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Bad Wobble at speeds over 40 or hitting small bumps in road

Bought Jeep used and had no problems with it un till recently. Just out of blue it started a very bad wobble when I hit any bumps or pot holes. Took to shop and found a bad left rear tie showing core. Replaced both rear tired and still had same results. I changed bushing on sway bars with no change.

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Most of the time, it's the trac bar bushing. if it's worn, you can death wobble over 40 mph. replace it with a polyurethane bushing.

Posted on Jun 14, 2013

  • art b Jun 14, 2013


    most likely it's your trac bar bushing. if it's worn, it will cause DW at speeds greater than 40mph. replace with a polyurethane version.

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I had the same proble, and it is apparently very common in Jeeps. It even has its own clever little name "The Death Wobble". I solved my problem by having new U joints installed all the way around, but some other causes I've heard are sway bars, and bushings.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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