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THE DEATH WOBBLE THREAD

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21 Nov 2013 00:44 #92420 by Pedro64
Pedro64 replied the topic: Re:Re: THE DEATH WOBBLE THREAD
I'm a newbie so Thanks for the info!
also reducing tyre pressure to the correct pressure helps lessen the wobble..

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21 Nov 2013 02:28 #92424 by supergaz
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Tracking is also another cause of death wobble :-)
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21 Nov 2013 19:18 #92485 by mc_nebula
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kirkynut wrote:
Perhaps you've not done the panhard rod bolts up tight enough?

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I did them up to torque setting "FT" (F***ing tight) when I put them on. I jacked the car up tonight to check the tie bar and steering bar/rods for play. I couldn't detect any play in the other bars. However, If I have one wheel off the ground, one hand on the panhard rose joint and the other hand trying to push and pull the wheel (as if checking for kingpin play) then you can feel (and hear) the rose joint playing around the bolt. It's not a case of the bolts not being tight enough, I feel that it's Off Road Armoury making a poor design call in using Rose Joints.
In order to get the bolt through the rose joint, the bolt needs to be smaller than the hole in the rose joint. It's this size difference that is causing the play. Every time the panhard is pushed or pulled, the joint pulls from one extreme of it's play to the other.
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24 Nov 2013 10:49 #92919 by tommyguns
tommyguns replied the topic: THE DEATH WOBBLE THREAD
would fitting a steering damper help the problem? I mean obviously if theres an underlying problem you need to sort that first, but in the case of just having big tyres or as a temporary fix?
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24 Nov 2013 19:47 #93005 by Docmartin4x4
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Play in the steering box is another factor, which is easy enough to adjust!

Mart
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11 Dec 2013 20:27 #95485 by alexv
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I had the death wobble in my jimny and I was stressed that I am doomed with it!!
well after my yearly check at the garage I could not hold the wheel strait at 80KM this issue also happened while
breaking!
I went to the garage and on my first visit I did wheel balancing which solved the wobble but yet I had this wobble when braking! on my second visit I changed my front breaks to new ones which isn't that expensive
and I am glad to say H-A-L-L-U-I-A I am cured!!!
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11 Dec 2013 23:09 #95524 by rut
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i had the wobble on the mrs jimny checked all the norm with no joy,
in the end i found the rear slider on the front brake caliper on both sides were sized after freeing them up the wobble has gone,
might be worth adding
cheers
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13 Dec 2013 04:24 #95700 by Lambert
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Ok I'll add another one. New pads may have to be filed a little on the contact points to the carrier as they can stick on even when the rest of the caliper is free to move.

It's not a Jimny. It's my Jimny

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26 Dec 2013 10:07 #97541 by funkyjimny
funkyjimny replied the topic: THE DEATH WOBBLE THREAD
I'll add yet another cause.... My Jimmy's only done 36k from new but has had a hard life laning. Where the panhard rod bolts go the chassis the holes have gone oval, I've had to weld some washers on either side.
I've also had it the other end on the axle where the threads stripped from the captive nut, needing a new axle.
I have Rob Storr panhards with rose joint one end and poly the other.

Gary
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02 Jan 2014 13:12 #98689 by C-U-JIMNY
C-U-JIMNY replied the topic: THE DEATH WOBBLE THREAD
Had a similar but very mild shake problem though all the bearings and pins seemed ok, had the wheels balanced, after reading and earlier post about cleaning the alloy wheels and hub contact, done this and applied a bit of copper grease, took all the old balance weights off as they seemed to be lots opposing each other and the problem almost disappeared, keep an eye on the tyre pressures (normal tyres), seems ok and acceptable for now but will see how we get on through time.
great tips
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03 Feb 2014 11:36 #103166 by Will145
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What would likely cause intermittent wobble? Sometimes it's smooth as silk between 45-50 but other times I have a mild wobble?
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03 Feb 2014 12:38 #103169 by Shep
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