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Old 06-17-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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front end problem

I have a 98 wrangler with 2.5 and about 50 mph the front end start shaking real bad and some times it pulls to the right I have 33s with bds 2 in lift and steering stabilizer any ideas

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Old 06-18-2012, 01:03 AM   #2
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Possible broken belt in tire? My shake started right after installing my 2" lift. 47-53mph was ridiculous! Replaced everything suspension related one at a time with test drives in between...stabilizer, track bar, sway bar end links, pitman arm, etc. Long story short & way too much $ later, a broken radial belt was to blame....

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Old 06-18-2012, 09:11 AM   #3
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Get your wheels balanced and double check /set your alignment.(Alignment you can check/set yourself- see this link : http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:37 AM   #4
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maybe a track bar loose or suspension off a hair i only get a shimmy at 50 when i hit a bump
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:45 AM   #5
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Sounds like rotors are warped.....
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:46 AM   #6
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jack it up and shake everything. you want to turn the key to on and move the steering full distance in both directions, look for anything loose. Shake tire left to right, up to down, etc...

Could be a loose:
wheel hub bearing
ball joint
tie rod end
stabalizer bar

something is either loose somewhere, or your tires are chopped and pulling sideways tread.

by the way... its kind of funny that this thread was in the recently viewed right under "girls w/wranglers". When I glanced at the two posts together I just saw "girls w/front end problems" LOL.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:28 AM   #7
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Like already mentioned, I'd start by checking to ensure everything on the front end is tight. If you can get a wrench on it, make sure it's tight enough. From there I'd check your toe-in and get your tires balanced. Worn bushings in your control arms/trac bar could also be to blame.

Something easy and very helpful to do is a dry steering test. Have someone turn your steering wheel back and forth while you look underneath/at the front end of the Jeep (wheels/tires should be on the ground) and watch for anything moving that shouldn't be. Pay particular attention to the trac bar.
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Like already mentioned, I'd start by checking to ensure everything on the front end is tight. If you can get a wrench on it, make sure it's tight enough. From there I'd check your toe-in and get your tires balanced. Worn bushings in your control arms/trac bar could also be to blame.

Something easy and very helpful to do is a dry steering test. Have someone turn your steering wheel back and forth while you look underneath/at the front end of the Jeep (wheels/tires should be on the ground) and watch for anything moving that shouldn't be. Pay particular attention to the trac bar.
thats brings up a good point. with your wheels on the ground you'll parts move that shouldnt be until the wheels are.

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