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Old March 21st, 2012, 12:15 PM
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Fiery Death Wobble Wranglers!

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Reading these two articles in two consecutive days is reminiscent of our dear Land Rovers. Apparently the Death Wobble and Engulfing in flame just happens earlier with Wranglers.

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/20/j...ess/#continued

http://jalopnik.com/5894966/did-jeep...bout-fire-risk
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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Reading these two articles in two consecutive days is reminiscent of our dear Land Rovers. Apparently the Death Wobble and Engulfing in flame just happens earlier with Wranglers.

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/20/j...ess/#continued
Great, now Chrysler is saying install a steering damper to correct death wobble.

In the upside down video it sure looks like one of the ball joints is worn when it's played in slow motion.

It certainly could be a design defect, but none of the stuff I saw said what the vehicle mileages were.
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I had death wobble in 2 Jeeps that I owned, in addition to a friend of mine's TJ wrangler. Both times it was a missing bolt on the frame side of the track bar. We have no idea how it came out in the first place, but everybody I know with a TJ (or XJ for that matter) I show them where to look from time to time...
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All solid front axle trucks can and do get death wobble. It is not a Land Rover only problem.
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