Steering wheel wobble?

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Wow, mine isn't that bad on its worst day, all stock. I am holding off on the track bar until the dealer puts in the new drag link, which will be on Monday. If the drag link does the job, I will probably still install the Rancho, just for its strength, but I'll be tempted not to change anything. If it doesn't, then the Rancho goes in and the next step will be to address the caster angle.
I called rock krawler and he said so long as your close to 5* all good waste of money he said track bar and drag link and if u wheel then tie rod he said he recommended steersmart. I have used synergy and had great luck.
 

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Just out of dealer they opened a new star case new dampner with an air port in it wont be released till the 24 th of this month i have AD release installed 2 weeks ago this new part is AE release
 

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Just out of dealer they opened a new star case new dampner with an air port in it wont be released till the 24 th of this month i have AD release installed 2 weeks ago this new part is AE release
So you are saying there is yet another updated version of the dampener coming out on April 24? What does an "air port" do?
 

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So you are saying there is yet another updated version of the dampener coming out on April 24? What does an "air port" do?
They weren’t sure i was trying to get them to check that star case where they check the steering box for overtorque but after e took it for a ride this was the techs thinking my tie rod and drag link dont seem to have any play in them i was under it last night looking at things. I also noticed now with the hravy duty trac bar it seems to make contact at some point with the front splash guard. Minor. But i see slight rub marks. So im not real sure what thats all about
 

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This is where im headed jus want any kind of reassurance that this is it and not the next 1,000 dollars worth of pieces to throw at this thing
I've been chasing a slight steering wobble ever since I installed my 3.5" Rancho Crawler lift (about 1.5 months ago). After the lift and running stock tires, it seemed fine for a few weeks until I had a chance to swap on the 37's (on DOT 17" rims). Seemed fine again for a few days, then started a nice wobble my first time accelerating on an on-ramp about 55mph. Very strong shaking of steering wheel (not DW, but definitely wasn't comfortable driving), so I turned around and checked underneath. All bolts torqued and retorqued, and no play noted in any steering components. Tires checked for balance, second alignment performed. Nothing changed, still lots of wobble in steering wheel from 45-55mph. Called Rancho tech support and they suggested loosening all control arm bolts and track bar bolts, back jeep out of garage, bounce on suspension, pull back in and retighten. Test drove = less wobble but definitely still there/ noticeable. Noticed now that there was play in the drag link to pitman arm connection (pry bar could move the drag link independently of pitman arm/ jeep). Replaced drag link and tie rod with Synergy units. Felt great for a couple weeks (no wobble) until today...started wobbling slightly again. This is driving me nuts! The wobble has decreased significantly, but something still isn't right. I swear it's worse when it's cooler out as well. I'll probably loosen the drag link and tie rod again, retorque, and test drive. If that doesn't do it I may swap different tires/wheels on to see if it's a wheel/tire issue. Spec sheets show everything is perfect, but it sure as heck does shimmy (the steering wheel). Running out of things to replace...steering stabilizer is stock, but that simply masks underlying issues, so I'm holding off on that until I sort this out.
 

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I've been chasing a slight steering wobble ever since I installed my 3.5" Rancho Crawler lift (about 1.5 months ago). After the lift and running stock tires, it seemed fine for a few weeks until I had a chance to swap on the 37's (on DOT 17" rims). Seemed fine again for a few days, then started a nice wobble my first time accelerating on an on-ramp about 55mph. Very strong shaking of steering wheel (not DW, but definitely wasn't comfortable driving), so I turned around and checked underneath. All bolts torqued and retorqued, and no play noted in any steering components. Tires checked for balance, second alignment performed. Nothing changed, still lots of wobble in steering wheel from 45-55mph. Called Rancho tech support and they suggested loosening all control arm bolts and track bar bolts, back jeep out of garage, bounce on suspension, pull back in and retighten. Test drove = less wobble but definitely still there/ noticeable. Noticed now that there was play in the drag link to pitman arm connection (pry bar could move the drag link independently of pitman arm/ jeep). Replaced drag link and tie rod with Synergy units. Felt great for a couple weeks (no wobble) until today...started wobbling slightly again. This is driving me nuts! The wobble has decreased significantly, but something still isn't right. I swear it's worse when it's cooler out as well. I'll probably loosen the drag link and tie rod again, retorque, and test drive. If that doesn't do it I may swap different tires/wheels on to see if it's a wheel/tire issue. Spec sheets show everything is perfect, but it sure as heck does shimmy (the steering wheel). Running out of things to replace...steering stabilizer is stock, but that simply masks underlying issues, so I'm holding off on that until I sort this out.
There is a brand new Customer Satisfaction Notification V41 Steering Damper out dated June 2019 affects 2018-2019 JLs. It is referring to the wobble problem. I wonder why the kit of parts also includes the bracket and bolts and not just the damper. I do not have access to the PDF so I can’t upload it. Maybe someone else can find it and post it.
 

