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Old 07-23-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
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2005 Wrangler Sport Steering Wobble - 55mph

I own a 2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport with 48xxx miles. Been extremely happy with the rig, only complaint is I didn't buy one sooner!

Recently I noticed there is a wobble in my steering wheel between 53-55mph, and only in this range. It doesn't matter if I'm accelerating or just coasting, happens consistently. I'm expecting it's not hardware related, but tire related in some way?

If anyone has any input or advice, would be greatly appreciated.

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See any topic related to Death Wobble. Sounds bad doesn't it? I had the sam problem with my 06. Had it aligned, balanced and checked all components. Nothing worked. I did replace the tires and it has gone away for now, but I don't think that the tires were to blame. I'm afraid of it returning at any time. THere is a whole list of things that these very knowledgeable folks have posted. So take a look and Good Luck

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Speed sensitive vibrations/shimmys like that are pretty much nearly always tire or tire balance related. I'd take it to a GOOD tire balancer and tell him to get it balanced to 0-0 and expect the problem to go away. Caution that they don't always get it perfect the first time, I sometimes have to go back in and tell them to go at it again. Make sure one of the tires doesn't have a problem too, like a belt separating or similar issue that can throw it out of round.

Good luck with it.
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Will give that a try. I did notice that the tires have I don't want to say bumps, but the sidewalls are a little uneven here and there. Best way I can explain this is a slight "wave" here and there. All 4 tires are relatively new Good Year Wranglers. Wonder why this would all of a sudden happen now, after having the rig with 15k miles, same setup and no problems beforehand?
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My Jeep did the exact same thing...recently had an alignment and wheel balance - now it's fine.



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I own a 2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport with 48xxx miles. Been extremely happy with the rig, only complaint is I didn't buy one sooner!

Recently I noticed there is a wobble in my steering wheel between 53-55mph, and only in this range. It doesn't matter if I'm accelerating or just coasting, happens consistently. I'm expecting it's not hardware related, but tire related in some way?

If anyone has any input or advice, would be greatly appreciated.
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Sounds like balance to me. First, I'd check for a glob of mud on the inside of the wheels. Good luck.
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See any topic related to Death Wobble. Sounds bad doesn't it? I had the sam problem with my 06. Had it aligned, balanced and checked all components. Nothing worked. I did replace the tires and it has gone away for now, but I don't think that the tires were to blame. I'm afraid of it returning at any time. THere is a whole list of things that these very knowledgeable folks have posted. So take a look and Good Luck


had exact same issue on my 2006 - put a 2.5" rough country lift with new rims and new tires and steer stab and has gone for now.. think one of my tires was bad, am worried that it will return also..


the link on the Death Wobble is good info..

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