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  • Sam
    Sam - 2003 Jeep Liberty - Steering & Suspension - 2/24/2015
    When accelerating, the car pulls/snakes to the right, when letting off the accelerator same happens in other direction
    not as noticeable at slow speeds
     
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  • duane tyrrell
    duane tyrrell - 1995 Jeep Wrangler (YJ) - Steering & Suspension - 2/19/2015
    Help installing skyjacker 3 in body lift kit.
    part s97ss933 The instruction refer to only having to pull the steering column if you have a automaticl transmission. Mine is manual, therefore while trying to install the spacers on the drivers side, as i raise the body away from the chassis, the steering ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/19/2015 Jimm
      Recommend to contact the lift kit manufacturer; www.skyjacker.com
  • duane tyrrell
    duane tyrrell - 1995 Jeep Wrangler (YJ) - Steering & Suspension - 2/19/2015
    I am installing a skyjacker 3in body lift kit. The instructions state that for my vehicle with manual transmission I
    dont have to pull the steering column. however as i lift the body on the drivers side. the steering column is pulling the body forward and the bolts dont align
     
    • Jimm
      2/19/2015 Jimm
      Recommend to contact the lift kit manufacturer; www.skyjacker.com
  • duane tyrrell
    duane tyrrell - 1995 Jeep Wrangler (YJ) - Steering & Suspension - 2/19/2015
    Problem with steering while installing skyjacker 3 in. body lift
    the instructions call for removing the steering column if you have a automatic transmission. mine is manual and as i raise the body on the drivers side to install the spacers, the steering column is pulling the body forward and the bolts wont align. the steering ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/19/2015 Jimm
      Recommend to contact the lift kit manufacturer; www.skyjacker.com
  • Richard
    Richard - 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 2/8/2015
    Swerves when given gas (even just a little)
    when going along at 40mph or faster, when you give more gas it swerves, when you let off gas pedal it swerves again... not such if vehicle actually moves one way or the other but certainly feels like it.. the faster you are going the harder the swerve when you apply ...
     
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  • Richard
    Richard - 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 2/8/2015
    Feels like jeep swerves back and forth
    when going along at 40mph or faster, when you give more gas it swerves, when you let off gas pedal it swerves again... not such if vehicle actually moves one way or the other but certainly feels like it.. the faster you are going the harder the swerve when you apply ...
     
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  • tbuck74
    tbuck74 - 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 2/7/2015
    Power steering pump issues
    I bought a grand cherokee that needed a new power steering pump. So I replaced the pump and pulley with a new one from NAPA. It still leaks a lot and is making noise, mostly when i turn the wheel. I checked the high pressure line on the top of the pump and its not ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/7/2015 Jimm
      Make sure both the power steering lines; pressure and return - are replaced at the same time as the new steering pump. Consider as cheap insurance for the system.
      It is possible you have a defective steering pump - but before removing and replacing the pump, first check the system very thoroughly for leaks; loose hose connections,etc.
  • tbuck74
    tbuck74 - 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Steering & Suspension - 2/7/2015
    Power steering pump issues
    I bought a grand cherokee that needed a new power steering pump. So I replaced the pump and pulley with a new one from NAPA. It still leaks a lot and is making noise, mostly when i turn the wheel. I checked the high pressure line on the top of the pump and its not ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/7/2015 Jimm
      Make sure both the power steering lines; pressure and return - are replaced at the same time as the new steering pump. Consider as cheap insurance for the system.
      It is possible you have a defective steering pump - but before removing and replacing the pump, first check the system very thoroughly for leaks; loose hose connections,etc.
  • 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.