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Old 09-18-2011, 09:24 AM   #1
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Stop Death Wobble and not having to slow down!

Hey all so the other day I went over a set of railroad tracks and I could feel death start to shake. I started to pull over to slow down to recover and when I hit the rumble strips on the side of the road it took care of it. Another instance I hit a pot hole and it started again I then hit a 2nd hole and it stopped the wobble. It seems like if you can find a bump to hit or some rumble strips when you feel it coming it takes care of it or for me it has.


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Old 09-18-2011, 09:31 AM   #2
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Might be bump steer not death wobble. They are different.

Check your front track bar it may be lose.

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Old 09-18-2011, 09:34 AM   #3
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x2 dont mistake a steering wheel shimmy for a dw..i had both and the shimmy goes away at certain speeds but dw dont stop till you come to a complete stop.

if its a shimmy your wheels needs to be balanced and if its a dw check all your front end bolts like trackbar,tierod, control arms,draglink.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:36 AM   #4
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Seems like it would be easier to fix the problem causing it...and safer..

You need to check your Drag link connections, Track bar connections, and sway bar links to start with and make sure all are tight. Then have your alignment checked as well as balance.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:45 AM   #5
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x2 on fixing it. The last thing I would recommend doing when your Jeep starts shaking violently is swerve to find another bump to hit.

Good lord let me know when your on the interstate so I can stay off it and on the back roads.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:48 AM   #6
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Heh Heh, yeah and if you accidentally shoot yourself in the foot--during your "fast draw"--

Always shoot the other foot, so the pain is balanced !!

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Old 09-18-2011, 10:39 AM   #7
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No it is the death wobble bc if i don't hit a bump or the rumble strips then it will go balls out crazy...... I need to find time to get it in to have it looked at. Just rolled passed 36,000 miles so I am waiting for my extened warranty papers to come in the mail to show i have it. Once that comes in then I am going into the shop.

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