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2005 jeep shimmy

I have the same shimmy i replaced the steering damper with a realy good rancharo shock 1 month ago problem was fixed now it is back. no lift kit. no oversize tires. it is a right hand drive for postal route. seems to get worse when tires get wore down, had them balanced shimmy still there. front end good and tight.

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  • ravendepl Jul 11, 2009

    the bad shimmy only happens about 1-2 times a month at 50 to 58 mph. when you slow down and then speed back up it is ok till next time.

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Hey, kinda late but, I would check the track bar. With engine running, have someone turn steering wheel back and forth (quarter turns are fine). watch the frame side (should be passenger side for right side drive) for up and down movement. If any is noticed, replace it.

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Check front end again for any side play (small amounts at different locations can add up. Also check that steering box is not loose on frame.Check all bushings as well. If all else fails, if caster is adjustable have another degree or two put in. (positive)

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

  • Richard Scordino Jul 11, 2009

    You can check and repair it now or wait till it nearly throws you off the road...It will not cure itself. We do this as a free service, you're free to take advice or not, but all would appreciate a rating on answers. The answer to your problem is not a clear-cut "change this" item. It's called "death wobble" and usually takes a bunch of checking to eliminate. I did omit checking the stabilizer (sideways shock) attached to the steering linkage , though i did say check everything.

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