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Old 11-09-2015, 01:10 PM
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Part time death wobble

Well this morning I found out first hand what death wobble is. Here's what has me confused... I never heard of it only happening sometimes. Rubi has been flawless up until this morning. The only difference I can attribute anything to is temperature. Today it was 23 degrees, up to this point its never been that cold.
It only did it for about 5 minutes right after I left and only at 50 MPH. Faster...nope...slower...nope...50...hold on for dear life....Then it went away. I drove it twice since then. I dont understand how temp could cause the problem to be temporary. Is the cause of this the same as regular death wobble? Track bar bolts or bushings? Not looking forward to winter if this is what I deal with every morning... Any ideas?

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Everything is stiffer including shocks, rubber bushings, etc. less dampening which prob helped contribute to the DW. Still go through and make sure the TB bolts are tight.

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The TB holds the center-line between the front and rear axle. If the TB is loose, trouble will ensue.
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I received a email saying the TB bolt is not the correct size bolt, an over time wobbles out an creates play. My 2013 Jk 2 door has the issue, fix is to drill out the whole to get the wobble out an put appropriate size bolt in. This will fix the death wobble.

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