Just had my first experience with the Death Wobble; had the track bar and steering stabilizer replaced, and so far so good. The problem is that since I had those items replaced, when I brake there is now an intermittent clunking noise which seems to be right underneath the front seats. Mechanic took a ride with me and says it's "slop", but took apart the drive shaft anyway, and all ujoints appear to be fine. Husband never heard it before repairs either; is something loose, or did the new parts affect a different area of the jeep? (I have never offroaded my 2005 wrangler, but bought it at 35,000 miles and little history provided. Has been a great vehicle for 2 1/2 years!
Don't really think it's slop, unless he caused when replacing parts. Still existed after taking the drive shaft apart and putting it back together. Could it be a control arm bolt, or something loose? Mechanic says it's a "rotation" noise, and not a "loose" noise, and that's why he checked the driveshaft and ubolts.
If your Wrangler is a 2005, you should have posted in the TJ forum. Maybe one of the administrators can move this thread over there?
They will better be able to help you out there since their experiences will be with that model of jeep.
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Thanks for noticing; message is now under Jeep TJ Forum; still wondering if anyone knows why, after replacing steering stabilizer and track bar, I have a new "clunk" noise under the center (front seats) of the jeep when decelerating and braking. (Had the driveshaft and ujoints checked; supposedly not the problem
okay; took it back to the mechanic and they said it was a warped rear rotar, and there were no shims or clips on the brake pads. Took care of that, and it didn't clunk for a week. Today it started making the same clunk when braking. They checked the steering column, new steering linkage and track bar, and took apart the drive train to make sure it was not the ujoints.....any ideas? (Sterring collar was tight and where it should be.)