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Old 02-08-2013, 02:47 PM
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Great ! Its gone. The lag could be just play in the steering box.

There is a way to tighten it a bit. I have never done it though.
I will post up the info as soon as I get home.

A lot of time this is just normal wear though.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:54 PM
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Re: NEED HELP...Death Wobble...Replaced almost everything and still occurs

I made sure to hit my nemesis-bump that i hit everyday coming back from school and it didn't wobble this time!
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Awesome , I bet you were holding your breath, lol.
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Re: NEED HELP...Death Wobble...Replaced almost everything and still occurs

Indeed, I was. I took a deep look at the old ball joints....the lower ball joints were so loose. They moved about like wind chimes. Let me know what you find with the steering gear. Thanks in advance
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Re: NEED HELP...Death Wobble...Replaced almost everything and still occurs

To be honest ... I forgot to look ,lol. but I did as soon as I got home and what do you know.... there is a video ,lol

here ya go
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Re: NEED HELP...Death Wobble...Replaced almost everything and still occurs

So I replaced the Tie Rod, Drag Link, All Tie Rod Ends, All front Control Arms, Axle Shafts and Wheel Hubs. I have it aligned every 10000 miles or so. Still shakes and shimmies if I hut a small bump or pot hole around 40mph. If I accelerate to 50mph, it goes away. I have replaced the entire front end short of the axle tube. Any ideas at this point?
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Re: NEED HELP...Death Wobble...Replaced almost everything and still occurs

Did you check the track bar bushings as well? Best to feel both sides while someone moves the steering wheel.
Also the two bushings on the axle where the upper control arms fit to are ok?
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Re: NEED HELP...Death Wobble...Replaced almost everything and still occurs

Did you replace or upgrade the Steering Stabilizer? That has been one of the best ways to eliminate death shimming.
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Did you check the track bar bushings as well? Best to feel both sides while someone moves the steering wheel.
Also the two bushings on the axle where the upper control arms fit to are ok?
x2 Wj's have a tendency to oval out the track bar mounts on the body. Replace the Bushings with some high durometer bushing. you might have to weld a very thick washer to the front or back of the bracket.

Also get a Moog Super Trail boss Steering stabilizer makes a world of difference!
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Re: NEED HELP...Death Wobble...Replaced almost everything and still occurs

The Steering stabilizer is a brand new MOOG from Advance Auto Parts, the Trackbar is brand new as is all of the front end bushings. I will have to check the Trackbar mounts. If I remove the trackbar to check the mounting holes, is it difficult to line everything up again?

welding a washer or drilling out holes is not a problem. I guess i have some investigating to do
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The Steering stabilizer is a brand new MOOG from Advance Auto Parts, the Trackbar is brand new as is all of the front end bushings. I will have to check the Trackbar mounts. If I remove the trackbar to check the mounting holes, is it difficult to line everything up again?

welding a washer or drilling out holes is not a problem. I guess i have some investigating to do
Have you checked control arm bushings? rare they go bad but stockers are cheap like $25-30/piece you just replace 1 at a time no worries in messing em up.

the track bar can be done with no lift. the stock TB isn't adjustable jacking the body up can mess with the alignment.

leave it on the ground and unbolt it and check teh hole.
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I am having some major problems with the death wobble on my 02 WJ. I can't go over 20 mph w/out being shaken off the road!!! Where do I start replacing parts? How much am I looking at for repairs? Need help ASAP, I start clinicals in a week!!

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It started out with a small wobble. Now it seems like it's coming from the right rear wheel and will shake you off the road if I get past 20mph. It started out at 45-50, now it's at 20 mph. Replaced the track bar, twice. But it didn't help...
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