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Thread: Death wobble, did Jeep help you?

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    Been Around the Block scoobycarolanNC's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongoray View Post
    Do you have a case open with Jeep? If so can you tell me the number. I'd love to be able to reference a stock Jeep that has the same issue. That would be a big help!

    Thanks!
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    I reread your opening thread. Have you called Jeep Wave? 1 (844) 533-7928 I called them because the dealer aligned it, I openly admitted to wheeling it, & they told me “yeah, it’s still better than a JK”. They were done with me. Jeep Wave was my escalation.

    Has anyone checked their intermediate steering shaft? I forgot but a few years back the one on my JK was shot. I regressed it with a needle through the boot & that helped immensely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobycarolanNC View Post
    I reread your opening thread. Have you called Jeep Wave? 1 (844) 533-7928 I called them because the dealer aligned it, I openly admitted to wheeling it, & they told me “yeah, it’s still better than a JK”. They were done with me. Jeep Wave was my escalation.

    Has anyone checked their intermediate steering shaft? I forgot but a few years back the one on my JK was shot. I regressed it with a needle through the boot & that helped immensely.
    Hi. I haven't called them but I will. Thanks for the suggestion.


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    stabilizer

    They finally put a new steering stabilizer in my JLU because of the RRT (or something like that). It helped a lot, but the Jeep still wanders around a little bit. I don't know if there is something loose or if the Jeep is steering itself by way of road unevenness and wind. Previously, I had a lot of non-dealer work done on it so that I could keep it between the white and the yellow line while driving. Did that because my dealer was saying there was nothing wrong. Set the caster to 7 degrees by way of Rusty's lower control arms, and tightened the steering box. The JLU is no longer dangerous to drive, but it is certainly not easy to drive.
    What I have learned is that a warranty is useless if the dealer says there is nothing wrong with your vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugenetheJeep View Post
    Apparently there is a class action lawsuit against FCA over the death wobble.....I haven't had it in the JL yet, but did experience it in a TJ....slowing down seemed to settle it down (was expecting to see a wheel go flying out in front of me while driving).

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugenetheJeep View Post
    Apparently there is a class action lawsuit against FCA over the death wobble.....I haven't had it in the JL yet, but did experience it in a TJ....slowing down seemed to settle it down (was expecting to see a wheel go flying out in front of me while driving).

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    How fucking stupid. This is why 90% of people should not own a Jeep. Or any solid axle vehicle for that matter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongoray View Post
    Hi. I haven't called them but I will. Thanks for the suggestion.


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    Any update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobycarolanNC View Post
    Any update?
    Sorry I've been really busy with work. I reached out to Dr. Deathwobble on facebook. He suggested having slightly less toe in and more caster than what I was previously running. BOOM! No more wobble. The Jeep is rock solid over all bumps and tracks way better.

    Previous settings:
    Caster L: 5.1 R: 5.2
    Total toe: .22 deg in

    New settings:
    Caster L: 6.7 R: 6.9
    Total toe: .17

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