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Old December 17th, 2017, 15:02
burntkat burntkat is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Charleston, SC
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Re: Yet another death wobble help request

Something I just ran across on the kid's 97, I can't verify it's fixed it but it assuredly has been contributing...
-axle shaft ujoints, or damage to the yoke ears. The passenger side on his jeep has tons of slop, and the I error shaft has a cap that is either glued or welded on - poorly. This caused the shaft to oscillate back and forth in the axle tube, just with manual movement. I can see this being a source of intermittent wobble.
-hub bearing. Probably related to the above, the hub bearing is notch on this side. I can also see this relating to the issue.
I haven't done the driver side yet, and the vehicle is deadlined as I sheered two of three hub bolts trying to get it off. New hardware arrives Tuesday, I'm hoping for a shakedown ride by Wednesday evening.
-89 S-10: SAS, D44s front/rear. 5.7L V8. 700R4 with 4L60E upgrades. Built in my driveway.
-90 XJ 4.0, AW4, 231J: Clayton's longarms, RE 5.5" coils, hybrid 6" leaf pack, 33/12.50/15" MTs, Rancho 99012s and 99624s, Tera HD SYE, custom sliders, BW flares. Rehabbing with D44s, RE spring packs, RE 4.5" coils, and ACOS.
-94 ZJ: Budget boost, 31s. The wife's DD.
-97 XJ: Son's DD. 4" lift, ACOS, 4" spring pack, Upcountry coils, 31s
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