In this video I show you how to fix “death wobble” or violent steering shake (oscillations). A proper fix for death wobble requires a thorough inspection of your front suspension and steering systems. Something as simple as 1 worn out bushing or just a bad alignment can cause a death wobble. A death wobble can affect any vehicle with a solid front axle (Jeeps, HD Ram Trucks and HD Ford Trucks.) Regardless of the vehicle the fix for death wobble is the same. Replace the worn components and get the vehicle aligned correctly. A new steering dampener will only mask the issue for a sort period of time.
A lot of shops want to rebuild the entire front suspension of the vehicle to get rid of death wobble. That isn’t always necessary on a vehicle with lower mileage. For example a lot of videos will tell you to replace all of the ball joints because they have play in them. Jeep has a specification for ball joint play and it isn’t zero. It’s actually about 1.5mm of vertical play. So just because something moves when you pry on it doesn’t mean it’s the root cause of your issue. You may have multiple factors at play.
Here are the parts tools and parts that I installed on this Jeep JK to fix the death wobble:
Steering Linkage Assembly (tie rods, drag link, & hardware): https://amzn.to/3onMRS6
Front Upper Control Arm Bushings: https://amzn.to/3byOhEf
Track Bar: https://amzn.to/33OeR8d
Steering Stabilizer: https://amzn.to/3hyB5D9
Balljoint Press (Used to press in the control arm bushings): https://amzn.to/3yl33Io
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