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Old 12-22-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Concerning terible vibration

So I went wheeling at left hand canyon today and did some good flexing on some boulders. No problems while I was up there all day but as soon as I got on pavement I starting getting a bad vibration comming from my right tire which only got worse ai got closer to home. Have no idea what could b wrong so any sugefiobs would b of great help as i am really concerned about it. Also where els should I post to get good advise on what's wrong and how to fix? Thanks

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:45 PM   #2
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Did you check the lugs? did they come loose? Did you check the driveshafts for any damage that might have occured? Is there any snow on the wheel?

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Old 12-22-2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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No snow completely dry. I did not high center at all that I know of but will definately check. And I thought lugs and need to check as well but highlift jack is broken so I can't tell if the tire is loose since its not off the ground. Well c. Thanks for the advise
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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Might have knocked off a wheel weight Paul.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:37 PM   #5
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I know on my after market wheels that are sitting in my garage:-( have the wheel weights just double sided tape holding them on. Good possibility Tom
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:51 PM   #6
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Yeah very likely but would it have caused that much of an effect?
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:11 PM   #7
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Yeah very likely but would it have caused that much of an effect?
It would not be a terrible vibration
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:22 PM   #8
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I've had unbalanced tires that cause a good wobble above 65-70 mph
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:57 PM   #9
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I mean I can drive it but it scares me. But its time to balance and rotate anyway so ill get that taken care of either way.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:24 PM   #10
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Had the same thing happen after a wild ride up Moab hill without bothering to disconnect. Got back on the highway and couldn't keep it on the road. After some chasing around I found I had knocked loose the axle mount for the track bar...for the umpteenth time. Up to a half inch bolt at this point and really glad I'm getting rid of that damn axle.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:46 AM   #11
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Just do a good nut and bolt check. be sure to check all welds on trackbar brackets as well. being that you have it isolated to the right front, double check you lugnuts.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:19 PM   #12
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Thanks guys that sounds like solid thinking ill will get back to all y'all with what's wrong
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:19 PM   #13
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So I tightened ALL the lugs and checked for anything loose and nothing. Small leak comming from tranny but nuthing serous. And no luck vibration. Still just as bad however it goes away when in 4 high untill high speeds while 2wd vibrates all the time??? Checked all the tires and none have balance weights so idk about that?? I really have no clue what it could be. All the suspension and linkage looks good so idk???
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I would suggest getting underneath and checking to see if you still have a transmission motor mount. Under the center of the skid plate there are four elongated holes, actually eight. Four for each end of the mount. Look up through the holes, you'll probably need a light. You should see four nuts on each end of the mount, that's what holds it in place. If you don't you need to replace the mount.

You should also check the motor mounts in case you have broken studs on those.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:48 PM   #15
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You should also take a close look at the insides of the front rims, looking for clean spots where there used to be weights...
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:28 PM   #16
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Ok. Thank u so much ill will check later on today. Thanks again y'all for the advise
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:38 AM   #17
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So looks like I'm missing some balances on left tire. But they were placed weird to begin with so who knows how they got knocked off. Upload pictures but I have a feeling that's not the main cause. Am going to the shop soon to get spacers installed so will b asking some questions then. Will keep y'all updated
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:37 PM   #18
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Check the alignment, I have a little but of a wobble and it came from the left front tire being a degree off of caster.
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Yeah very likely but would it have caused that much of an effect?
When the snow blows into my Taureg wheels, I have to pull over to get every bit out. Just a little amount is soooooo noticeable.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:00 PM   #20
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So update on why the jeep might vibrate. All the wheels were about 2oz out of balance. Threw both the front and rear drive shaft bearings as well the fact that the rear drive shaft is completely snapped. And I've blown a seal on my front right hub so my diff has been dry for weeks. Most of my bushings are blown and in top of the bad shit my springs are about shot and I have a rear main seal leak in the tranny. So as far as going any ware or having money for a while any time soon I'm f***ed. Luck ally Justin over at the TJ shop is really healing me out with the fix so well c where it goes from here but atleast we know what was wrong
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Sorry to hear that buddy. Hope he cuts you a deal price wise. I can't remember what you had told me at china wall. Was it your reverse was out?
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:53 PM   #22
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Reverse is bad but I guess I threw a bearing at left hand and once we got it up on the lift we found all these other things wrong I guess from a previous ownership or what. All I was told is the former owner did not take care of the undercarriage cm but who knows how the driveshaft got cracked. His prices sound pretty good to me man. I'm happy with it. More than I want it to be but not outrageous. And he knows what he's talkin about so I'm sure it will come out good
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Good to hear you're getting it fixed. Need more LJ's out there lol
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So update on why the jeep might vibrate. All the wheels were about 2oz out of balance. Threw both the front and rear drive shaft bearings as well the fact that the rear drive shaft is completely snapped. And I've blown a seal on my front right hub so my diff has been dry for weeks. Most of my bushings are blown and in top of the bad shit my springs are about shot and I have a rear main seal leak in the tranny. So as far as going any ware or having money for a while any time soon I'm f***ed. Luck ally Justin over at the TJ shop is really healing me out with the fix so well c where it goes from here but atleast we know what was wrong
Sorry about your Jeep Glad Justin could help you out. He's a good guy
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So update on why the jeep might vibrate. All the wheels were about 2oz out of balance. Threw both the front and rear drive shaft bearings as well the fact that the rear drive shaft is completely snapped. And I've blown a seal on my front right hub so my diff has been dry for weeks. Most of my bushings are blown and in top of the bad shit my springs are about shot and I have a rear main seal leak in the tranny. So as far as going any ware or having money for a while any time soon I'm f***ed. Luck ally Justin over at the TJ shop is really healing me out with the fix so well c where it goes from here but atleast we know what was wrong

What a drag!!! sorry to hear the bad news
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:07 AM   #26
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Thanks everybody. I'm ready to get her back. Justin has been really cool. Just ready to to be driving it again. And on the good side it will drive so much better when she's done and like they say broken is just an excuse to upgrade lol so Maybe well get some stuff done
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:15 PM   #27
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My baby's back and better than ever I may pamper the daylights out of her cuz she's my DD but I'm ready to get back on the trails! Just need to b a little more cautious and take some precautions so things don't end up whare they were again!
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:21 PM   #28
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