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Old 03-06-2011, 09:21 PM  
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Jeepers, I need help with death wobble

My son's 2000 TJ just developed the death wobble. Have any of you won this battle that might be able to help us? He is a broke college kid with skills and access to my tool box.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:52 AM  
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Checked all the connectors, ends, ball joints and anything that is connected to another on the front end. Nothing was loose when we yank, jerked or tried to move with a pry bar more than I expected. Put a few more pumps of grease in anything that had a zerk fitting. Then we pulled the shock looking steering stabilizer. I could grab the two ends and move it in and out like playing an accordion. Went to Advance Auto, they had about 8 models to choose from std, good, better, best. We bought the Rancho model on the high end of the middle for about $60. Holding one end between my feet it took a lot of effort to move this in and out. Death Wobble is gone (for now).
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:09 AM  
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Its not gone, ya just cant feel it with the new stabilizer on. Steering stabilizers dont fix problems with steering just hide them. With that said I hide mine with a stabilizer because its hard to completely balance 36" bias tires on beadlocks.

What speeds does his death wobble happen in?
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:47 AM  
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It came in about 35 to 40 mph
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:37 AM  
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Thats usually tire balancing. You also may want to check the toe in. I set mine for 1/8th in but I hear the practice now is to run about an 1/8th out.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:31 AM  
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thank, good to know
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:47 PM  
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I agree, have the alignment checked especially the caster...
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:51 AM  
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Thannks guys but the jeeps is gone in favor of a car that gets 30 mpg. But that car was totalled in 5 days and replaced with another.
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