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Old 07-31-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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Exclamation Is it the Death Wobble?

Anytime I am accelerating in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd the entire thing shakes and takes a little while to pick up speed. I'm guessing this has to do with suspension issues as written on a page solely dedicated to educating Jeepers about such a problem (Yucca-Man: Death Wobble).

If this is not the case, please give me some insight as to what it could be other than the common culprits of the DW. I just don't want a wheel falling off or something breaking when I'm on the highway or even on a nice cruise.

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From what I've seen here, check your u-joints and engine mounts. I'm sure others will chime in.

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Old 07-31-2011, 07:23 PM   #3
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You do not have death wobble the term is used way to often in jeeps for ever little vibration. What RPMs are you shifting at?
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Check all your spring brushing, ball joints, and u joints
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:33 PM   #5
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Thank you for the input, everyone. I'm glad it's not the DW. I only know what terms mean by description, not by experience.

So, if I used Duralast U-joints, would that be a possible culprit? I'll get the ball joints and brushings checked out on Wed, I have a buddy who builds these things.
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