Severe vibration in a turn hitting pothole>> - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-10-2008, 11:11 AM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3
Severe vibration in a turn hitting pothole>>

I have an 07 Wrangler (approx 10K miles) and have experienced this twice before though less severe. Last night in a left hand bending freeway on ramp, I hit a bump/pothole, going approx 50 MPH and the jeep began to vibrate/shake violently. I had to slow down to almost a stop before the vibration passed and I was able to proceed. In the vibration, the jeep was shaking so severe, it was even difficult to steer it off the road. Very scary! Anyone experienced this? Any suggestions?

mike03 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-10-2008, 01:22 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Jeep_Geek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Omaha NE
Posts: 380
almost sounds like Death Wobble.. Is it lifted? or other suspension mods done?

Jeep_Geek is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-11-2008, 05:52 AM   #3
Newb
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3
Its not lifted and no mods....stock off the shelf JK :)

nt
mike03 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-11-2008, 11:08 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
George T.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Utica
Posts: 547
Send a message via AIM to George T.
maybe the pothole knocked a weight off the tire. but that wouldnt explain why it went away.
__________________
'94 YJ H.O.
Inline-6, 5 speed
3.5 in. lift
upgraded header/exhaust
George T. is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-11-2008, 02:26 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Jonny15's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dover, New Hampshire
Posts: 839
It's death wobble!! I had the exact same problem in my old zj, sometimes i would hit a bump in the road and it would shake so violently that you had to slow down to almost a complete stop before it went away and it was almost impossible to steer. It usually happened while i was turning and hitting the bump at the same time too.

Take it back to the dealer and have them check it over cause a number of things cause death wobble. Make sure you get it fixed too cause not only is it very dangerous but when it shakes like that all the front end components get stressed.

That's very odd that you have death wobble on such a new vehicle, especially seeing as its stock. Is it under warranty?
Jonny15 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-14-2008, 05:16 AM   #6
Newb
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 3
Yes, its under warranty and going in tomorrow >>

When I made the appt, I asked the service rep if he was familiar with the term, DW, not wanting to go into a whole explanation but fortunately or unfortunately, they are familiar with the problem. Hopefully they find something to fix!

mike03 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Turn Signals don't turn off jonbugh TJ Tech Forum 18 03-17-2009 10:56 PM
Weird Turn Signal Issue toddyfresh TJ Tech Forum 0 09-03-2008 07:31 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:34 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC