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When I hit a pothole, the jeep shakes violently out of control. In order to stop the problem, I must bring the vehicle to rest. I have had it aligned, tracking bar replaced, shocks replaced, and nothing has worked. When I did the shocks it helped considerably, but the problem continues.

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The problem is your Steering stabilizer A good mechanic can change it you can buy it at a pep boys i bought mine for 80 dollars at a autozone here in california.

Steering stabilizer Needs to be changed supposely after every 50,000 miles. but all depends on the users i didnt change mine til after 80,000.

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Had same problem with 90 turnout to be loose
idleer arm mount at frame

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Sounds very much like a broken coil spring. On such a new vehicle that seems unlikely but it is possible. Another possibility is a blown seal in one strut. Again, not likely but possible. If you do a lot of off roading or possibly may have hit a curb or pothole hard enough it could have broken an already defective spring or blown a seal in a strut, causing this issue.

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