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I am having a shuddering at low speeds whether in or out of

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I am having a shuddering at low speeds whether in or out of gear. It only happens when starting slow in 1st, costing slowly, and coming to a stop. I have new brakes, newer tires (less than 8K on them)
JA: How old are the tires? And have they been a problem in the past?
Customer: they were put on approximately 3 months ago. the problem started as a slight rattle that sounded like it was behind the dash and only recently has progressively gotten worse and shaking
JA: What is the model/year of your Jeep?
Customer: 05 Wrangler TJ 4.0 6 speed manual
JA: Are you fixing your Wrangler yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I do some of the less complicated work. I have only looked underneath and pulled a few suspension components to check for movement
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: not that i can think of
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 11 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will assist you. Have you checked the fluid in the differential?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not recently, but they were checked within the last month
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I am at work at the moment but would be able to take a call tomorrow at the latest.
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 11 months ago.

I am sorry, I did not send a request for a call, the system does that automatically.

Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 11 months ago.

Does your vibration seem to be related to the brakes at all? In other words, I know it happens when slowing down, but if you were to let off of the brakes, does it still occur?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
it does not. If i am just coasting or drifting it will do it. I initially thought it could be the transmission but today on a downhill slope in traffic with the trans in neutral, it would do it as soon as i let off of the brake and would stop when the jeep stops. It initially sounded like something loose behind the dash, but as it got worse the shuddering started.
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 11 months ago.

The only other thing I could think of other than the differential is perhaps the wheel bearing(s) in the front. I would suggest lifting the vehicle and spinning the wheels in the front while off the ground while feeling the springs...if there is a bad bearing, the spring should vibrate enough for you to feel it.

Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 11 months ago.

Hi, this is Josh checking in to see if you are still in need of assistance with your jeep.

Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 11 months ago.

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