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RE: 2013 Ford CMax death wobble

As lryrob9301 mentioned, the bungee cord works well to eliminate the wobble. I've used the flat cloth(green & black) covered bungee with the plastic hooks that Walmart carries. My 2013 Equinox has a 4 cylinder that has electric steering, the 6 cylinder Equinox has hydraulic steering that does not have the death wobble issues. I started using the bungee after two years of towing the Equinox without any wobble, I think whatever wear occurs in the steering system over those years resulted in less resistance to movement. I make 5 wraps around the bottom of the steering wheel and hook the two ends under the front edge of the seat on each side of the Brake Buddy. It may have been 4 wraps around the steering wheel when the bungee was new, but it should not be stretched too tight, just a little snug. I have not seen any issues with the tires wearing abnormally.
purplekeenah 01/14/21 05:35am Dinghy Towing
RE: disappointing info for Jeep Trailhawk flat tow

Do you have active drive 2 in the Jeep? ...OP I agree, dig into what you are being told. Maybe it's the death wobble issue and they don't have the wiring harness anymore??? There is a LOT of information on towing and Jeep issues. Here is just one thread. https://www.irv2.com/forums/f85/jeep-trailhawk-questions-518579.html I read a lot until finally satisfing myself that my 14 JGC Overland had the right drive train and no death wobble because it has hydraulic steering. I think that the most critical issue is the type of drive train but folks on the above know a lot more than me...
CA Traveler 01/01/21 10:39pm Dinghy Towing
RE: disappointing info for Jeep Trailhawk flat tow

Sorry to hear your news. Towing capability has always been a slipery slope going back many years. I was concerned about our 14 JGC towing due to Jeeps Death Wobble which seems to be related to Electronic Power Steering. Fortunately our's has hydraulic steering which provides adequate damping. It has an electric motor to run the pump but is otherwise hydraulic. EPS is a great option that allows different steering based upon road conditions. Jeep's Cherokee solution is a switch that allows the EPS to run while being towed and likely a charge line to the battery would be a "requirement". Point being when the mfg promotes invalid information plus whatever a dealer says it can become a owner problem.
CA Traveler 01/01/21 12:37pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 2013 Ford CMax death wobble

We have a 2005 Monaco and tow a 2017 cmax. Have experienced death wobble on both left and right turns. Looking for fix.
Dluihn 09/20/20 05:22pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Mopar Flat Tow Wiring Kit for 2018 Jeep Cherokee Wobble ??

There is a great history on this forum, here is a search Death Wobble that might assist you. You may fine the Wrangler in that discussion too, but that is a different issue.
Y-Guy 05/03/20 06:16am Dinghy Towing
Mopar Flat Tow Wiring Kit for 2018 Jeep Cherokee Wobble ??

I hope to get some clarity on whether the Mopar Flat Tow Wiring Kit is needed for our vehicle to be flat towed. Apparently it maintains power to the power steering while being towed to avoid the "death Wobble" issue. Owners brought this issue to Mopar's attention and this Flat tow wiring kit is their bandaid. I have found many contradicting bits of information. Seems Mopar always recommends but at our cost, more of a CYA move than based technical merit. (it's odd that Mopar says can be flat towed but a modification is needed to do so...) Some forums don't know so recommend anyways to be safe. Some forums say not needed, they have never experienced the problem. Some forums put Jeep in RUN while towing so power steering is powered. Some forums say yes. Some forums say the flat tow kit is necessary IF you are experiencing the wobbling. Some forums say it is solely due to issues with front suspension. We have a 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude w/ 2-Speed Power Transfer Unit (w/ Active Drive II) Curious if others with same year Jeep have the problem. And whether you have installed the Mopar kit or not. Note that eTrailer did not mention this when I bought the brackets and brake/turn tail lights wiring kit. I have in inquiry into Roadmaster as well....
TC&Z 04/29/20 12:17pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Steering Wheel Lock ??

All but the wrangler have electric PS. IIRC the Cherokee now has a special procedure for flat towing due to a shimmy/death wobble issue some had, I do however believe it was mostly due to the angle of the tow bar. Some were setup with a big upward angle which removed weight from the front wheels while under way. However I can’t comment on that as I have not towed one or looked into it further.
dodge guy 04/28/20 12:16pm Dinghy Towing
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