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22 Jun 2019 17:18 #210214 by Duncan
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Hy Just sold my old Vitara and bought a 2003 Jimny and fallen in love with it straight away....... but i am experiencing the death wobble.
Between 70 and 90 Km she starts wobbling so much so i somtimes have to pull over. I have already checked the obvious, wheel balance and break disks, and found that the disks have just been changed, which leeds me to believe the previuos owner had already tried to fix this issue.
I have been reading a lot about this problem, and would just like to know if you recomend I replace kingpins and bearings and shim them, or jiust buy the shim kit.
Any other useful info would be appreciated.
Cheers Duncan

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22 Jun 2019 18:44 #210216 by Lambert
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Welcome to the forum. New bearings with shims but it is possible that you won't need the shims. It is best to have them though as it saves doing the job twice.

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24 Jun 2019 20:56 #210284 by kirkynut
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Read all about it in the Wiki or my Sticky thread in the Technical Section.

There's a few causes of wobble but I'd start by changing the kingpin bearings and axle oil seals. Get it all from the BigJimny Shop with shims in case you need them.

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