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 Post subject: Please help!!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:53 am 
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I think I am victim of dreaded death wobble!!
I have a 96 GC with 4 inch tough country lift with rusts off road dual steering stabilizer when I hit pot holes at around 40-50 mph my whole front end feels like its going to fall off but it does not do it all the time over some bumps at the same speed nothing happens...
I just got this jeep today it was fine in the test drive an all day untill i went over a not bad at all bump at around 45mph or so an violent shakes had to pull over.. I travel the highway a lot so I cant risk it happening again while traveling down the highway with my kids in the car..
It just had an alignment done maybe a month ago an the steering stabilizer was also just put on the clamps aren't even showing any rust please how do you fix this I inspected majority of the front ent parts for looseness or broken parts an found nothing only thing i came across was the bar the the front steering stabilizer is attached to has slight play in it maybe 1/4 it turns back an forth is this the problem?


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 Post subject: Re: Please help!!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:08 am 
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this is what you are goin to want to look at

http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/techarticles/deathwobble.html

also i would look at getting a new lift if you have the funds i would look into Iron Rock offroad http://ironrockoffroad.com for a new lift
i have one of there 4 inch kits on my WJ for a little over a year and have loved it they make great kits

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 Post subject: Re: Please help!!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:47 am 
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it dont happen with just driving an not all the time just some times when i hit a bump wrong is this still death wobble?


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 Post subject: Re: Please help!!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:12 pm 
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First thing you need to do is get it up in the air and check everything over real well.
Check for loose parts/bad bushings/ball joints/everything

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 Post subject: Re: Please help!!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:31 am 
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I am thinking of replacing the track bar because it has a slight bit of play in it


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 Post subject: Re: Please help!!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:36 pm 
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Take some time and go to ironrockoffroad.com as noted above and read their information on death wobble. It's a link on their website about 2/3rds of the way down on the left hand side. Yes, if the track bar mounting is loose or worn it can cause what you are describing.

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