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Old 03-25-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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death wobble after new shocks and rest brakes done??

Need some help here. Had some work done this week with a local mechanic. Had a new exhaust installed, new set of shocks and the rear brakes had to be completely done. Everything seemed fine until I took it on the highway and hit about 50mph and it started shaking like crazy until I dropped the speed. I've read about death wobble on here and it definitely seems like that's what I experienced-pretty scary. Nothing like this ever happened before having the work done. Needed some help with what I should be looking for and what to expect the mechanic to look for. It's a '98 4cyl auto w/135k miles. Not my dd, just for some weekend fun. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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not sure if this helps,worked on a 48'willys that run down the road fine,brought it into the shop,took off all 4 wheels to do some work on the rig,put tires back on in different spots than they were took'n off of, thing would shake ya like crazy,front end would almost shake the steering wheel out of your hands.took jeep to tire shop had wheels balanced, problem cured.

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Previous poster is correct, IMO! Tires are must be out-of-balance since tires were replaced in different locations. Thats my best guess.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help. I'll check it out and have the wheels balanced. Hopefully that does it.
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