What exactly is a death wobble?
Mechanics who service front suspensions are familiar with this term. When a solid axle encounters the right variables, the opposing front tires experience a sudden disruption of harmony and operate at different frequencies. The result is a violent shaking of steering system components – right up to the steering wheel in your hands!
Many variables can cause this phenomenon, like tires out of pressure, balance, or alignment, faulty ball joints, wheel bearings, just to name a few. Pesky rumble strips may amplify the situation.