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Old April 21st, 2013, 12:19 AM   #1
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Default 2000 cherokee DEATH WOBBLE

I just bought a cherokee and it has death wobble it's not lifted and has good tires.
I have already replaced the front shocks but still have the problem.
Where do i go from here? really need to fix this.
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Old April 21st, 2013, 08:21 AM   #2
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Something in the steering is loose
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Old April 21st, 2013, 08:43 AM   #3
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Most likely a bad or loose tie rod, drag link or track bar. Have someone wiggle the steering wheel back and forth while you watch the ends of these components for movement.
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Bad shocks and steering stabilizers don't cause death wobble, only exacerbate the situation.
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Old May 12th, 2013, 11:52 AM   #5
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thanks for the imput guys gives me places to start
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thanks for the imput guys gives me places to start
Something in the front end is loose or worn. Start there.

Ball joints.
Track bar
control arms
tie rods
wheel bearings
shocks
alignment
tires

Its one of those things. Usually a combination. And usually all take excessive wear while death wobbling. Just replace everything now, or everything piece by piece. Your choice.
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Old May 12th, 2013, 12:20 PM   #7
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Does anybody use the search function on this site? Literally once a week somebody asks this exact same question and the answer is always the same. Something is loose or warn in the front end.
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Old May 12th, 2013, 07:40 PM   #8
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Does anybody use the search function on this site? Literally once a week somebody asks this exact same question and the answer is always the same. Something is loose or warn in the front end.
Or, has anyone used google seeing as how this subject has been discussed millions of times acrossed every forum known to jeep?

Something is worn out, find it. Game over.
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But which part is worn out on HIS jeep?
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Old May 12th, 2013, 07:45 PM   #10
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Thats for him to find....
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But which part is worn out on HIS jeep?
one of them or some of them or all of them
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It's more than likely the trac bar I had the same problem then replaced the trac bar and its home now you can get one at oriley for $55 that's the cheapest I found.
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Gone not home stupid iPhone and its auto correct.
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one of them or some of them or all of them
exactly, and if one is wonr out, the rest always seem to be right around the corner. Had to do just about all of the above when we bought ours, none were outright terrible, but all were slightly worn and together made the ride hell.
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Yeah gotta love xjs once one thing goes it all goes might as well replace everything on the front end and be done with it.
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Something in the front end is loose or worn. Start there.

Ball joints.
Track bar
control arms
tie rods
wheel bearings
shocks
alignment
tires

Its one of those things. Usually a combination. And usually all take excessive wear while death wobbling. Just replace everything now, or everything piece by piece. Your choice.
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exactly, and if one is wonr out, the rest always seem to be right around the corner. Had to do just about all of the above when we bought ours, none were outright terrible, but all were slightly worn and together made the ride hell.
hmmm it's almost like............................
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Yeah gotta love xjs once one thing goes it all goes might as well replace everything on the front end and be done with it.
it's almost like someone said that already......
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try wiggling a wheel and see what has play in it. or move the steering wheel back and forth while someone else watches the front end. should find it no problem
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It's more than likely the trac bar I had the same problem then replaced the trac bar and its home now you can get one at oriley for $55 that's the cheapest I found.
x2 on track bar

x3 on replace everything

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Old May 13th, 2013, 04:41 AM   #19
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Bad shocks and steering stabilizers don't cause death wobble, only exacerbate the situation.
false.

i had a cherokee and had the same problem. replaced EVERYTHING up front. still did it. replaced the stabilizer...solved the problem.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 06:09 AM   #20
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false.

i had a cherokee and had the same problem. replaced EVERYTHING up front. still did it. replaced the stabilizer...solved the problem.
LOL so explain to me why i can drive my xj with no steering stabilizer and not have DW?

Stick to working on your bigdumbgmc
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