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My 03 Wrangler shakes only at 45 mph

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?

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  • lifetoons Jul 15, 2008

    My 2003 Wrangler shakes only between 50 and 55 miles per hour. It doen't do it consitently if I speed up or slow down it stops.

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    wobble at 45 mile per hour

  • Anonymous Sep 14, 2008

    We have had this same problem for a while. We bought our 2003 Jeep Wrangler in 2004 and this started while I was driving it on the highway but it was when I hit about 52 mph that it happened. I felt like I was driving a low rider ... the front end was bouncing back and forth. Scared the heck out of me. I took it to the 4 wheel place we had always dealt with...that guy had not heard of anything of the such but he put on a new front stablizer and changed out the bolt holding that on and it was fine for a while. It started doing it again about a year later and we've had nothing but issues with it. We have the tires balanced and rotated on a regular basis, the front end checked, everything. Of course the Jeep dealership thinks we are nuts and claims they have NEVER heard of such a thing. If you find a solution, please let us know. You can email me at and put "answer to your Jeep wobble" in the subject line so I know it isn't spam. Thanks !!!

  • sladick Oct 13, 2008

    Adready fixed it, was only a bad front tire.



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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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I had the same problem and a new steering stabilizer fixed the problem havent had it shake since!!

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