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  • murph
    murph - 1995 Jeep Wrangler (YJ) - Steering & Suspension - 10/12/2010
    My jeep has hard steering, What do you think it is?
     
    • darkmind
      10/12/2010 darkmind
      Did you already check the condition of your power steering belt, power steering fluid (level and condition), power steering pump, power steering hose and tie rod end?
  • Sleepy7
    Sleepy7 - 1988 Jeep Comanche - Steering & Suspension - 10/11/2010
    To much play in my steering
    seems like I have way too much play in my steering
     
  • Sleepy7
    Sleepy7 - 1988 Jeep Comanche - Steering & Suspension - 10/11/2010
    Too much play in my steering
    Seems like I have accumulated way too much play in my steering - what would you recommend that I replace to cure this ??
     
  • Sleepy7
    Sleepy7 - 1988 Jeep Comanche - Steering & Suspension - 10/11/2010
    Loose steering control
    seems like I have way too much play in the steering wheel
     
  • steven_1990_Jeep
    steven_1990_Jeep - 1990 Jeep Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 10/8/2010
    Why does the front end shake when i go around corners at 55 to 65 mph
    it hapens when im driving around corners also it only happens every once in awhile. the problem seems to be in the front end suspension. there are no warning light either
     
  • mjfredrickson
    mjfredrickson - 2000 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) - Steering & Suspension - 10/8/2010
    My front wheels make my steering wheel shimmy over bumps have to brake down shift almost stop its getting worse
    111,000 miles , tires are 2 years old, bought it used 6 yrs ago, has lift kit & tires sit out wide, replaced steering stabilizer, track bar, sway bar clutch/flywheel within last few years.. i was told i need replace tie rod???
     
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  • doug
    doug - 1993 Jeep Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 10/3/2010
    How do i replace rear axle studs?
    I got a blow out the other day and when i went to take my tire off one lug nut snapped off and the other became stripped so two of the studs are no good and i need to replace them. i was wonder what would be the easiest and cheapest way to fix this. i hope i dont ...
     
    • R.C.S.
      10/3/2010 R.C.S.
      take off brake drum turn wich ever stud you are going to knock out away from hitting things on the back side of axle flange 4 to 5 o clock position or 7 to 8 o clock position usually works best drive them out you can press them back in the axle flange with a stock non mag wheel lug nut get 2 turn the nut backwards so the coned part is facing out get a stack of flat washers as thick and slightly larger in diameter than the nurled part of the new studs use anti-sieze on the threads of the stud & nut & washers put the stud thru the axle flange anti-seize it put the stack of washers on it anti-siezed then put on the plain lug anti-siezed backwards cone facing out TIGHTEN TILL SEATED IN THE BACK OF THE AXLE FLANGE repeat same steps on all the rest its real easy if you have an air impact to run the nuts on with GOOD LUCK i have done 200 to 300 this way it will work make shure the hole in the washers is bigger than the nurled part on the stud or use a bigger nut with a washer USE ANTI-SIEZE
  • jr1989
    jr1989 - 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 10/1/2010
    Not sure of what the problem is?
    I'm not sure what the problem is but I had my cv axle of the front replaced and I think the guys that put it back on did not place it back on right. There is a scraping/grinding noise coming from under the wheel area. Also when I press the gas I can feel like the ...
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Yes it could be the cause of the noise, I recommend bringing it back to them, possibly there's some sort of warranty with their work?
  • Greg
    Greg - 1999 Jeep Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 9/28/2010
    Here a roaring sound in front end
    I think its bearings
     
    • darkmind
      9/28/2010 darkmind
      When do you hear the roaring sound? Is it when braking or accelerating? If you hear it during acceleration check the condition of your fan blade, fan clutch (worn/loose/defective) and radiator (clogged radiator fins).
  • bob
    bob - 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 9/26/2010
    2005 grond cherokee when breaking the car shakes on one side
    it happens all the time when im stopping it started about 2 weeks ago
     
    • vince^_^
      8/6/2010 vince^_^
      It is possible that your shock absorber is deteriorating. Check the condition of your shock absorber and other suspension components.

    • scott
      9/26/2010 scott
      warped brake rotor probably
  • Tiffany
    Tiffany - 2007 Jeep Wrangler (JK) - Steering & Suspension - 9/24/2010
    When you hit bump with left front wheel vehicle starts to shimmy really bad until you bring vehicle to a stop to regain
    control of it. I was told it could be a stabilizer bar?
     
    • Bill
      9/24/2010 Bill
      Something sounds loose under front end. Take a look underneath and tug on anything that is bolted onto frame, also visually look for missing or loose nuts or bolts. Take to a front end alignment place not mentioning this problem and see if they find something on there own. Something like this might be obvious to a technician. Above all be careful driving a vehicle in this condition.
    • Pave Low
      9/24/2010 Pave Low
      It can be the stabilizer bar, but we have a couple of things to consider

      * Hub centricity - Wheels are centered by the hub, the snout in the center between the studs. If the wheel doesn't fit snugly onto this snout, it can be slightly off center on the hub. Even 10ths of a millimeter can cause problems with vibration. Wheels can be made "hub-centric" with the use of high-tolerance hub-rings that shim up the hole in the wheel to fit snugly on the hub.

      * "Road force" balancing - Tires that are out of balance will cause vibrations at certain speeds (wave harmonics). We "Road Force" balance tires to insure a smooth ride. Road Force balancing simulates the weight of the car on the wheel and measures the high and low spots and stiff and soft spots of the tire to help us refine the placement of the tire on the wheel. It also measures the balance front-to-back as well as the circumference to minimize this vibration.

      Read more: http://wheelwerks.net/index.php
  • Julian Jackson
    Julian Jackson - 2001 Jeep Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 9/22/2010
    How do I replace the steering wheel tilt handle on my 2001 jeep cherokee
     
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  • laquay
    laquay - 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 9/21/2010
    Im hearing noise with the steering when i turn the wheel.
    miles 199870 something like that.
     
    • DrkShdw983
      9/21/2010 DrkShdw983
      Could be a number of things, most of which boil down to power steering fluid. Check your power steering fluid level. If it's low than fill it up, preferably with a 'stop leak' fluid for extra measure. Continue checking the level regularly for the next month or so and monitor for drops. If it drops again you have to start looking for a leak.
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      If adding fluid does not stop the noise than you're either dealing with a problem in the steering gearbox or the steering pump. To help you figure out which I'll need some more details such as a better description of the noise, does it get worse if you turn for a long period of time (eg go in circles in a parking lot) or is it worse on sharper turns vs. gentile turns? Any detail you can give me (us) will help solve the problem.