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30-40 mph only death Wabble!!!!!

This thing just started this shake at between 30-40 mph only. No other times or conditions will set it off other than maintaining at that speed. No even bumps in the road. I can power thru it and you never know it's there. Would tire balancing do this?????
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post #2 of 8 Old 07-15-2015, 01:39 PM
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Doesnt sound like death wobble sounds like you might have lost a wheel weight or 2.
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Are we talking "steering wheel shakes but i can keep driving."
Or "holy shit this pig is self destructing and i just shit myself a little."

Generally death wobble is the second one and the only way to stop it is by slowing to a stop or near stoo
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have fin figuring it out my jeep is wobble free a the moment. check for mud on the inside of rims also. one day i thought i fucked something up bad when i started dring on the highway i thought my wheel was coming off or something i even pulled over to look what was snapped in two. turned out to be a little mud lol check ur wheel bearings sway bar links look at ur wheel weights if u got spacer check them. make sure everything is torqued properly. make sure there aint a bad band in one of the tires. the list goes on and on

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it dont sound like u got death wobble either.

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This thing just started this shake at between 30-40 mph only. No other times or conditions will set it off other than maintaining at that speed. No even bumps in the road. I can power thru it and you never know it's there. Would tire balancing do this?????
+1 on the "probably not death wobble", but:
YES, tire balancing should be corrected / confirmed.
After that, give your ball joints, steering joints, and suspension link joints / bushings a good hard look.
EDIT: unit bearings are a good thing to check, also.
EDIT 2: The track bar is one of those suspension links that needs its joints / bushings scrutinized.

A shimmy from unbalanced tires puts rhythmic loads on all those other things, so tire balance is important.
If any of those other things are worn, they leave room for the shimmy to move shit around more and do more damage, accelerating wear on all the suspension / steering parts.

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+1 on the "probably not death wobble", but:
YES, tire balancing should be corrected / confirmed.
After that, give your ball joints, steering joints, and suspension link joints / bushings a good hard look.
EDIT: unit bearings are a good thing to check, also.
EDIT 2: The track bar is one of those suspension links that needs its joints / bushings scrutinized.

A shimmy from unbalanced tires puts rhythmic loads on all those other things, so tire balance is important.
If any of those other things are worn, they leave room for the shimmy to move shit around more and do more damage, accelerating wear on all the suspension / steering parts.
good info never even thought of that. im still a newb though.

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post #8 of 8 Old 07-16-2015, 05:26 AM
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tire balance or rotate them

tire pressures all correct

alignment and everything tight in the suspension front AND BACK

shouldn't take more then a few minutes to check everything go for a drive and narrow it down and resolve it good luck

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