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    93 Jeep Death Wobble

    Hi ive got a 93 jeep grand cheerokee 5.2l Awd. I am experiencing a severe death wobble on this vehicle at speeds over 70 kph. I have replaced all 4 shocks and steering stabilizer shock. I have just put my snows on and the girlfriend got the hell scared out of her today when the wobble kicked in on her. These tires are freshly balanced and should not be the cause. Now the snows are 235 70 15. My summers are 31x10.5x15 mickey thompson baja claws. now the jeep didn't have this wobble with the 31s on it.. Im just wondering if anybody has a starting point for me..
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    You can start by checking out both ends of your trackbar for play and all of your tie rod ends. There can be a lot of different factors causing death wobble, your best bet is to check everything you can and eliminate them one by one. A quick google search showed some common issues contributing to death wobble:

    -Front tires out of balance
    -Front alignment out of spec
    -Loose track bar
    -Worn track bar bushings
    -Worn track bar end
    -Needing an adjustable track bar
    -Bad bushings/joints in control arms
    -Worn/damaged steering stabilizer
    -Worn/damaged shocks
    -Worn/damaged tie rod end
    -Bad U Joint
    -Bad ball joint
    -Loose frame mount
    -Steering box looseness
    -Need drop pitman arm
    -Driveshaft(s) not balanced
    -Bad front hub assembly
    Best of luck in finding the issue
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    TB 99% of the time. Remember the truck needs to be on the ground to check it.
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    Are the snows new?
    Any chance they are on the crappy tire multi-fit rims?
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    Track bar +1. Crank it down.
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    Thanks for all the great info.. Im gonna replace the U joints as I found they had play in them and after that ill see what happens ..

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    The two most likely culprits are ball joints or wheel bearings. Jack it up, one side at a time. Put a chunk o wood under the tire, and let it down slowly, while you watch the ball joints for movement. The lower is usually the broken one, because it has no grease fitting. Then jack it back up again and grab the tire, and try to shake it, top to botton. If the bearing is toast, it will usually make a lot of noise, when driving, but you may not notice it with offroad tires. Also, a broken BJ will wear out the wheel bearings pretty quick anyway.
    Hope that helps you out.
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