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just went offroading with my jeep for the first time and i was driving down a creek and im pretty sure i slammed my differential against a rock bc i couldnt find any other marks in my front end, but not i have a bad bad case of death wobble and wondering if its my control arm or trak bar or somethign along those lines

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Could have wacked your tie rod really good and bent it. You can smack your diff against rocks all day and it ain't gonna cause DW.


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hard to tell anything from that... are any front end components loose? track bar, tie rod, etc.?

Is your steering wheel centered?

I don't profess to be a front end/death wobble expert... just trying to think of what I'd check if it were mine...


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jeep came off the lot wednesday so idk if anything would be loose, it didnt do it until i hit that rock, heres another picture



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I think you either messed up your alignment or inadvertently loosened your track-bar.

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I think you either messed up your alignment or inadvertently loosened your track-bar.
anyway i could have bent the control arm on the differential side, bc the jeep dropped into a hole and slammed it hard, thats why im thinking it was control arm
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anyway i could have bent the control arm on the differential side, bc the jeep dropped into a hole and slammed it hard, thats why im thinking it was control arm
Possibly, but you should be able to see the damage/ slight bend on the CA....or see if it looks tweaked in relation to the mounting ends. You may also look very closely at the CA brackets on the axle and frame....to see if there is any cracking throughout the welds.

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Possibly, but you should be able to see the damage/ slight bend on the CA....or see if it looks tweaked in relation to the mounting ends. You may also look very closely at the CA brackets on the axle and frame....to see if there is any cracking throughout the welds.







thats the only damage on the CA bracket on the axle, this is the passenger side
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is your steering wheel straight when your front wheels are straight? you probably knocked your toe out of adjustment, I doubt you knocked your track bar loose unless it wast tight to begin with. Brand new jeep?


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is your steering wheel straight when your front wheels are straight? you probably knocked your toe out of adjustment, I doubt you knocked your track bar loose unless it wast tight to begin with. Brand new jeep?

yeah brand new jeep off the lot wednesday
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What lift are you running

4" mopar (not by choice its the only lift they accept for warranty to still work)
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Check that track bar to make sure it's tight. Since they put the lift in it you may have found it wasn't as tight as it should have been. It needs to be tightened under the weight of the Jeep.
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Go to the North east section of the forum and ask if anybody in there can help you with it. Im sure there is somebody closer to you then I am and there are some great guys up here. If you cant find anybody else then for some and a meal and maybe a little gas money I would be willing to come up and help ya out. I have some spare control arms we could throw on and see if thats your issue.


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4" mopar (not by choice its the only lift they accept for warranty to still work)
NOT TRUE!!!! The dealer you purchased it from may "honor" the warranty, but all Mopar lift part numbers are followed by a "P" indicating they are not eligible or sold with warranty. Be very careful with your dealer as it sounds very shady.

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I agree...check with the Dealer. I am guessing the trackbar is loose or a Tie-Rod end is loose. Don't panic.............look things over and use the Warranty.

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Are your lower control arm bolts tight? Are the cam bolts both facing the same direction?
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THANKS alot you guys are very helpful compared to other forums where i get the stupid answer "search it before asking dumb question" in which it may be stupid but still, again thanks guys and right now its sleeting here so tommarrow ill check for loose trak bar and tie rods and everything else ill let you gusy know what it ended up being

Another thing rain is kinda seeping through my soft top, any suggestions? i was thinking water proofing for camping tents but not sure if its going to mess with it!?

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THANKS alot you guys are very helpful compared to other forums where i get the stupid answer "search it before asking dumb question" in which it may be stupid but still, again thanks guys and right now its sleeting here so tommarrow ill check for loose trak bar and tie rods and everything else ill let you gusy know what it ended up being

Another thing rain is kinda seeping through my soft top, any suggestions? i was thinking water proofing for camping tents but not sure if its going to mess with it!?

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You can spray it with the waterproofing stuff. It wont hurt it at all. But if its till under warranty you might as well take it in and see if you can get a new one.


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You can spray it with the waterproofing stuff. It wont hurt it at all. But if its till under warranty you might as well take it in and see if you can get a new one.
Yea just didnt know if it was a common issue with soft tops

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Yea just didnt know if it was a common issue with soft tops

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From everything I have heard they usually leak at the seals, i.e. where they connect at the windshield frame. But a couple friends have put that tent stuff on as preventative maintenance.


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4" mopar (not by choice its the only lift they accept for warranty to still work)
well then drive it back in and say it's death wobbling... if they're warrentying it with the lift on it then it's their problem.

31 jeeps in... still have issues
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