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  • lanthrip86
    lanthrip86 - 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 1/22/2015
    Death Wobble in 93 Grand Cherokee
    I bought a 93 Jeep Grand Cherokee and out stayed doing the death wobble. There's no lift or anything on it. The people I bought it from brought it to a shop and they put in a new control arm on the drivers side. It still did it. I brought it to a shop and put in a ...
     
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  • lanthrip86
    lanthrip86 - 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 1/22/2015
    Death Wobble in 93 Grand Cherokee
    I bought a 93 Jeep Grand Cherokee and out stayed doing the death wobble. There's no lift or anything on it. The people I bought it from brought it to a shop and they put in a new control arm on the drivers side. It still did it. I brought it to a shop and put in a ...
     
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  • Boogymonster
    Boogymonster - 2004 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) - Steering & Suspension - 12/27/2014
    Tires wobble at mostly high way speeds
    I was having problem at mostly high way speeds where the tires start to wobble to the point of almost throwing me off the road i have to slow down immediately and try to drive again. now I went to get that problem fixed and they told me i need new tires so i did now ...
     
    • Teddy B
      12/27/2014 Teddy B
      Do you not have a regular repair shop that you have used with
      confidence & good results for years?

      When you go to the highway--chain store places their job is to sell you
      something,not necessarily road test your vehicle & take you along &
      try & find a problem & then a solution

      Unless you had a damaged wheel (bent) or ONE Bad Tire--then your problems
      would be more likely in a worn suspension part

      No amount of alignment will correct that or the wobble

      So do not be so gullible you believe the tires are or ever
      were the issue--I doubt they were

      If the problem is so bad you have to slow down or it is that unsafe
      why are you using it for a year & yet again back to where you have
      to start over

      The Answer is--go to a quality shop
      Spend time explaining why your there
      Go for a road test with the mechanic along & you driving

      Authorize nothing & buy nothing until they can prove to you
      what the REAL Problem is

      Aside from the tires a year ago-you did not say what else was done
      Those new tires were not a fix,even for a year

      If in your many years or decades of driving you drove 4 to 6 years on new tires--
      why would you get sucked into a situation where you believe anything your told
      that wasn't in your years of experience with other vehicles?
  • Boogymonster
    Boogymonster - 2004 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) - Steering & Suspension - 12/27/2014
    Tires wabble at mostly highway speeds
    I was having problem at mostly high way speeds where the tires start to wobble to the point of almost throwing me off the road i have to slow down immediately and try to drive again. now I went to get that problem fixed and they told me i need new tires so i did now ...
     
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  • mark e sutphen
    mark e sutphen - 1998 Jeep Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 11/4/2014
    How to adjust steering wheel for proper center alignment? 1998 Cherokee sport.
    Need to adjust steering wheel, for proper center of wheel.
     
    • RhodeApple
      11/4/2014 RhodeApple
      To adjust the steering wheel alignment you need to loosen the clamps on the adjustment sleeve on the drag link (rod that connects the pitman arm to the right steering knuckle) and turn the adjustment sleeve to adjust the wheel either right or left.
  • deborah mccue
    deborah mccue - 1997 Jeep Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 10/8/2014
    Why wont jeep start after turning key. It wont fire
    have tried multiple things. battery seems ok, lights turn on, car wont turn over after turning key.
     
    • cherokeesportboy2000
      Is there a clicking noise coming from underneath the dash. If so remove the under panel from under the steering wheel. After you remove it there should be on the left side under the fuel gage area there should be a white connector which connects to a black box. The clicking should be coming from that. Disconnect the connector. This will not phase anything. In fact some of the wires could be cut. After you disconnect this the clicking should stop. Put the key back in it and try cranking it. This happened to mine after I replaced the radio and speakers.
  • corrine
    corrine - 2008 Jeep Patriot - Steering & Suspension - 10/5/2014
    Should there be additional noises after struts have been replaced and will a wheel alignment fix the problem?
    There is a consistent scraping, thumping and scratching sound when going over bumps and turns. This is before and after the struts and suspension have been replaced. Unsure if this is an additional problem or related. The noises are occurring at the back end of the ...
     
