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Front End Shaking

I've got an '07 Sahara Unlimeted and lately, I've been experiencing some violent front end shaking if I hit a bump on the highway while entering or already in a turn at highway speed. Only way to recover is to slow and pull over until the shaking stops. I'm suspecting maybe is a tire balancing issue but my mechanics say they can't see anything wrong. I've got stock wheels and tires. Has anyone ever experienced this and if so, what was the problem / solution? Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated!
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-22-2014, 07:58 AM
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You got the Death Wobble.

Search for PLANMANS Death Wobble Thread. That will 100 % get you squared away.

It could be a number of things, lots of times its the track bar movement, from the hole being ovaled out or the bushings.

That thread will point you in the right direction, there is no better info than that thread re DW

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Very likely that you have a loose front track-bar bolt, loose control-arm bolt, or ball joint(s) going bad. I would double check your torque on these and I would also get a 2nd opinion on the balance. It wouldn't hurt at the same time to check to make sure that your zirk-fittings are greased on everything and to check your pitman-arm/ steering box/ sector shaft, tie-rod, drag-link and hub-bearings for any excessive play, wear, or damage. Also check bushings and make sure that your track-bar bolt hole isn't ovaled-out.

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EDIT> Oh yea lol.. You should also check out this thread, as suggested:

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30723

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Track bar, track bar ^^^ and this


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