Questions tagged [death-wobble]

Uncontrollable shaking of a steering wheel and/or chassis of a vehicle or handlebars of a motorcycle.

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Heavy car wobble & engine light popped on today..?

I have a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT that wobbles pretty good at around 5mph to 35 mph. The wobble is pretty heavy and is throughout the whole car. It feels like it is coming more from the front. I ...
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2010 Lincoln MKS - Wobbling/shaking side to side

So I just recently bought a 2010 Lincoln MKS with 200,000 miles on it. Brakes, and new tires were allegedly put on it very recently. The car was brought back in for previously agreed upon (and paid ...
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Low frequency steering wheel wobble at speeds above 20kph

99 Nissan Almera 1.6L MTX. Basically, at speeds between 20kph to at least 80kph there is a low frequency wobble in the steering wheel. Seems like frequency increases very slightly with speed, but it ...
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Mod/preventative maintenance tip to avoid possible future death wobble in 2017 F 450?

Just heard about the "death wobble," and I just thought to ask this community if anyone has had some seasoned experience with avoiding it in the long term with some discovered modification(s) or ...
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What could cause intermittent steering wobble at highway speeds?

2004 Honda CR-V, ~140k miles, overall good condition. Got tie rod ends, ball joints, and shocks replaced this summer so it's probably not any of those. The wobble showed up suddenly about a week ago ...
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BMW Steering Wobble & Brakes Warped

Hi all I'm having a few problems with my BMW E92 320d Coupe (2008) 103,000 miles on the clock. It is such that I've got a wobble through the steering wheel that I cant get to the bottom of. Its been ...
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Car wobbles around 20 MPH

I have started to notice my 2007 Honda Accord EX V6 wobbles, just slightly. At 5 MPH, It's not very noticeable. When I accelerate to 19-20 MPH, I can definitely tell that it's wobbling. The wobble ...
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Steering wheel/gas pedal vibrations after new tires and wheels

I'm familiar with SE but new to the Mechanics side of the site. Anyway, I bought new wheels and tires for my 2005 Mazda 3 S hatch back in June. I upgraded the then-current "MB" brand 16" aftermarket ...
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Motorcycle Speed Wobble - How do I figure out the problem?

I have a 2005 GSXR 600. I took it for a test drive and the head shakes around 65mph or so and then goes away when I go past that. It's worse when I'm slowing down without the front brake. When I ...
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Jeep TJ death wobble troubleshooting

After 4 wheeling the other day I realized I had the dreaded death wobble. I think it's worth mentioning that I am a college student, and I don't really have ideal conditions to work on my jeep, but I ...
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