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#25 of 54 Re: Jeep Wheel Wobble Question [sdberman]
Mar 19, 2011 (7:57 am)
Has Chrysler/Jeep accepted responsibility for the problem? Do they know what the problem is? Are they willing to fix it? Is it worth buying a 2006 jeep?
Apparantly they have, do a search for details in several posts.
As for whether you should buy it, if it's what you want and the price is right then go for it and take care of any problems later, if they occur.
Life is too short to let good opportunities pass you by.
#26 of 54 Re: Death Wobble - Caused by worn TRACK BAR [wyleyone]
Jun 13, 2011 (9:45 am)
I bought my 2005 Wrangler X brand new. I experienced the Death Wobbled at around 60,000 miles. I have gone through 2 sets of tires. Everytime I replaced my tires it would go away for a little while then come back. It seems to me that this problem is an accumulation of problems, due to the fact that what ever the initial problem may be it causes other parts to go bad. I started out by replacing the steering damper - it went away then came back. Then I changed the track bar - it went away then came back. I have since replaced: all tire rod ends, wheel hub assembly on both sides, upper and lower ball joints on the driver side, both axle u-joints and my tires for a 3rd time. Any one of these parts can cause a death wobble when bad, including the steering gear box, although right now mine seems ok. Good luck to all who experience the death wobble. I love my jeep and will never trade it - Jeep For Life. But the death wobble sucks and can be very costly. The only tip I can offer is that in my experience mechanic shops are out to replace as many parts as possible, it is much cheaper to learn how to do this work your self. The only thing I do not do is the tire mounting and balancing and it has saved me a ton of money over the years.
#27 of 54 Re: 2007 Jeep Wrangler DEATH WOBBLE.....good news FINALLY =) [vikings0101]
Jun 23, 2011 (8:57 am)
Same problem, with an 2008. Spoke with a friend of a friend works for Chrysler. VP in Jeep. Asked to remain nameless.
He was told to never speak of this issue again, in the building at Chrysler. Any research he did for me was met with great resistance.
Spoke to Annette at Chrysler I Don't Care Line, about the issue after speaking with several other peoples voice mail. They graciously will afford to give me some of the thirty dollar a day rental fees. They will reduce it because the rented vehicle was not a chrysler product.
Other than that at 76,000 miles they dont care about the $884.00 bill that I am stuck with. Not to mention the $400.00 rental charges. They have had the Jeep since June 10, 2011, today is June 23, 2011.
Let me know if you hear any other good news on this, lawsuit, recall anything, I can use after taking it like this. GO JEEP, NOT!!!!
Oct 06, 2011 (3:59 pm)
Sean, ScreaminLizard, for strongly urging me to take the wrangler to the dealer.
Thanks to Rusty and Tami, Grapevine Jeep, for a sit down with Sean and respecting his knowledge.
Sean tried to enlighten another dealership and was given the cold shoulder.
Front end was loose at 20K miles and was tired of bfg mt's. Then bought duratracs and a bill stine stabilizer. The stabilizer smoothed out the front but kept getting loosey goosey. Took it to GV Jeep for the new stabilizer and bracket at a few k miles under 50K miles. Smoother again. Then at 50k miles the front end went south and finally it felt like the tires lost all of their weights. Using all the horses available on I-35 got it home and talked to Sean. He said it is well known the drag link ends and tie rod ends don't last but that ball joints have been lasting 76K miles.
Got the rubicon back today with a new drag link and new tie rod. Never been off road, just errands and need to travel I-35 all the time.