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#1331 of 1886 Re: Short time Wobble 2006 Jeep Wrangler X [skyking49]
Aug 27, 2008 (7:51 am)
For obvious reasons I can only be very non-specific, but you would appear to have a front suspension component that can change position or orientation under a momentary load before returning to it's original configuration.
It could be an upper or lower knuckle joint, maybe a softening control arm bushing, or possibly one of the many steering joints.
As for the clicking, it's probably either the brakes or a dry 'U' joint. You have 'U' joints on both the front and rear propeller shafts and the front half shafts.
#1332 of 1886 Re: Short time Wobble 2006 Jeep Wrangler X [skyking49]
Aug 27, 2008 (7:55 am)
It kind of sounds like something in the steering geometry came loose. Perhaps check the tie rod ends, track bar ends (especially the axle end). As for the clicking noise, it could possibly be one of the u-joints that goes from the axle shaft to the hub that turns at either front wheel. Mine clicks too, but I have a front auto-locker that I installed a few years ago.
#1333 of 1886 Re: Torque Steering!! [erickpl]
Aug 27, 2008 (9:05 am)
Unfortunately I am not mechanically inclined and I have a bad hand. I have not made any modifications to my Jeep. Why would this happen...all of a sudden? Why doesn't this happen with other vehicles? If it happened to mine shouldn't it be a problem with other 06 jeeps or jeeps in general. As I said, I only have 16,000 mi on it and it has been well taken care of. It is just hard to believe that normal driving would cause this problem...not saying it is not the problem. What would make this happen?
How can I prevent it from happening since I do not abuse my Jeep?
#1334 of 1886 Re: Short time Wobble 2006 Jeep Wrangler X [erickpl]
Aug 27, 2008 (9:08 am)
Would this be a warranty issue? It seems that Jeeps have a lot of problems that regular vehicles do not have. I am not mechanically inclined and have a bad hand so I cannot do any of the work myself. Thanks for your reply.
#1335 of 1886 Re: Short time Wobble 2006 Jeep Wrangler X [skyking49]
Aug 27, 2008 (12:57 pm)
I's start by checking the steering damper. A bad damper will allow your front tires to go into a wobble oscillation when prompted by a bump.
#1336 of 1886 Re: Short time Wobble 2006 Jeep Wrangler X [skyking49]
Aug 27, 2008 (4:45 pm)
Your JEEP wants to leave the road. Your JEEP needs to leave the road. Your JEEP was built to go to the dirt. The shaking is much like a delirium tremor that an old alky will experience when deprived of his much needed booze. When your JEEP hits an bump it's off road soul is awakened and the deep seated need for dirt and mud and dust makes it veer towards the green and brown world where it belongs. Take your JEEP to the woods at least once a week and JEEP will serve you well the rest of the week.
#1337 of 1886 Re: Torque Steering!! [wxyzach]
Aug 28, 2008 (12:48 am)
you might have a bent control arm, thats what happened to mine when i hit a ditch and now it veers to the left. my tire and rim and coil and shock and all that stuff is fine but the control arm is bent, thats all.
#1338 of 1886 heart disconnected
Aug 28, 2008 (3:09 am)
i am a commericial fisherman, which means i am away from land for long periods of time. a buddy of mine recomended this shop and i was eager to get a body lift on my wrangler so i said screw it whatever and had them do it. great body lift, everything is awesome, except for some damn reason the 4wd is disconected. i dont know if they didnt reconnect it, or if i need a link extension or what. the lever moves freely, does not lock in anywhere and the dash lights do not come on at all.
2000 sport 4.0 inline 6 with 3" BL
any help is greatly appreciated
#1339 of 1886 Re: Torque Steering!! [rebel99]
Aug 28, 2008 (6:16 am)
Very plausible there with the bent CA. You should be able to visually inspect to check for this. I wouldn't think a pothole would cause this kind of steering issue, but ya never know.
#1340 of 1886 Re: heart disconnected [rebel99]
Aug 28, 2008 (6:18 am)
If you got a BL w/o a motor lift, it may be why. You CAN get a bracket to hook this all in. I believe it is Skyjacker that makes it. OR you could get the motor mount lift and then everything should hook back together just fine. There is a site that has info about a TSB for clanking transfer case linkages, but it shows how it should look as well. You MAY be able to reconnect it. I know many with BL's that haven't done a MML and their 4wd shift lever works fine.
Maybe that'll help. It is an easy fix...