 4x4 specialist not a tyre-shop if you don't know your way around a spanner, that is.
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