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Jeep wrangler JK Death wobble solution

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Jeep wrangler JK Death wobble solution
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Dan replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is***** means the steering damper needs to be replaced. Let me know if you would like replacement instructions. Thanks.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you. That as already been replaced. Same issue.
I've researched this to death and was hoping someone might finally have the definitive answer.
Expert:  Dan replied 2 years ago.
That usually is the cause. Sometimes worn steering components can cause the damper out sooner. Did replacing help at all? I'm assuming you checked steering for looseness?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The dealer indicated all else looks fine, but they also act like they've never heard of "death wobble".
It doesn't seem reasonable that worn components would surface after only 55K miles (zero off-road).
I'm just convinced it's an engineering issue, and resolving it will require I gradually change out each functional component of the steering/suspension one at a time until it goes away.
I somehow suspect track bar bushings.
Anyway, thanks for your help. No need to continue this session, as this seems like one of those problems that has many more than one possible cause.
Expert:  Dan replied 2 years ago.
No problem, the next most common cause is the track bar so your probably on the right track with that thought. Let me know how it turns out or if you run into more questions. Thanks.