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Front End Problem

Discussion in 'General Jeep Discussion' started by Phattboy, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Jan 27, 2017 at 8:28 AM
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    Phattboy

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    Hello jeep world my 2002 TI front end shakes when ever I hit a bump, I have replace the stabilizer bar twice and still doing the same thing can someone please help me thanks.
     
  2. Jan 27, 2017 at 8:56 AM
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    DW is caused by worn components in your steering or axle stability components and involved the entire axle shaking.

    If this is just a vibration or a little wobble in the steering wheel then we are generally looking at something to do with a wheel bearing, tire out of round, alignment or tire balancing.

    The following is if this is Death Wobble:
    ok...first off: As a stabilizer cannot cause Death Wobble (which is what you seem to be describing - correct me if I am wrong please) it cannot "CURE" DW. What it can do is mask the symptoms for a little while.
    Worn Tie rod ends are the most common cause but remember, it can be one really worn part or caused by a bunch of slightly less worn parts. Look at this photo and double check each item that is colored. Pay special attention to the tie rod ends and any other ball type joints.

    You will need to lift the front to check most and just wiggling things with you hand may not tell you all you need to know. Good luck!!

    wobble.jpg
     
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  3. Jan 27, 2017 at 9:03 AM
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    I like Richards diagram. When I have had DW I replace tie rod ends (including draglink ends), ball joints and you MUST replace the TRACKBAR.
     
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    Thanks for that good info guys.
     
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    Wasn't expecting to find out the torsion bar and drag-link bar do not have replaceable bushings. Had to replace it all - $1,000 - wow
     
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    Moog makes replaceable bushings. They have to be pressed in and out.
     
  7. Sep 14, 2017 at 5:48 AM
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    EXACTLY! It is actually meant to control bump steer, which is when you hit a bump and the vehicle tries to veer off one direction or the other. You can drive a vehicle without a steering stabilizer and have no problems.....if your front end is in good condition.

    The track bar is a common culprit as well. The hole in the axle bracket can have a tendency to wallow out.
     
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