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« on: August 13, 2019, 09:09:00 AM »

https://www.foxnews.com/auto/jeep-wrangler-death-wobble-fix

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 11:21:54 AM »

What a crock!  Did you read it?

"the steering damper. The chief technical compliance officer, Mark Chernoby, told the paper that a design flaw allowed air to get in at cold temperatures, reducing vibration control at certain frequencies."

I guess this is the same problem that TJs get too?  My '88 Cherokee had it too.  Must have been the cold air in the stabilizer.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 11:49:22 AM »

Perhaps the crap components they are installing in all the joints is not the problem???? who knew.

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 12:24:59 PM »

What a crock!  Did you read it?

"the steering damper. The chief technical compliance officer, Mark Chernoby, told the paper that a design flaw allowed air to get in at cold temperatures, reducing vibration control at certain frequencies."


I re-read it after I linked it.  It was pretty lame.  Only applies to the JL they say. with JK its same old same old.

Personally, I think its the faulty kanutor valve,  I just keep re-applying fogging oil!   (LOL)
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2019, 10:56:39 AM »

Had my 2018 JLU in for another issue and they checked the recalls and found this one for my Jeep. They replaced the Damper so let me see if I can hit a bridge seam at an angle over 65mph to see if that problem went away.


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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2019, 12:55:57 PM »

Had my 2018 JLU in for another issue and they checked the recalls and found this one for my Jeep. They replaced the Damper so let me see if I can hit a bridge seam at an angle over 65mph to see if that problem went away.


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Ah, but ya gotta wait until Nov - Feb for a cold spell.   ]

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 01:21:04 PM »

Had my 2018 JLU in for another issue and they checked the recalls and found this one for my Jeep. They replaced the Damper so let me see if I can hit a bridge seam at an angle over 65mph to see if that problem went away.


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Ah, but ya gotta wait until Nov - Feb for a cold spell.   ]
True! Lol


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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2019, 08:14:44 PM »

I have always found the source of death wobble to be the turbo encabualtor in cold weather: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac7G7xOG2Ag&t=38s

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