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Rapid Vibration in front wheel 2010 JK

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by Mprov113, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. Nov 4, 2019 at 5:16 AM
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    Mprov113

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    I have a vibration in the front right of my jeep around 35-45 mph no wobble or shimmy in the front end or steering wheel. It's more like driving over "drunk bumps" on the highway (Berrrrrr!!). It stops as soon as i take my foot off the accelerator and doesn't seem to happen when I'm in 4wd....
    I've replaced the shocks and installed brand new General Grabber ATX tires over the last two months.
    I've had it balanced and aligned.
    I replaced a set of very aggressive mudders i had that were cupping in the front end and that's why I replaced my suspension.

    Everywhere I look leads me to the "Death wobble" and tire balance threads... It's not balance, and I don't believe it's a wobble at all... The front bearing doesn't have any play in it and my ti-rod seems ok too...
    PLEASE! Any advice on what needs to be checked before I eat a $h!t sandwich and take it to a garage to be bent over?!?!?!
    Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 4, 2019 at 5:44 AM
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    Awrench

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    A knee jerk suspect - you mention it comes at a speed (35) and diminishes at a slightly higher speed (45), classic BALANCE issue, are you sure they are balanced correctly?

    How about axle and U joints?
    Have Drive shafts been out ?
    Do you feel anything in brake pedal at the speed window?

    if you visit a physician you will surely (eat a $h!t sandwich and be bent over?!?!?!) - most shops only charge @100$ an hour.

    Might want to contact or join a jeep club in your area- great people those jeep type :) and great advice for local shops with a leaning toward jeeps.
     
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  3. Nov 4, 2019 at 7:07 AM
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    Inspect the u-joints (Axle shaft and driveshaft).
    Take the front driveshaft out and see if it makes a difference.
     
  4. Nov 4, 2019 at 10:06 AM
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    Mprov113

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    I was thinking maybe the axle on that side I just wanted to rule out all the parts that I would have to replace to fix a "death wobble" when that's not what I'm having happen. I didn't know if maybe it's the beginning of that? I really thought it was the bearing on that side so I jacked up the front end and checked and the bearing and ti-rod seemed fine. I guess next step is the axle and uJoint. Thanks again. I'll update you when I get a chance to order and install the parts.
     
  5. Nov 4, 2019 at 12:03 PM
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    if you remove a driveshaft be sure to mark (index) so it will go back the same orientation.
     
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  6. Nov 6, 2019 at 8:18 AM
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    Thanks for the tip.
     

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