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#544 of 548 2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2door Steering issue
Jun 13, 2011 (7:00 pm)
I am a recent owner of a 2007 Jeep Sahara with 61,000 miles. Just recently, I am feeling a knocking feeling in the steering. When I slow down I can almost hear the knocking sound coming from the wheel. I took it to the dealer and they said what I am experiencing is normal for an off road vehicle. There needs to be play in the wheel. Something just doesn't feel right...Any thoughts would be appreciated.
#545 of 548 Re: 2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2door Steering issue [steve370]
Jun 13, 2011 (7:55 pm)
my wobble started off smaller, it steadily worsened
tell your dealership to type in jeep/ death
wobble and many many sites describing
the problem are on the Internet
I would suggest you call the crysler number above
-- your steering wheel is NoT supposed to
shake so badly you can' t hold on
tell the dealership you want the
damper changed check your trac bar and
heck that the screws are not wallowed
they did give me dealer price. Approx
300..said I could send in for about 25%
reimbursement or wait to see if there is a recall
and get full refund. thats why
its good to have a case number docume ti ng
the problem. someone is going to be hurt
#546 of 548 steering issue
Jun 14, 2011 (12:28 pm)
Thanks but my problem is not as you described. I an feeling a slight knocking in the steering. It is intermittent, and can also hear a slight knocking sound when I slow down. There is a lot of play in the wheel, and it almost feels as if I can feel the gears changing in the steering wheel, if that makes sense?
#547 of 548 Re: steering issue [steve370]
Jun 15, 2011 (4:46 am)
It will probably be something associated with one of the wheels, maybe a bearing, or maybe a 'U' joint, either on the front propeller shaft or one of the front half shafts.
#548 of 548 Re: 2007 4dr wrangler steering stabilizer issues [dmoseley1]
Aug 22, 2011 (6:21 am)
Tried your number, but that is the 'high' level guys/gals. The lady was really polite, but sent me to the beginning level. Once you have a case number and it doesn't work out you can call that number. But great find regardless!
They don't take direct calls.
So I called 800-992-1997 and talked to someone in service. Told them I had the death wobble and got a ticket number and a phone call from the dealer to bring it it for repair....
(2008 4dr Sahara Jeep Wrangler - another victim of the DEATH WOBBLE!! or TSB 19-003-06 as it was formally called! for '97-'06 models)