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Violent shake when im driving i can feel something loose in the steering wheel and when i get to 45 mph the front end begin's to shake violently . sometimes it happens on its own and it also happens if i go over any size bump in the road.

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My Death Wobble started immediately after I installed a set of Coil Spring Spacers (to lift 1.75 inches) on my 2005 Jeep Wrangler X. Turned out, the DW was because while changing the height, I also lowered the CASTER angle in the front end. So, to fix it, I could have purchased a set of eccentric bolts for $50+. Instead I went out and purchased a piece of 1.5 inch flat bar for $10 from OSH. I cut out 4 1.5 inch squares. Then i drilled 7/16 inch holes centerline, but close to one side (in exactly the same place) on all for squares. I then removed the lower control arm bolts, nuts and washers. I installed these square offset washers I made so the front axle would be pushed forward (to increase the Caster angle). The toe setting changed a bit, so I reset them to about 1/8 inch toe in. After driving my Jeep, I noticed there is no more DW. The steering wheel was off center, but after 3 attempts, I have that perfectly centered. I have every intension of having the alignment checked, but not till after I find the new tires I want. If anyone is interested, I can draw out and photograph the cure and send it to you. My e-mail is bb62471(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

Hi there are many parts on a suspension so going off your discription if there is excess play in the steering wheel the shake would be caused by either the steering coupling which connects your steering wheel to your to your rack or trackrod ends are worn if its a drag-link steering system you need to find out which link or steering box has play but either way jack your vechicle up and find out where it is it may just be a loose wheel but this problem can kill you [if the engine don,t start no big deal this could be] yates210456

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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Stabilizer shocks on the frount end is usually the main problem. Also check all the other suspension parts for loose parts. Blance the tires, alignment can help. My problem was the stabilizer shock and a worn out sway bar link.

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You have the death wobble its caused by you steering dampner its that shock absorber in the frot of your jeep i had it in my 2004 sahara 40L i didn't think it would help but fixed it right up i did balence all wheels and got a wheel alginment for safe measuer.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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