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Shaking/vibration in front end & steering wheel

Front end shakes some times. the brakes,shocks &tie rods has been changed .what elese could it be? please help.

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  • OG TRIPLE Sep 23, 2008

    TIRES HAS BEEN CHECKED.BUT STILL SHAKES

  • jcthumper5 Oct 24, 2008

    yeah, same problem.........a friend told me its the front end ball bearings.

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Jeep had a technical bulletin regarding the shaking/wobbling of the front end when braking...have talked to others as well - replace the front rotors.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

Replace the steering stabalizer it looks like a shock. very easy to change.

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Nor sure about the 2001 model, but on the 97 model, the track bar bolts to the frame on the driver's side. The bolts work loose. Dont merely look at it, go ahead and tighten them. There are two bolts facing upward, at the end lf the track bar. Then there are 3 nuts behind the driver's side front wheel that need to be tight. You dont have to take the wheel off so see them. I tightened all of mine and the death wobble nearly went away ....( 90%)....then I replaced the steering stabilizer ( damper). Hope your 2001 is just as easy !

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Front Track Bar
this arm controls side to side movement. good luck

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You have a bad belt in the front tires have them checked and balanced and make sure you don't have a bent rim...please rate the solution

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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