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1975 cj5 jeep starts to shake badly at about 40 mph.

At approx. 40 mph. jeeps starts violently shaking, stops when you either slow down or speed up.

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Check you tires for seperation or unbalace...

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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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