Question about 1996 Jeep Cherokee Country
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
Time for a front end check, like idler arms, steering links etc for too much play.
Posted on May 17, 2009
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.
Posted on May 18, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 23, 2014 | Cars & Trucks
Jun 11, 2014 | 1991 Chevrolet C2500
Aug 20, 2011 | 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jun 11, 2010 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jun 14, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jun 02, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
May 17, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Cherokee Country
Jan 20, 2009 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT
249 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: