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The Jeep Death Wobble: What Is It and How to Fix It

If you’re a Jeep owner, then you’ve probably heard of the dreaded “death wobble.” This is a condition that can occur when your Jeep is traveling at high speeds, and it causes the front end of the vehicle to shake violently. It can be very dangerous and often leads to accidents. In this article, we will discuss what the Jeep death wobble is, how to identify it, and how to fix it!

There are several things that can cause the death wobble. One of the most common causes is a loose or worn track bar bushing. This is a part of your Jeep’s suspension that helps keep the wheels in alignment. If this bushing is worn or loose, it can cause the wheels to become misaligned, which will lead to the jeep shaking. Another common cause of death wobble is improper tire pressure. If your tires are not inflated to the proper pressure, it can cause them to wobble. This is why it’s important to check your tire pressure regularly!

So, how do you know if your jeep is experiencing the death wobble? There are several signs that you can look for. One of the most common signs is a vibration in the steering wheel or seat. This can be caused by a misaligned wheel or a loose track bar bushing. Another sign to look for is uneven tire wear. If your jeep is shaking, it can cause your tires to wear down unevenly. Finally, if your jeep is shaking at high speeds, it is likely that you are experiencing the death wobble.
 

How to fix the Jeep Death Wobble

So, how do you fix the death wobble? The first step is to identify the cause. Once you know what is causing the jeep to shake, you can take steps to fix it. If it’s a loose or worn track bar bushing, you’ll need to replace it. If it’s improper tire pressure, you’ll need to inflate your tires to the proper pressure. Often, these simple fixes will solve the problem. However, if the death wobble persists, you may need to take your Jeep to a mechanic for further diagnosis and repairs. You can learn more about our jeep repair service here.

At Saul’s Autotek, we have ASE Certified experts available to quickly and properly diagnose and resolve your Jeep’s ‘death wobble’ issues. Come visit us 7 days a week at 7336 S Alton Way, Centennial, CO 80112 or give us a call at +13032909900

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Saul Reisman

Saul Reisman has been helping the residents of the Centennial State with their automotive needs for over ten years now. He finished his Associate Degree in Physics at the Community College of Denver. Saul is an active member of the Specialty Equipment Market Association and a board member of the Young Executives Network. He undergoes constant educational training through GMC, MOPAR, Ford, Snap-On, Borg-Warner, and Ozark Automotive, with an emphasis on diagnosis, repair, and improvement.

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