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LS.Singer 08-09-2013 01:19 PM

new member with a Death Wobble
Hello, I have a 2001 4.7L Jeep Grand Cherokee. I had a bad tie rod on the passages side (upper or most forward) the one that connects via a extension and second tie rod to the steering gear box.

While driving prior to the replacement I was experiencing slight Death Wobble (DW). Following the replacement of the tie rod (was very obvious this was shot) I thought this would solve the wobble. After filling the tie rod joint with grease the issue seemed to be relieved. However at approximately 80Km or 50Miles I experience the same shutter in my stealing wheel while braking and usually simultaneously turning.

I should also mention following the installation of the tie rod I took my jeep in for a wheel alignment and was told I did a very good job on the tie rod, was out only .03 of a percent. According to the print out.

I have had my brake and rotters looked at. There fine.
I replaced the stabilized only 8 months ago.

I have had it told to me by my mechanic that it may be the track bar and bushings.

I thought the track bar and bushings looks ok.

I to notice a significant amount of play in my stealing wheel.

I can't notice any ball joints or bushings that look overly worn.

Perhaps I should change the opposite tie rod (directly connected to stealing box)?


cheapjeep 08-11-2013 12:43 AM

Re: new member with a Death Wobble
Welcome! Depending on how many miles are on it if one tre is bad probably the rest are close behind. If you're around 100 k or more it's time for ball joints also. All of these things with just a little slop will contribute to death wobble.

mrjaydeeone 08-11-2013 11:01 AM

Re: new member with a Death Wobble
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