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Re: 1975 cj5 jeep starts to shake badly at about 40 mph.
I had the exact same same issue with my 03 sahara at the exact same speed and it was a huge build up of dirt in the rims (live on gravel road)that may be the issue or you may have a badly balanced tire or a bad front end part(s) ball joint tie rod etc...... hope this helps!
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sounds like you have a wheel alignment problem. Not enough castor set. Have the front end checked out for loose worn bits. If you have a steering shocky in the system it is probably shot and not doing the job of stabilising the steering. Remember if the springs are a bit flat IE the front end is a bit low then the whole steering geometery alters and negative castor results as what you have described
1. out of balance tire because it sounds speed spacific.
2. worst of all! Loose lug nuts or possibly loose spindle nut. (you will need to lift the wheel off the ground to tell)
3. worn linkages i.e. ball joints, steering linkage, anything that would allow play in the front wheels.
Check your steering stability bar I had the same problem and it turned
out that I had bent that bar.
The death wobble is basically when you are driving your lifted jeep down
the road and the front end starts to shake violently. It can happen at
virtually any speed, though mostly above 40 mph or so, and is a
frightening experience, especially for those witnessing it for the first
time. Now it doesn’t throw you off the road or anything … the front end
just shakes. And the only way to stop it is to slow down and pull over.
So it wasn’t that hard to get used to at first. But as it happened more
and more, it seemed to get more and more out of control.