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Very bad shaking after hitting a bump

Driving going over 60 and hit a bump and all of the sudden the entire front end starts shaking out of control until the speed is reduced, felt like it could almost tip over, has happened multiple times

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  • zawsushi71 Jun 22, 2008

    yes my car also same problem p/help me

  • mathieso Jun 30, 2008

    Yes my '99 Jeep GC Laredo also has the same problem and I took it to a mechanic who said everything looked good, I think I'll get another opinion.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    when driving the car shakes when hitting bump

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This is known as death wobble because it feels like you are going to die but slowing down will end it.

The cause for death wobble are:

  1. Worn or loose tie rod ends on your steering linkage.
  2. Worn or loose trackbar bushings or tie rod ends on the trackbar itself.
  3. front end needs alignment.
  4. and many others but the common reasons are listed above.
try to realign the front end. If it doesnt help, then you do indeed have worn steering / suspension components.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

Steering dampner

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