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1996 jeep cherokee extreem shaking while braking

Not the front End!!!!!!!! Not Bad Drums!!!!!! not bad Brakes!!!!! Its definitly in the rear end because when i jack it up and test it it only happens in the rear, also when i jack up the rear the passenger side brakes first and then the drivers side, i am wondering if its in the the pumpkin? any thoughts ?

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  • Benjamin Walton Jun 19, 2009

    its an auto tranny, all of those things have been tried and failed, i've quite literally done every conceivable thing short of swaping out axles,
    thank you for the quick response

  • Benjamin Walton Jun 25, 2009

    it was a bent axle shaft in the rear drivers side

  • MaineMoose May 11, 2010

    Manuel or auto tranny? check to see if tires are balanced,try rotating catty-corner. good luck.



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Just as a question but does this shaking also happen occasionally after hitting a bad bump? The heavy shaking in the cherokees is asctually a common issue known as the "death wobbble". It is actually one or more of your control arms coupled probably with a bad CV or maybe even a seperated belt in your tire. My 93 had the same issue. After replacing everything that had to do with braking I discovered that it did it not just as braking but also when I hit a bump doing more than 30mph. I would recommend taking it to a 5* shop. The best one in town and let them look at it. It will cost you a litlle more but if it is the "Wobble" you'll thank them for it.

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