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Old 06-26-2011, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by moto500 View Post
Had the wobble about a year ago. Got (I think it's called "Larrys' link) seemed to fix the problem. I got the wobble again the other day, not as bad but still had to slow down to stop it.

What is this wobble (mechanically)? And what is the fix?

Fist post, be gentle...

Edit: I did a search on this before i made this thread, and came up with pretty much nothing useful. Then after i made this thread, there were some posts that came up under the "similar threads box" Helpful, but i would still like to here what you think.
"Death Wobble" is something that usually occurs with short wheelbase vehicles like Jeeps (I know because I have one) and less frequently with lifted trucks. Like you said, you have to slow down to stop it or at least regain control of the vehicle - and if you can't or don't there's a better than even chance that you will lose total control of the vehicle - hence the name.

There are a variety of causes of death wobble, and it's usually eliminated by a process of elimination - starting with a good wheel alignment. Here's a link to what I think is a pretty good explanation of possible causes.

http://www.yuccaman.com/jeep/dw.html
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