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Old 02-20-2007, 11:53 AM   #1
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04 TJ rubicon shaking

hello

i have a problem with my 04 jeep rubicon
its completely stock (no engine mods or lift)
still stock everything
its has 40k miles

when i drive over 55mph the things just shakes
like im driving over washboards
i would not say its death wobble (own a 95 dodge
3/4ton cummins) and have had to fix death wobble .

my brother say it might be the shocks
i was going to replace the shocks and steering stabilizer
to see if that takes care of it

but before i do spend the money

is there something else that could be the problem

thank you

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Old 02-20-2007, 12:02 PM   #2
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So under 55 no issues. I would check your rear driveshaft u-joints first. Then tighten up all the suspension bolts. Does it feel as if its in the steering at all? If you say move upto 60 or 65 does it get worse, stay the same.. or noway you even want to try that speed?

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Old 02-20-2007, 12:03 PM   #3
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May want to have your tires balanced as well, if you knocked a wheel weight off, it may cause the vibration/shake.
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:05 PM   #4
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My jeep did the same thing... Stoped after i got my wheels rebalanced
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start simple .... check the tire balancing, shocks, then suspension and ujoints

tires that are just slightly unbalanced can have a vibration at just certain speeds ... any higher or lower and they are fine
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thank you for the help i appreciate it

it gets alittle worse when i pick up speed, to 70 the fasted i went

its not unmangeable, can still drive it and turn just fine
i pretty sure its not steering related
because with my dodge p/u when i had death wobble thats something else...

it had been in the mud alot lately

i will get the tires checked first

if not then i will start turning some nuts
and go from there

i will report back when i find something

thanks again
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thank you for the help i appreciate it

it gets alittle worse when i pick up speed, to 70 the fasted i went

its not unmangeable, can still drive it and turn just fine
i pretty sure its not steering related
because with my dodge p/u when i had death wobble thats something else...

it had been in the mud alot lately

i will get the tires checked first

if not then i will start turning some nuts
and go from there

i will report back when i find something

thanks again
now that you mention being in mud alot .... did you clean out your wheels? packed in mud can wreak havoc on balancing
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yes i did clean it

i might have taken a wheel weight off in the process :o

thank you
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:13 PM   #9
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Sounds like a bad case of the shimmies:

Same thing happen to me in December any speed over 55mph,the shake in the steering wheel was unbearable.It only had 1800 miles,took it to the dealership (warranty) and it was the right front rotor that was bad.......
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When you cleaned the wheels, did you take them off the Jeep? I thought I had done a good job of cleaning them with the pressure washer but still had HORRIBLE vibrations. I spent an hour removing and replacing the wheels, despite my best efforts there was still a ton of dirt back there and it doesn't take much at all to make it dance all over the road.

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