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#19647 of 23397 Re: Death Wobble [mac24]
Sep 14, 2005 (7:57 am)
My 2004 Jeep Wrangler X has the death wobble, it started on my STOCK Jeep when it only had 15,000 miles on it! It's been in and out of the dealership 4 times for a total of 21 days. It still shakes. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? I would like to know how you resolved the issues and if Chrysler has been cooperative. I believe that I have a lemon and Chrysler is denying it.
#19648 of 23397 Re: Death Wobble [aimeej]
Sep 14, 2005 (8:49 am)
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#19649 of 23397 Re: Death Wobble [mac24]
Sep 14, 2005 (1:28 pm)
I had a TJ that did the death wobble at freeway speeds.. the wildest thing I'd experienced in a vehicle in a long time, it felt like a wheel was coming off.
I lifted my TJ three inches with a Terraflex suspension lift and that's when the problem began (I also had a warm winch on front).
I went round and round trying to figure out the source. In the end, simply adjusting the front caster fixed it. (i.e.-move the axel forward)
this link explains wheel alignment pretty clearly:
#19650 of 23397 We need your prayers
Sep 14, 2005 (5:07 pm)
Ross Allen and I need your prayers, Jeep Buds. Ross almost cannot get up off the floor, and he can barely walk, His hips have gone out on him.
He has had arthritis in his left front leg for a long time, but this thing with his hips just came on today. He has had a little bit of stiffness in his hips for a while, but nothing like what he has today.
I'm scared. He is ten years old, and I'm so afraid that this might be the beginning of the end for him. Please, my friends, pray that there will be good news when I take him to the vet tomorrow. I would have taken him today, but he wasn't this bad when I left for work this morning.
I cannot imagine life without my Best Bud. How will I ever be able to go wheelin' again after he is gone? I would look back to "his spot" in the back of the Jeep and not see him there. It would tear me to pieces.
Please, please, keep us in your prayers, and I will let you all know how things go tomorrow.
#19651 of 23397 Re: We need your prayers [tsjay]
Sep 14, 2005 (5:59 pm)
Tom< We will certainly keep both you and RA in our prayers. He seems to have become part of the family here as well. Please keep us posted. Mark
#19652 of 23397 Re: We need your prayers [wpowell]
Sep 14, 2005 (6:10 pm)
Thanks ever so much, Mark.
Sep 14, 2005 (6:48 pm)
as I mentioned before, there are a lot of us who have lost beloved pets. We are always here for you, if you need anything. You know how to get a hold of me, should you need to.
I hope and pray the vet has some meds that will help RA get around more, without the pain.
#19654 of 23397 Re: We need your prayers [tsjay]
Sep 14, 2005 (7:38 pm)
Ask the doc about glucosamine and chondroitin for dogs.
#19655 of 23397 Mirrors without doors
Sep 14, 2005 (7:44 pm)
Tom, I hope you get some good news from the Vet.
"ARGHH I wish I had checked the board earlier, I would have told you to try these:
Scott posted this a little while ago, about having mirrors when the doors are off.
I bought the brackets and some 6" round mirrors from AutoZone. Thanks Scott, I'm really happy with them. They connect very easily and quickly to the hinge holes. After clicking the link, check out the sample pics. Cost me about $25 plus shipping for 2 brackets...2 mirrors from AutoZone ran about $16. Pretty reasonable solution.
I meant to take a pic and post it, but forgot to before putting my doors back on today.....which leads me to this.....
I just put my doors on and top up for the first time in 12 days. I'm in CT, not SoCal! I've been here for 5 yrs and this is the longest rain free / sunny sky streak I can remember. It's been great. Mornings and late nights have been a little chilly, but it's been well worth it. Keep in mind, I don't have a garage, so I usually put the top up at the slightest chance of rain. There hasn't been a cloud in the sky the whole time until today. We're finally slated to get rain the next 2-3 days.
Anyway, for those "newbies" that haven't tried doors off, I highly recommend it.
I also reccommend the mirror brackets as well.
#19656 of 23397 Re: We need your prayers [tidester]
Sep 14, 2005 (10:46 pm)
Thanks, Tidester, but Ross has been on glucosamine/chondroitin for a long time. He also gets Rimadyl.
Maybe there is some new stuff that will help him.
I can't sleep, so I got back up and got on the puter. It's 1:45 AM here now.