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Old 01-01-2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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My 01 tj starts shaking violently the faster I go, it gets extremely bad after 15 mph
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:18 PM   #2
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Does anyone have any idea what it might be?

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Old 01-01-2014, 08:28 PM   #3
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Look up death wobble. There are tons of threads here and on other forums. I have never experienced it, but I have read up on it a little bit. It usually has to do with steering and front end components that need to be replaced and/or tightened.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:29 PM   #4
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Look up death wobble. There are tons of threads here and on other forums. I have never experienced it, but I have read up on it a little bit. It usually has to do with steering and front end components that need to be replaced and/or tightened.
Anytime you read a post and see DW that stands for death wobble. Is your Jeep lifted?
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:44 PM   #5
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That could be a driveshaft u joint. Don't sound like Death Wobble at all to me. Defiantly check the bolts that hold the retainers before you drive again. Once it starts vibrating bad the bolts start vibrating out. If you don't catch it soon enough drive shaft will go swinging around. It causes a true violent shake that increases with speed. Death wobble does not.
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:04 PM   #6
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"It causes a true violent shake that increases with speed. Death wobble does not."

You haven't gotten the good stuff then!
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:19 PM   #7
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If your TJ is shaking violently above 15MPH, you really need a serious inspection. Your situation sounds very dangerous.
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:47 PM   #8
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I've read up on the death wobble and it doesn't sound like my problem. My jeep seems to only shake while in gear(the shaking appears to stop while shifting)
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:18 AM   #9
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It is lifted 2.5 inches on32s
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:21 AM   #10
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What about in gear, foot off the gas?
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Sounds like a fun ride
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:47 AM   #12
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What about in gear, foot off the gas?
I don't recall, im in for the night but I will check first thing in the morning
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:30 PM   #13
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I figured it out, the part of my tail shaft that slips into the t case is bent
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:37 PM   #14
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I figured it out, the part of my tail shaft that slips into the t case is bent
How'd you manage to do that?

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