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Old 09-22-2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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Intermitant wobble at highway speeds (55-60)

97 TJ - Sahara with stock suspension - meaning no lifts or upgrades.

Took wheels off to clean brakes of excess dust, put wheels back on, now Jeep wobbles at highway speeds (55-60).


It has to something simple for this to start all of a sudden, no death wobble mess. I'm thinking that the process of jacking the ride up, messed with the tracking of my shocks(Rancho), causing wheels to ride unevenly. Chassis is lubed, all bushings appear to be intact. Planned on replacing steering damper, sway bar links, and shocks during inspection next month. Should I change out parts now? Any thoughts?

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I'd get your wheels balanced...may have lost a wheel weight...and if your tires are out of balance, it can contribute to death wobble. If it stills wobbles...check alignment and make sure all bolts on suspension components are tight.

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Did you rotate the tires?
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Anytime I've experienced any of this at a certain speed, it was because of an unbalanced wheel. I'd just get that checked out, like it was said earlier, you probably lost a wheel weight.
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Well iv had this problem. You should check your stabelizer, there is a screw and a wierd nut in there that could not be tightend properly.

mine was i had mine changed out and when the guy changed it he put it in sidways and stripped both the threadings. easy fix if this is your problem.
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