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Old 12-29-2010, 11:44 PM   #1
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Hey everyone I'm new and need help.

hi everyone i have a 01 sahara and sometimes it jumps really bad when i hit a bump. Is it my ball joint????? Please help

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It could be bump steer or DW. Can you give a little more detail? Does it happen at a certain speed? Does it continue to "jump" after you let off the accelerator or do you have to come to a complete stop?

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Old 12-30-2010, 04:30 AM   #3
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It could be bump steer or DW. Can you give a little more detail? Does it happen at a certain speed? Does it continue to "jump" after you let off the accelerator or do you have to come to a complete stop?
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:06 AM   #4
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I'd guess bumpsteer, and he has too much air in his tires......
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:50 AM   #5
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sorry well it has only happened twice and i was going about 70 or 75 and it did not stop till i almost came to a stop. it feels like it is in the front right. if that helps any
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:16 PM   #6
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Death Wobble is a condition Jeeps can have where it feels the front end is going to break away from the Jeep. It can be very severe and hard to stop it from happening. There is a great article in the "stickies" at the top of the forum posts which you need to read. Bump steer is when you hit a dip or a bump and the jeep abruptly wants to go a new direction. A wheel bounce can be a wheel not balanced properly or is defective and out of round.
I would recommend you start with having your tires balanced (high speed) and rotated. If it happens after that let us know.
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