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Old 04-10-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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Wheels feel like they are whobbling

I was riding around the mall parking lot today and it feels like my drivers side tire is whobbling not sure if I just need to get my alignment check or what

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Old 04-10-2012, 03:44 PM   #2
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It's more likely to be bad wheel bearings/bent rim/out of balance than an alignment if it feels wobbly. Alignment would tend to pull to one side or the other.

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Old 04-10-2012, 03:57 PM   #3
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I was riding around the mall parking lot today and it feels like my drivers side tire is whobbling not sure if I just need to get my alignment check or what
Hummmm, might need some more info for any one of us to venture a good guess. Drivers side only? Any noise? have you shaken the tire and wheel to see if there's any play in it. Have someone look and listen from the underside while you move the tire back and forth see if any of the steering or other components make nose or appear loose. Other than the obvious tire pressure, lugs tight? Bent rim? Maybe you bent it on one of the concrete parking space stops while mall crawling??? Sorry, could't resist busting on you about the mall . Gather a few more details. If Kbwwolf is online, he'll have some good suggestions for you. The man's a diagnostic guru.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:07 PM   #4
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What do u mean shake the tire?
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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Get next to the wheel you think is wobbly, grab the top of the tire and push it back and forth (aka side to side) while someone looks underneth at the back of the wheel, suspension, knuckles (axle u-joints) tie rod etc, to see if there's any play in it or maybe they'll see something that's loose ar hear a clank or clunk that may give you a clue as to what or where to start looking more closely. Could be bearings as Gt500 says, but I think you would be able to hear that as you were driving. Good luck. keep us posted.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:10 PM   #6
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Ok so update on this problem now I noticed on the highway when I went over 50 mph my brake pedal was shaking, it wasn't the death wobble or anything
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:03 PM   #7
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If it comes it at one speed and goes away at another it might be a balance you need, this normally happens at higher speeds, you might have thrown a weight. Bent rims normally will start shaking at low speeds and get worse as you increase speed.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:23 PM   #8
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Yea it only does it at highway speeds so I guess I'll have it balanced to see if it helps
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #9
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Before you hit an alignment place jack up the front of the Jeep then push and pull on your tire. Could be a hub going bad and check your universal joints at the tire also.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:50 PM   #10
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Crafty what should I be looking for sorry not too good with cars lol
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:44 PM   #11
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The hub is behind your brake rotor. When they wear out they wobble. When jacked up you should not be able to pull or push on the top of your tire and get any back and forth movement.

Your universals are at your driveshafts but also at both ends of the front axle and are visable. If you haven't greased them or replaced them the needle bearing turn to dust and you can even throw a cap. This can also ruin the ears of the axle shafts if you try to limp home.

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Old 04-11-2012, 11:54 PM   #12
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Sounds like im in for a huge bill from the auto shop lol
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #13
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Here's one more idiopathic diagnosis, if your TJ has front disk brakes, maybe a severly warped rotor?? You'd feel it more braking, but if it was warped enough you would probably feel it at higher speeds too. You can take the wheel off and turn the hub/rotor by hand and see if it runs evenly through the caliper and pads.
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Old 04-12-2012, 02:41 PM   #14
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I just got new front breaks put on a month ago actually
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:51 PM   #15
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I'm outta bullets Capt'. Good luck, hope it ain't something too $$$$.
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Thanks man I appreciate man
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:22 PM   #18
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Anyone experiencing the DEATH WOBBLE??? I have since my jeep had 6000 miles on it. I purchased this death trap brand new. I have had it in the shop 10 plus times and still not fixed! I have had this issue and Chrysler denies any such report of this issue. This is a major safety hazard that may get you and your family killed. I am looking for anyone that has this issue to only have Chrysler just push it under the rug like they have no ideal what I am talking about... Well fellow Jeep owners this has went to Congress on 04/02/2012 to have a major recall for someone gets killed. Please contact me @ kanderson532@msn.com if have experienced this on your Jeep. We are trying to gather enough owners the file a class action lawsuit to make the for one admit that there is a problem and they need to own up to what they have said about having no knowledge of any issues. What does it take for a company to stand behind their product and make it safe for their loyal consumers...please contact asap if you have this issue and have been run through the ringer with no support from Chrysler to except no responsibility for poor design on their part. I paid $28000.00 for a vechile that i am not safe to drive at all. I still have to make the payments to them and can't even enjoy this vehicle, EVERY... needless to say I haven't had this vehicle off road! Someone please explain what the the trail rated silver emblem means?"... Can't even drive this vehicle on pavement though alone off the road!!!! I hop this post finds you unharmed if any injuries or loss of life...GOD BLESS AND BE SAFE .
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