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Old 04-25-2013, 10:41 AM   #31
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If you have high mileage tires try replacing them. I know when my km2s are due to be replaced when I get a slight wobble after ruts/pot holes around 45mph
I was going to provide the same experience. My 06 LJ (with 46k) had DW at 55 when I got it. Strange thing to me was, it didn't have it when I test drove it. Come to find out, the dealer rotated and balanced the tires between the test drive and my picking it up.
Anyways, too the point- I rotated the tires (original), then noticed I had some play in the trackbar, so I replaced that and it helped but didn't fix it. I lived with it for a few months, then I got my BFG MTs.... DW gone.

So those old goodyears still had good tread, looked fine, and were fine except at 55, but in reality they were shot.

I spoke to the service manager and told him what was up, he questioned me, but did not argue with me (I have a associates in Auto Tech). I sent the dealer the bill for the trackbar (parts), and they paid it. About 2-3 weeks after I got the check for the t-bar, the shop manager called me and told me they had another jeep with 'that shaking problem', and I happily told him what to do, he was pretty grateful, I thought about sending them the bill for my consultation....

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Old 04-26-2013, 02:10 AM   #32
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I guess at the end if the day I'm just glad it's over (at least for now). As the track bar was tightened up by one mechanic and then the alignment and shocks were addressed by another I still find it difficult to believe that the alignment, shocks, and warped rotors didn't have a big part in the DW, as it was still occurring after the track bar was addressed although somewhat less severely. You really have to consider that we were told by numerous mechanics it was one of the worst DWs they had ever experienced and the shocks were in such bad shape that you could physically bounce the back end off the ground. Additionally, if you read a good amount of the literature out there on the DW one of the big things that everyone says to look at, right up there with the track bar, is the alignment. I actually don't think it had anything to do with the mechanic taking advantage, particularly relating to the brakes OR the shocks, since I replaced the brakes, they got nothing from that, and the shocks were covered under warranty so I just paid the $50 for them to stick them back on.

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