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Old 10-24-2009, 04:40 PM
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Speed wobble!!!

Hello everyone! I was hoping someone could help with a problem I am experiencing with a 2004 Jeep TJ Wrangler Rubicon. We purchased our Jeep used, and when we go 60-80 kilometres per hour, we experience a "speed wobble". This wobble is so bad, that on the highway, it is all we can do to keep the vehicle on the road and not crash! We have replaced the tires, the tracking bar, axle boots and u joints, and we have had the tires balanced twice in the last week (mechanics said that all of these repairs were necessary ... various mechanics!). Is there someone here who has experienced the same thing with their Jeep, and is there something we can do to fix this problem without sinking thousands of more dollars into our Jeep? We appreciate any help anyone can give us!
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Check the alignment? This is very frustrating, many of us have been in your shoes before. I was not so long ago. The problem is generally referred to as the 'death wobble' and Im sure you understand why. I think there is even a 'sticky' thread at the top of the forum with troubleshooting tips for this problem.

I replaced all kinds of stuff in trying to find the root cause of mine, but the thing that finally fixed it (I think) was replacing the track bar. I also replaced the tie rod with a heavy duty kit (mine was bent anyway). I went through a couple of steering stabilizers in the process too, as mechanics kept insisting that would fix it. Little did they know, all that does is mask it for a few months.

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Originally Posted by JWhite75 View Post
Hello everyone! I was hoping someone could help with a problem I am experiencing with a 2004 Jeep TJ Wrangler Rubicon. We purchased our Jeep used...
Has the jeep been "lifted"? If so, you may need to get longer control arms or use brackets to lower them in order to get the geometery back where it belongs. Look here:


Othewise, you'll probably find the info you need in the sticky (above) concerning Death Wobble. Here is a shortcut:

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