If you have owned a Jimny for any amount of time you will have come across the "Death Wobble". As you accelerate through 30-40 mph the steering wheel starts to wobble and this can rapidly become un-controllable to the pointÂ where it is dangerous. But it doesn't happen everytime and most of theÂ time you can accelerate through it. On the way back from Oxley's Shaw mine started to do it.Â The problem can be caused by a number of problems:
1. Front Kingpin Bearings worn
2. Front Wheel Bearings worn
3. Steering arm/axle bent.
Sure enough, when I got home and jackedÂ it up it looked like it was time for a new Kingpin bearing. As I also had a clicking CV joint, I decidedÂ toÂ stripÂ the lotÂ down. However when I got it apart the Kingpins were fine. Feeling with my fingers I could just detect a slight movement in the wheel bearing. I took the wheel bearing out (see my guide)Â and found out something really strange......