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Old 06-28-2010, 10:27 AM   #1
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Front end wobble help!!

Hello everyone, hopefully someone can help me. Last night on the highway going about 65 I hit a normal sized bump and my Jeep started a WICKED wobble. It was so bad my wife was freakin out and I got her pulled over. I thought it was maybe a flat or something on the suspension was loose but all looks good to me, granted I'm no mechanic. Any thoughts? A little history on the Jeep; it's an 08 JK 2 door with 20k on it. I just bought it about a month ago and it has always rode fine. It actually rode fine after the incident last night but Idid get off the highway. Any help would be appreciated..

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Hey Tank, sounds like you experienced the fun and joy that is known as Death Wobble.. There are several things that can cause it. Fortunately I don't think it's too hard to fix.
This is a good place to start reading... http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/death-wobble-25090.html

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Old 06-28-2010, 10:42 AM   #3
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Is you jeep all stock?
Could be something as simple a weght fell of one of you rims resulting in a unbalanced tire.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:59 AM   #4
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I can bet its the steering stabilizer. Chrysler is really dragging there feet on this, it should be a recall. So if it's still under warranty, take it to dealer and tell them you want a new steering stabilizer. If not get one from a jeep store like quadratec or whatever, this should fix the problem. It will only get worse, when you hit certain bumps in the road it sets if off. The problem wont just go away. The only way to make it stop is by slowing down. Don't let your wife drive it anymore until you get it fixed or figure it out, it's very dangerous.
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Death Wobble can be caused by a number of different circumstances. Start with the cheapest fix first. Have your tires balanced and make sure your alignment is good. Mine was corrected when I bought new tires. Did you buy it from a Chrysler dealer? If so, I would take it back to them and have them do an inspection of the steering and suspension components, balance and aligned it for you (at their expense). I drove mine with DW for a while until I figured out what was causing it. You just have to remember that it will usually only start in the 55-65 mph range and then only if you hit an uneven surface. Letting off the gas will allow it to calm down. It is scary though.
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From what I've learned on this forum and through experience...the steering stabilizer only hides or masks an existing problem...such as unbalanced tire..bad ball joint, loose trac bar...stuff like that. Its like a bandaid.....you can cover it up but there still a cut underneath.
But since it is still under warranty I would bring it to chrysler.
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If you're lifted chances are you need a rear track bar or front one. If you're stock,get the alignment checked, make sure the tires are balanced, and get them rotated.

If you are newly liftedmake sure to double check the alignment

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