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Old 04-03-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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Out of ideas regarding death wobble

So all new steering components even ball joints. Haven't put in new steering box yet but I don't think that would cause a wobble.

So far the new steering has helped in frequency of it happening however when it does its much more violent.

It seems to only happen at sub-40 speeds and requires that I hit a bump.

Any ideas?? Super frustrated.

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Old 04-03-2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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Alignment? That fixed my TJ when it was going through the same thing.

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Old 04-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #3
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Aligned it when the steering went on.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #4
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Check to see if your track-bar axle side mounting hole is elongated. It will look more oval than round. That would indicate some room for play in the axle. If it is elongated then you might need to patch on a new mounting plate with a hole drilled to spec. You can minimized play in the track bar (axle movement side to side) by regularly checking the torque. I don't remember off hand for a TJ, but on a JK it's around 115 ft-lbs.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:08 PM   #5
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Think that's it. Gonna hopefully get a new one by the 14th.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:50 PM   #6
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Yeah, seems the trackbars have been a big contributing factor to the death wobble. Hope it solves the problem for ya!
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:33 PM   #7
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Was the tie rod that attaches to the pitman arm replaced?
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:36 PM   #8
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Yes sir. As well as TREs and joints.
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is it just the front or the rear too? Sounds crazy, but when I changed up the steering in front I got massive what I found to be called "wander steer"...the rear was all over the place. Come to find out, tightening up everything up front showed how bad the rear track bar bushings, control arm mount bushings, sway bar bushings were. Doesn't sound like thats the case..but just food for thought, I had to go through and replace all the bushings in back. Made it MUCH better.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:30 AM   #10
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It's in the front. I'm sure that to some degree the rear needs a good going over. However as I don't have the know how to fix it it goes on the back end of the fixing list.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:35 AM   #11
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When my front end gets a bit loose I just tighten the crap out of my trac bar. I know you're supposed to torque to 110 lbs, but I tighten it all I can and it fixes it. Aftermarket case hardened bolts are a good idea as well. JK's come with all-threaded bolts, not good at all.
Try changing tire pressure too.
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Hadn't thought of tire pressure, good idea because it does affect wobble. What pressure are you running in your tires Brian?

Another thing to try is swapping tires back to front.
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