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eiei2261 03-31-2013 01:09 PM

Death wobble 2008 wrangler.
 
Replaced lower balljoints and tracking bar and steering stabilizer.At a lost now need info.

damndirtydog 03-31-2013 01:54 PM

Recheck torque on trac bar. Did you torque the bar on the lift or on the ground, should be done on ground. Death wobble is usually attributed to something in the trac bar or brackets or fasteners for the trac bar. Start with retorque to 125 ft lb. Possibly something in the balljoint install but I've never replaced mine so can't help on that.
Maybe more info too for others to help.
What kind of trac bar stock or adjustable.
Why were these parts replaced. did u do a lift.
Good luck.

eiei2261 03-31-2013 06:01 PM

Did the torque on the ground but I,ll recheck it again.Stock trac bar.Front end guy did the ball joints.And religned it.

eiei2261 03-31-2013 06:03 PM

Only get wobble when I hit bridge plats or on wash board type of bump at about 40 mph.

damndirtydog 04-01-2013 07:01 PM

Yep, that will get er' shaking. Rented a Jeep last month in Moab. Same deal. About 40 mph and hit some frost heave in the asphault road and shook like a Mo-Fo until i was almost stopped. Check youtube, there's some good videos on there showing where to investigate areas that cause DW.
There's also some good threads on this forum. Just use the search box up top.
Let us know if you find the cause.

tazoez 04-25-2013 04:11 PM

Run checklist:

Ball joints, upper and lower

Tie rod ends

Control arms

Possibly drag links

eiei2261 04-29-2013 07:38 PM

wobble
 
replaced upper and lower ball joints replace tracke bar replaced tie rods replaced drag link.still get wobble when I go over bridge expansion joints.at around 50 mph.love the jeep but getting tuff to get in and drive down the highway.without worrying.

tazoez 04-30-2013 10:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eiei2261 (Post 3698409)
replaced upper and lower ball joints replace tracke bar replaced tie rods replaced drag link.still get wobble when I go over bridge expansion joints.at around 50 mph.love the jeep but getting tuff to get in and drive down the highway.without worrying.

Did they do the pitman arm when they did drag link?

eiei2261 04-30-2013 07:43 PM

wrangler
 
Replaced the drag link and pitman arm joint.


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