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Front end of my 87 jeep cherokee shakes bad when i hit a bump

When i drive down a dirt road or hit a small bump like in a bridge my front end shakes violently can some one tell me what this might be

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    trys to engage while driving down the road when you hit a bump in the road

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    It only cuts out when on a rough road and not all the time.

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May check your ball joints and tie rods. Also could be your shocks.
Does it seem like its more shaking on the left or right? or even?

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Sounds like your steering stablizer. It's like a shock asorber for your steering system. And at the same time, you should check all your steering linkage. Loose linkage causes stablizer to wear out faster and causes that action.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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