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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-21-2005, 07:40 PM
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front end wobble at 40mph?????

i got a 97 tj and at about 38 mph i hit a bump and the front end and steering goes in to what i call a "DEATH WOBBLE" and i have to slam on the brakes and come almost to a stop to stop it? what could be my problem the stock stabalizer is still be the problem?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-21-2005, 07:50 PM
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Re: front end wobble at 40mph?????

Search for death wobble.
Go back all the way to 6 years ago. It has been covered in great detail several times every year or so.
That will be quicker answers than waiting for us to cover it again. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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Re: front end wobble at 40mph?????

Have someone rock your steering back and forth and look for loose joints. Jack the front wheels, grab the tire top and bottom, and rock it feeling for looseness.
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Re: front end wobble at 40mph?????

I beleive its your stabilizer...get the pro comp one its cheap and works good..
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Re: front end wobble at 40mph?????

A stabilizer is only a there to hide the true problem. Do as Will says and replace any worn joints. If that doesn't fix the problem, I would look at the steering box itself to see how much play it has in it.
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Re: front end wobble at 40mph?????

For the record, I don't even have a steering stabilizer. I had to remove it when I installed the axle relocation plates to move the axle forward an inch. Last weekend I drove it 1300 miles to the badlands bash and back at 70-80 mph with no death wobble at all.
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Re: front end wobble at 40mph?????

Did you get all the MUD off the wheels? Maybe some has settled in one spot, making them off balance.

Although after 1300 miles.... it's kind of unlikely to me...
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Re: front end wobble at 40mph?????

IN2DEEP, I think you are confusing me with the guy with the death wobble. I don't have and never had any death wobble.
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Re: front end wobble at 40mph?????

wobble wobble, and drop it like its hot
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Re: front end wobble at 40mph?????

Damn Will... you gotta point out my flaws for the WORLD to see?? Some people just can't play along.......


.... you are right... I read too fast...... replied without thinking....

.... my apologies to you and your family...... ha ha..
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