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New stabilizer causing death wobble.

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by Keoghzayd, Aug 1, 2020 at 6:06 PM.

  1. Aug 1, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    HELP.... Ive had my jeep for awhile, it always drives fine except when i hit a bump if looses control a little, so i thought to strengthing it up id buy a beefer steering stabilizer. After installing it i get the death wobble at 45-55mph. Any clue whats going on? I also relocated steering stabilizer could that caise it?
     
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    I would suggest removing the stabilizer and finding the real cause of the death wobble. Possible causes can be from worn rod ends and ball joints along with lousy suspension modifications.
     
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    Thank you, no suspension mods have been done other than replaced steering stabilizer. I guess im really confused as to why a stock one was fine then replacing it produced wobble. I will check rod ends and ball joints.
     
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    Welcome @Keoghzayd ...some believe a bigger better stabilizer will help with DW but usually it just masks the underlying problem. In addition to what @Jim Beam mentioned about typical worn suspension components inspect the tie rod and the mounts as ovalized mounting holes for the tie rod have been a factor in DW.
    Check out this ET explanation of DW to see if that is truly what you're experiencing

    https://www.extremeterrain.com/wrangler-jeep-death-wobble.html
     
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    Thank you ill look at video i guess im not wording my problem right before installing new stabilizer i had zero issues no shaking at 45-55mph, after installing new stabilizer and relocation bracket my jeep shakes horribly (no doubt its death wobble) so my question is how would it be tie rods or ball joints if it had zero issues before? Are those issues that go from fine to not fine in a day or those seem like issues that would slowly get worse. Im new at this but i feel like maybe the relocating is the culprit or something specificly with installing new steering stabilizer (its not defective i made sure before install).
     
  6. Aug 2, 2020 at 9:22 AM
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    Working with the information you sent, your old stabilizer could have been masking the wobble. Tie rods and ball joints are only common possible problems. If you check out YouTube you can find ways to check those two items to make sure.
     
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    Thank you very much i appreciate the help.
     

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