All shook up!

#1

My Jeep 2006 Wrangler Unlimited shakes when traveling at speeds between 50 and 60… Please help my fillings are about to fall out. By the way I have had the wheels balanced, it helped a bit but not totally. Please help the dealer is making a mint off me.

#2

Does it happen when you accelerate, when you brake, or both?

#3

Does It Smooth Out Past 60 Or Continue To Shake? Do Bumps Trigger It?

Often when wheels/tires are balanced, they are not checked for run-out and uniformity. This needs to be checked carefully if it hasn’t been. I suspect a defective tire or slightly bent rim. Tires sometimes develop defects.(Even a totally square wheel/tire can be balanced, but will not deliver a smooth ride).

Find a vacant road or parking lot and idle along at a walking pace in the Jeep. See if you can discern a very slight side-to-side movement of the front or rear of the vehicle. Sometimes a wheel/tire problem will present itself in this situation. A slight deflection at 3mph becomes significant at 50mph.

Steering Damper:
Has the dealer checked your Jeep’s steering damper? Apparently the Wrangle has a steering damper, sometimes referred to as a fifth shock absorber for your steering system. There is a Technical Service Bulletin pertaining to Jeep Wrangler steering dampers and their replacement with a “revised” part (there must have been a problem). The bulletin pertains to steering “shimmy” at highway speeds, triggered when hitting a bump. Have a dealer check to see if it applies to your situation.

Good luck!

#4

Both

#5

Awesome, thanks for the info on the Technical Service Bulletin. The dealer keeps telling me that there is not anything wrong, due to they can not reproduce the problem.

#6

You’re Welcome! I Hope It Helps!