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Wheel shaking the car and pulling to right on the highway

I have an 06 jeep grand cherokee with the 4.7 v8 awd and when going around left corners it feels like the front right tire is hopping and cruising on the highway it feels like something is resticting movement in the front end and oulling to the right

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Please stop driving this car and have a professional look at it immediately. This is a very dangerous condition and you cannot do the repair.

Posted on Nov 05, 2012

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  The clutch in the transfer case is burnt up and fused together therefor binding the powertrain. If you continue to operate it like this it will destroy the front differential and possibly the rear differential. It was most likely cause by the tires not having equal circumference either due to a mismatch of tires (different brands although the same size is indicated on the side wall will have different measurements,I have seen BF Goodrich tires have a different size because speed rating was different although the model was the same) or lack of tire rotation during the life of the tires.. If the measurements are not with in 1/4 inch around the center of the tread this will cause your concern. Tires should always be replaced at all 4 corners on all wheel drive vehicles.

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i had the same problem,i endend up changing the hub bearings and ball joints and front u joints the main problem was the hub bearings

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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You really need to get your Jeep off of the ground, preferably on fixed supports and have a friend help you with the troubleshooting since you need to be underneath to observe and they need to man the steering wheel.
The problem you describe is severe and dangerous so finding the worn parts shouldn't be difficult; I have seen and heard 'clunks' while the steering was turned even slowly back and forth.
Whatever you replace however, you simply cannot do the final wheel alignment on your own. You are dealing with increments of degrees of toe- in or out, caster, camber too, and these must be correct or uneven tire wear and lousy steering tracking (unsafe at any speed) will be the result.
I believe a good investment for all of our vehicles (family-wide) is the purchase of a Haynes or Chilton service manual. Sometimes you can save a few bucks on eBay but none of them are over $30 abd worth every penny.
We have your same year of GC and the Haynes manual number for it is:
50025
Good luck and don't forget to actually finish tightening (or torquing) those nuts and bolts!     

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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This sounds like there is something worn in the steering. If it is a rack & Pinion steering the rack could be worn out. It could also be the CV joints to the front hubs. Regardless it does not sound safe. Take it to an independent mechanic, NOT THE DEALER, and have it inspected. There typically is not charge to inspect/identify the problem.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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SOURCE: The front end shakes badly when going over a bump

That and other bushings and idler arms worn. I would suggest a free inspection somewhere for them to show you what needs repaired.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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