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Front End Shimmy - not a brake problem (rotors)

On the 1996 Grand Cherokee: Dad is 80, and I always try to keep his cars safe. He said he was on his way home from church & going down a long hill about 50 mph & tapped the brakes to take the edge off before the turn at the bottom. He said it started to shimmy, & just about jerked the wheel from his hand. I had an old '69 ford F150 with bad king pin bushings (before your time?) that would do that. He said when he got down to about 25 mph it quit. It doesn't do it all the time.Thanks, Dave

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Time for a front end check, like idler arms, steering links etc for too much play.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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I'd re-think the brake rotor problem.

If everything was OK until he tapped the brakes then it seems to me that the braking event was the proximate cause for the wobble/shimmy.

So, assuming the rotors are true, perhaps a pad was sticking, or perhaps a stone got caught in there.

Now, a front end alignment may be show some problems anyway, but I think that this particular event was brake related.

good luck

Posted on May 18, 2009

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