Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (
-   West Virginia Jeep Forum (
-   -   got a bad shake at 55mph (

strokin 03-19-2011 08:15 PM

got a bad shake at 55mph
recently i bought an 07 wrangler, rode great for 2wks now when i hit 55 it feels like the wheels r comin off and steering is terrible. had front end checked and aligned said it was fine and i just replaced steering stabilizer and still shakes. anybody got any suggestions?

sdyates 06-27-2011 08:13 PM

same problem here

PTaylor 06-27-2011 08:19 PM

Might want to research "Death wobble" here on this site and Google. Very common for Jeeps.

RedBones 10-26-2011 05:07 PM

Wheels might need balanced, or you broke a belt in one of your tires.

CaptainBob 12-28-2011 05:29 PM

Check all of your steering linkage, including the bolts holding the steering box. Tie rods, wheel bearings ect. If you run large tires, it doesn't take much play to cause the death wobble.

sevenservices 12-28-2011 05:54 PM

yeah, check everything to be sure its tight but... x2 on a bad belt in a tire, switch them around and see if it changes at all. Or maybe a lost wheel weight.

Kevinm2467 12-28-2011 05:57 PM

I had a bad shake also. 97 tj though. Turned out to be a bad u joint on my rear drive shaft.

codyharper 06-11-2012 06:50 PM

I just had this problem, it happen to be that the sway bar broke in the front. They are cheap and easy to fix.

MichealH17 06-22-2012 11:45 AM

I had the same exact problem with my YJ.... I researched it and everything and couldn't find my problem. I never had death wobble until I changed wheels and tires. I use to run 33" tires on a 15 by 12 wheel and my rode great. I switch out my wheels for a 15 by 7 and man i couldnt keep it on the rode from 20MPH up to 45MPH. I had it aligned and everything changed tie rods balljoints and all..... I finnaly figured mine out tho.... I have a 3.5" superlift on mine with 2" shackle lift and my lift came with some kinda goofy looking braket that raised my front trac bar up about a inch from the stock location. Well that bracket was giving my alot of play. I removed the braket and bolted my track bar back to the stock location and it fixed my problem. So you all may want to check that and make sure your bushings are okay.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:30 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.