Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: West Sacramento
Feedback: 1 reviews
Lots of good advice here! You probably have something going on that lets a steering component, track rod or control arm move or flex just a little. I just fixed DW (again!) this morning on my JK by tightening up a pinch bolt on my adjustable Terraflex track rod (panhard rod) that was letting it flex just a bit on the threads. I've also had it from worn or too soft bushngs. Here is an article I wrote on DW on my website: http://www.hoodlift.com/Deathwobble.html
. Every time I've found and cured it, I ALWAYS found a loose steering componet to be the culprit. Including worn control rod bushings that allowed one side of the axle to flex too much. The JK seems especially prone to it when something is loose. It may just be my choice of tires (35" BFG Mud Terrains) or how the geometry is prone to DW when loose and stressed. Most every time I've found it I've had an assistant turn the wheel back and forth one turn when the Jeep is on the ground and running while I've laid under it and felt for the loose joint. I agree that I would not trust a dealership to find it. You have to have it on the ground and not on the rack when moving the joints so they have stress on them. Good luck!
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