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There is a brand new Customer Satisfaction Notification V41 Steering Damper out dated June 2019 affects 2018-2019 JLs. It is referring to the wobble problem. I wonder why the kit of parts also includes the bracket and bolts and not just the damper. I do not have access to the PDF so I can’t upload it. Maybe someone else can find it and post it.
This is terrific news! Looking forward to understanding the “kit”.

Jeep my finally be turning the corner on this issue.
 

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Running out of things to replace...steering stabilizer is stock, but that simply masks underlying issues, so I'm holding off on that until I sort this out.
I know that gets thrown around a lot by the seasoned off road experts. But running 37's is a lot of weight to control with the stock stabilizer. No matter what steering components you run there will always be a some flex and when a tire hits a pot hole those tires can setup oscillations that are too strong to be controlled by the stock stabilizer that is not operating at peak performance or is inadequate.
 

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I've been chasing a slight steering wobble ever since I installed my 3.5" Rancho Crawler lift (about 1.5 months ago). After the lift and running stock tires, it seemed fine for a few weeks until I had a chance to swap on the 37's (on DOT 17" rims). Seemed fine again for a few days, then started a nice wobble my first time accelerating on an on-ramp about 55mph. Very strong shaking of steering wheel (not DW, but definitely wasn't comfortable driving), so I turned around and checked underneath. All bolts torqued and retorqued, and no play noted in any steering components. Tires checked for balance, second alignment performed. Nothing changed, still lots of wobble in steering wheel from 45-55mph. Called Rancho tech support and they suggested loosening all control arm bolts and track bar bolts, back jeep out of garage, bounce on suspension, pull back in and retighten. Test drove = less wobble but definitely still there/ noticeable. Noticed now that there was play in the drag link to pitman arm connection (pry bar could move the drag link independently of pitman arm/ jeep). Replaced drag link and tie rod with Synergy units. Felt great for a couple weeks (no wobble) until today...started wobbling slightly again. This is driving me nuts! The wobble has decreased significantly, but something still isn't right. I swear it's worse when it's cooler out as well. I'll probably loosen the drag link and tie rod again, retorque, and test drive. If that doesn't do it I may swap different tires/wheels on to see if it's a wheel/tire issue. Spec sheets show everything is perfect, but it sure as heck does shimmy (the steering wheel). Running out of things to replace...steering stabilizer is stock, but that simply masks underlying issues, so I'm holding off on that until I sort this out.
How did you dial in your caster angle?
 

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Thank you for your efforts and keeping us in the loop!

I really appreciate it..

I have the same experiences, but just with a Mopar lift... everything else completely bone stock....

Keep pushing..

TC
 

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So, I have a 2018 Jeep JLU Sahara with 11XXX KM's on it, everything has been perfect, no recalls etc but for some reason when I hit a bump my steering wheel like shakes? It kinda feels like my tires went flat and have no air in it.

I'm new to anything really vehicle related so I was wondering if anyone may know the cause?

Edit: This only happens at highway speeds, and is bone stock.
Finally!
https://www.carscoops.com/2019/06/fca-hit-with-lawsuit-over-jeep-wrangler-death-wobble/
 

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FCA is already offering buy-backs for these vehicles. Why need a lawsuit for it? I have the wobble issue - not full-on death wobble but my wheel flaps back and forth for about a sec very quickly upon hitting a bump. JeepCares reached out to me and assigned me a case manager who has worked with my dealer. He has clearly stated to me that they would make sure I wasn't driving a vehicle with an issue and said if this 4th visit didn't work he was going to pass it up the chain and would likely be a buy-back or replacement.
 

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