Question about 2003 Jeep Wrangler
When I hit 45 mph my jeep shakes, bad! If I power through it goes away, if I stay under 45 it doesn't shake. ????? Help! Is this going to cost a fortune?
My Death Wobble started immediately after I installed a set of Coil Spring Spacers (to lift 1.75 inches). Turned out, the DW was because while changing the height, I also lowered the CASTER angle in the front end. So, to fix it, I could have purchased a set of eccentric bolts for $50+. Instead I went out and purchased a piece of 1.5 inch flat bar for $10 from OSH. I cut out 4 1.5 inch squares. Then i drilled 7/16 inch holes centerline, but close to one side (in exactly the same place) on all for squares. I then removed the lower control arm bolts, nuts and washers. I installed these square offset washers I made so the front axle would be pushed forward (to increase the Caster angle). The toe setting changed a bit, so I reset them to about 1/8 inch toe in. After driving my Jeep, I noticed there is no more DW. The steering wheel was off center, but after 3 attempts, I have that perfectly centered. I have every intension of having the alignment checked, but not till after I find the new tires I want. If anyone is interested, I can draw out and photograph the cure and send it to you. My e-mail is bb62471(at)yahoo(dot)com.
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
I had the same problem with my 03 Rubicon. After a front end alignment and a new steering statbilizer failed to fix the proble, a new track bar did the trick.
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
I had same problem, replaced the steering stabilizer with an upgraded Warn version. That did not fix the problem. The problem was that the tread on the tire had separated from the wheel. It was not evident by looking at the wheel. Above a certain rpm(45mph) there was enough centrifugal force to cause the tread to pull away from the tire, and thus bring the tire extremely out of balance. Try replacing the left, and then right front tire with your spare and then drive and see if the problem is fixed. That way you will know which tire it is. This problem took me a month to diagnose. Good luck to you. -- Jeff H. aka Xirtion
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
You may have is whatis known as a death wobble. It can appear in a lifted jeep.Your
solutition could be by having the lower front cotrol arms replaced with adjustable
lower contron arms.
Posted on Sep 28, 2008
You may have a wheel balance problem. If the shaking starts and stops lets say within a 7 - 10 mile window, take your car down and get the tires re-balanced you might have somehow lost a wheel weight.
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
I had the same problem and a new steering stabilizer fixed the problem havent had it shake since!!
Posted on May 17, 2009
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