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Old 12-21-2010, 10:37 AM
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Hello everyone! I am new to the forums so will start out with what car I drive I own a 2005 jeep wrangler unlimited stock. For the past two months my car has been shaking violently on the highway when I hit btw 50-55. I know this is the "death wobble" and I also know there are a lot of posts on here about this problem and I have had my car checked and it the track bar and bushings. Now my problem is last night i was driving my jeep on the highway and it started to shake violently again. When I got home I lifted the hood to check the engine for some reason and there was power steering fluid splashed all over the engine bay. can this be due to the "death wobble"
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It's possible. It could be a loose cap, or possibly even a broken motor mount allowing the motor to move more than it should. If your Jeeps is shaking violently, I wouldn't drive it until it's fixed. You could wind up doing a lot more damage to the rig.

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Old 12-21-2010, 11:55 AM   #3
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I am not sure about the power steering fluid and if it is related, but have you had your tires checked and balanced? I checked and tightened everything I could and my DW didn't go away until I put on a new set of tires since my olds ones were pretty bad.
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If you had the power steering way full, clear up to the top, the forces on the steering pump from the DW could have backed it up like a toilet.
Don't top it off again, leave it a little low, but not empty.

Take care of the DW before you break something.
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It could be because you keep calling your JEEP a CAR. Your JEEP is getting annoyed with you calling it a CAR all the time and is merely trying to eject you from the vehicle to teach you a lesson.
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True - it's not a car, it's not a truck, it's not even a SUV (unless it's one of those 4 door imitation Hummers.)

It's a Jeep! Nothing even starts to compare to it.

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