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Re: I need to replace it ordered new moog track bar will...
I would say about 3/8 inch diameter, 2 to 2 1/2 inch length bolts. The parts store should have the right size in stock. Good looking ahead. The bolts usually get stuck in the steel sleeve in the bushing. So breaking the bolts or cutting the head and nut off, is often in order. Also spray everything with WD-40, that always helps.
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The "Death Wobble" is a creative term coined by Jeep owners that
describes a situation when the front axle begins violently oscillating,
causing the car to shake (or wobble) in a manner which makes the vehicle
hard to control.
The death wobble is a simple problem without a simple solution.
Essentially the wobbling is your suspension system is out of
equilibrium. Unfortunately there are many areas in the suspension
system, including the tires and the body, that could be causing the
Poor alignment: If you're experiencing the wobble and haven't had your alignment checked, this is the first thing you should do.
Unbalanced Tires: Tires that are unbalanced can start throwing the axle around and the only way to stop the wobble is by slowing down.
Ball Joints: Worn ball joints can allow the
wheel to move laterally and independently of the opposite wheel. These
should be replaced regardless, worn ball joints are very dangerous in
Steering Stabilizer Bar: A steering stabilizer that is loose may lead to the death wobble.
A couple main reasons this problem is mostly isolated to Jeeps: first,
many Jeeps are coil-sprung with a track bar setup and secondly, a lot of
Jeep owners get their Jeeps lifted or modified or have after-market
track bars installed. Jeep models affected by this design are: the
Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler. If it's any consolation (I know
it's not) this problem also occurs in some Ford and Dodge trucks,
especially older Broncos.
Obviously, to fix the wobble you need to know what's causing it. The
best way to do that (although frustrating) is to go through the common
causes one-by-one until you find it. Let's start small and work our way
Start with a quick visual inspection under the front end of the vehicle. Look for shiny or damaged steel, indicative of metal that's moving around.
Check to make sure all bolts are tightened on the front track bar
Check the tires since they typically break down
faster and are more prone to storing and releasing the energy that
causes the wobble. Are they properly balanced and inflated to the
manufacturer's suggested PSI? Did you recently have them balanced? You
might try bringing the car back and asking them to make sure the balance
is still true.
After that check the front wheel bearings by
jacking the the front tires off the ground, grabbing the top and bottom
of the tire and trying to wiggle it back and forth. If you notice any
lateral give you might want to have a mechanic check those bearings for
Look for loose connections in the tie rod ends and drag link ends.
Has your Jeep been lifted? Might want to check the front axle casters.
If all else fails, you might need a new steering stabilizer.
Although if you do replace the stabilizer you might want to replace
other components as well since the death wobble shakes everything and
can loosen other components as well.
Broken rear sway bar? Were we doing some rock crawling? You can order them online for around $150, and very simple to replace. Shop around to have someone put one in for you, as this is a very simple job and takes maybe 30 minutes to do. One thing to keep in mind, your swaybar end links may need to be replaced also while they are in there. Also the rear swaybar bushings may need to be replaced also. Endlinks are about $37 ea for Moogs. Bushings are around $8 for both sides.
jack up the rear of the car remove wheels and tires, remove the two caliper bolts, remove old brake pads, using a c clamp push each piston the the caliper bake in install new pads, reinstall caliper install wheels and tires lower the jack and your done
caliper bolts are torque head bolts be sure to have the proper size before trying to change the brakes
I have a 2004 with the same problem. It is actually a defect on dodges
behave. The steering box flexes on the frame when you hit a bump. Bd
diesel puts out a steering box brace and a new track bar with the right
geometry to fix it. I had replaced everything under my front end
before i saw the article in off road adventures magazine. I contacted
dodge and asked why this was not a safety recall. They said they no
nothing about it and refused to help me. I called the National Highway
Transportation Safety Board and filed a complaint. I suggest you do
the same and anyone else who reads this. If you need to contact me
email me at email@example.com. maybe we can get enough people to
complain before someone dies from this.