The death wobble is a creative term coined by Jeep owners that describes a situation when the front axle begins violently oscillating, causing the car to shake (or wobble) in a manner which makes the vehicle hard to control.
192 Responses to “Defect Alert – Death Wobble in Jeep Wranglers” #1 Kasundra Smith says: . December 18th, 2011 at 1:07 am. I purchased this 2007 jeep wrangler on Nov. 28 this year and I didn’t even make it home and it did this *death wobble*.
The 2009 Jeep Wrangler has 39 problems reported for death wobble. Average repair cost is $660 at 74,050 miles. (Page 1 of 2)
When you experienced it for the first time, you probably recognized immediately that it was the dreaded Jeep death wobble (like I did). The experience gives you the sensation that you’re going to careen out of control — even though your vehicle is still going in a straight line.
As you have already found out, Death Wobble, the horrible front end vibration that starts when one wheel (usually the right) hits a bump around 40~50mph, is the worst possible downside to having a coil-sprung vehicle with a track bar setup.
Dodge Ram trucks are susceptible to a horrible front end vibration known as the death wobble, but what is it and how to FIX it?
Speed dependent, easily repeatable, always-happens-at-a-given-speed wobbles and shimmies are nearly always tire or wheel related. Death wobble is a random, violent oscillation of the front end and steering system that requires a trigger (like a bump, pothole, bridge expansion joints, or severely out of balance tires), and it requires coming ...
The dreaded death wobble has been a problem on 4x4s for ages. The warning sign is a shudder or shimmy in the front axle while on the road. This can develop into a violent shaking and near loss of control.
Does not FIX death wobble but it DOES contribute to the overall fix - PLEASE READ IN DETAIL I purchased a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9l (H.O.) in October of 2012. The vehicle had a 6" Superlift system with Superlift shocks paired with a Rancho dual steering stabilizer on the original 03-08 (Y) steering ...
Find out how you can cure the death wobble that your heavy duty diesel rig can experience, as we show you how to exorcise the steering demon. See how you can tighten up your steering with good ball joints, proper alignment, and more in this month's issue of Diesel Power Magazine!