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#248 of 302 Re: clicking nose [phantom22]
Jul 16, 2010 (4:35 pm)
check your axel shaft bearings
#249 of 302 Re: Front end shakes violently [rt25]
Jul 19, 2010 (4:59 pm)
I was driving home from work today when the front end started wobbling severely.... which is an understatement. I slowed down to 30 mph and it stopped. It scared me to death! Any suggestions about where I can take it to get fixed without being taken advantage of? And what are the key words that I need to say to them so they don't take advantage of me? Should I ask them to check the track bar axle end mount to make sure they are all 7/16" bolts? I hate going to car shops. I feel more comfortable in an Emergency Room or anywhere in a hospital than a car!
#250 of 302 Re: Front end shakes violently [ohioreb2]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 20, 2010 (8:46 am)
Search the Jeep forums here for "death wobble".
#251 of 302 Re: Front end shakes violently [steve_]
Jul 20, 2010 (6:31 pm)
Thanks for the info!
#252 of 302 death wobble? Suggestions welcome!
Aug 08, 2010 (1:19 pm)
I have a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee that I've owned since it was new. It's well maintained. Suddenly, driving down a rough spot on the freeway doing about 70, it went into what sounds like the death wobble. I've since replaced the brakes, rotors, shocks, had it aligned and the wheels balanced. It looks like it might be 1 of 100 things. What is the best order to try to resolve this from here. I'm hitting the "road" again in about 10 days and don't want another towing experience - which is what I did last time as it scared me to death!!! I'd appreciate hearing what other Jeep owners have done. Thanks!
#253 of 302 Re: death wobble? Suggestions welcome! [pacificjeep]
Aug 08, 2010 (2:48 pm)
It is your steering stabilizer shock. Replace it and you are good to go.
#254 of 302 Re: TRYING TO SOLVE THE WOBBLE SHAKE [happle]
Aug 14, 2010 (9:10 pm)
I have read alot of posts in many months, the best i heard was replacing the front transfer case, steering dampner becuse it was ruined from the shaking or death wobble. Last was getting a front end alignment to adjust for the dampner. It worked.
#255 of 302 Re: TRYING TO SOLVE THE WOBBLE SHAKE [rlipcz01]
Aug 15, 2010 (5:42 am)
I have found that by replacing the steering stabalizer shock will solve over 90% of the problems. Might want to pass this info along.
#256 of 302 Re: 2004 Jeep GC Front end Vibration [bigmuny02]
Aug 15, 2010 (6:20 am)
My front end vibration has been solved by just rotating the tires during my oil change. I didn't think it would be the tires as the problem just started one day. I rotate every oil change 3500 miles. Letting off the gas pedal when it started around 70mph it would stop so I didn't think it could be a tire problem since it would seem the vibration would still be an issue even after letting off the gas but I was wrong. So perhaps instead of buying new tires you may think about tire rotation to see if this less expensive method will work as it did for me. I have felt all these at one time or another....
#257 of 302 Re: death wobble? Suggestions welcome! [carrgo]
Aug 28, 2010 (12:36 pm)
the post by carrgo stated that is it is your steering stabilizer shock, not saying they are completely wrong but I have the same problem with my 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. I have already change the steering stabilizer shock, and problem remained.. so I tried again, thinking maybe faulty aftermarket part, when to dealer and got one, again, problem remains.. I'm still investigating other causes.
Also, my dad has an 85 Cherokee that has the same problem, also same story, change shock, hasn't cured problem yet. That is why I am now researching information on internet..