    • Jimm
      10/5/2014 Jimm
      The rear shocks or struts should have the upper or lower mounts replaced at the same time. Check to make sure these parts are replaced to minimize the noises and maximize the rear suspension service life.
  • corrine
    corrine - 2008 Jeep Patriot - Steering & Suspension - 10/5/2014
    Should there be addition noises when struts are replaced and will a wheel alignment fix the problem?
    New struts have been replaced due to scraping and thumping noises. These noises have continued when going over bumps and making turns. It is occurring at the back end of the vehicle.
     
    • Jimm
      10/5/2014 Jimm
      The rear shocks or struts should have the upper or lower mounts replaced at the same time. Check to make sure these parts are replaced to minimize the noises and maximize the rear suspension service life.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 9/25/2014
    My jeep makes clunking noise all the time now the steering wheel wobbled like the wheels were falling off
    one day while reversing and going back in drive my car took a second then jerked forward and made a bang from the front end, ever since I've been hearing a clunking noise like when I take a sharp turn. almost a month later the steeling wheel started shaking like the ...
     
    • AutoMD Member
      9/25/2014 AutoMD Member
      SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE DEATH WOBBLE HAD THE SAME ISSUE WITH MINE CHANGED THE SHOCKS AND SWAY BAR BUSHINGS ALONG WITH SWAYBAR LINKAGE BUSHINGS PROBLEM SOLVED
  • Aaron
    Aaron - 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 9/6/2014
    Bad shake when decelerating between 41 and 48 mph. Just had repairs on front and see below. Full-time four-wheel-drive
    Was driving down the road turned left and got horrible banging and shaking from the front and replaced upper and lower tie rod ends on both the right and the left hand side replaced connecting bars as well. Replaced CV joint and hop on the right. Had the vehicle ...
     
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  • DollyD3
    DollyD3 - 2003 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) - Steering & Suspension - 9/2/2014
    Having a severe vibration in front end only at certain speed and only after going over rough patch or bump in road ??
    What's causing this vibration in front end after hitting a bump in the road ? It stops after reducing speed.
     
    • Performance R & D LLC
      Well here is the list of parts to check. push down on fender right then left get it rocking then stop the shock should stable the car quickly if not shocks need replaced. engine off key on turn the steering wheel just a little back and forth have a friend look under the front at outer tie rod ends right side and left, then the inner tie rod ends, look at the pitman arm off the gear box, I don't think there is a idle arm but if so look for play from it. next jack up the right front try to move the tire in at the top out at the bottom at the same time this is for upper and lower ball joints. next spin tire look for out of round or uneven wear. next check the 2 upper and 2 lower control arms.
      next need to align (most shops around me $50.00) toe, camber, caster. and they should check everything I just listed. hope this helps
  • Charley
    Charley - 2002 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) - Steering & Suspension - 8/11/2014
    Why does my car shake like an earthquake at 50 mph?
    Tried to use the freeway for the first time and had to pull to the side of the road.
     
    • cr
      8/11/2014 cr
      If you feel it in the steering wheel, it is probably the wheels out of balance.
  • Charley
    Charley - 2002 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) - Steering & Suspension - 8/3/2014
    Why does my car shake like an earthquake at 50 mph?
    Tried to use the freeway for the first time and had to pull to the side of the road.
     
    • CVO
      8/3/2014 CVO
      Unbalanced wheels could be the reason of the car shake at 50 miles. Re-balance the wheels.
  • Charley
    Charley - 2002 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) - Steering & Suspension - 8/3/2014
    Why does my car shake like an earthquake at 50 mph?
    Tried to use the freeway for the first time and had to pull to the side of the road.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 6/28/2014
    Where is the turn signal relay located?
    The turn signal relay operates independently of the emergency flashers. The emergency flashers will operate but the turn signals will not.
     
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