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Jeep with lift kit installed shakes and shimmies when speed is over 55 mph especially when brakes are applied or hit a bump.

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The notorious "Death Wobble". You need to go out and buy 2 stabilizer links for the front end. They look like glorifed shock absorbers. One end attachs to the frame and the other to the drag link. You need 2, don't bother trying to cheap out with 1. There's a reason why they call it "Death Wobble"

Posted on Oct 09, 2013

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SOURCE: 2005 jeep shimmy's (steering wheel and all)

Good excuse! You need to find a shop that does alignments and have special attention to caster. However, did the shake happen from when you first got it or did it develop over time? Check all front components for wear (by all I mean all) especially ball joints and steering damper (the sideways shock on the linkage) All can cause this condition.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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Richard Scordino

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SOURCE: 2004 Jeep Wrangler

I ,ve been in the business for many years and have run into this problem several times including on my own vehicle. It is commonly called "death wobble". Unfortunately, I haven't found a common single component cure, rather, it seems to be any combination of minor wear in several components, each of which the wear would be insufficient to replace. Carefully check your ball joints, all suspension bushings, shocks, all joint ends, and steering dampner. for wear or looseness. Replace the most worn first. Also if caster adjustment is possible, have a shop add a degree or two of positive caster, regardless of current readings or factory specs. (helps stabilize the wheels at speed) Alwaqys check the front end components with wheels off the ground or even a worn part can appear good. Also do an on-ground check by having someone turn the wheels back and forth slightly and check for side play (do not forget to make sure steering box is bolted securely to the frame and that the frame is intact.) Sounds like a lot, but it shouldn't take long to check out.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 95 f-150 3 inch lift front shakes bad when hit

You need to have your tierod ends(steering arms) checked and or replaced.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 95 f-150 3 inch lift hit bumps at 35 mph and front shakes bad

Check your wheelbearings for play and your tierod ends for play,I'm sure one of these two are at fault.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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SOURCE: my 1999 jeep cherokee sport will shimmy after

Before replacing things you don't need to, Have the front end checked, or check it yourself. Jack up each wheel one at a time and support it, shake the wheel side to side, while someone is under the front watching for a worn tie-rod end, loose or bad wheel bearing assembly, or a bad center link/drag link.
Take a rod and put it under the tire and lift up and down and watch for a bad lower or upper ball joint, look at it closely when lifting on the tire, the bottom ball joint will look like it's going to separate.

Posted on May 08, 2010

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