Question about 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Steering and real bad vibration in front end

I just installed a 2 inch lift and didnt notice any problems untill a day later on freeway. steering had gone crazy and jeep had a real bad vibration . installed rancho spings with pro comp shocks, I kept stock lower control arms because the bushings are on order.
after installing lift I drove it around a bit, maybe 5 miles and didnt notice anything wrong so I drove it home which is about 30 miles. next day took it on freeway and the front end started shakeing pretty bad steering wheel was going nuts.I need some help in fixing this problem anyIdeas would be greatfully apreciated, thanx.
whiskiedawg

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Jeep Master
  • 2,002 Answers

That is known as "the death wobble" for very obvious reasons. You need to install steering dampeners . They look like shocks and they mount between the drag link and the frame. They will cure the problem. Don't delay putting them on your Jeep. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

What could be the problem?


If it's the front end that is shaking, check the ball joints, motor mounts and idler arm. Lift the front end of the van until tires are off the ground. Wiggle the front tires side to side checking for slack, use a pry bar or 2x4 to lift the wheels to check for slack. Everything should be tight. Have someone turn the steering wheel back and forth while the van is on the ground and look for loose connections in the front end. If any loose connections are found replace them. A mechanic can do a front end inspection for you for little cost if any at all. CV Joints generally do not cause any vibration when they are worn out; however, they will cause a lot of clicking noise when you turn corners once they have worn out.

Dec 22, 2014 | 2003 Pontiac Montana

3 Answers

What would be causing my pilot to shake when reaching speeds of 55mph.


tires out of balance . brake rotors are warped,tie rod ends wore out . bad struts . all can cause it .

May 20, 2014 | 2006 Honda Pilot

1 Answer

1993 dodge grand caravan transmission


some also have a transmission computer on the firewall that interfer with driving down the road if they go bad it will cause vehicle to downshift and go slow and then go no where until it cools down then it will crank and go again.

May 10, 2014 | 1993 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

My 2002 2 wheel has vibration in front end whan i go 55-60 miles per hour. alot of shake in the steering wheel also. what could be the culprit


Hi Mikey. Take the vehicle for wheel balancing and alignment. Get the technician at the centre to inspect the steering and suspension linkages while he's doing the alignment, but I think wheel balancing will sort out your problem. Regards John

Feb 23, 2014 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2000 ford exploorer v-8 awd eddie bauer edition new wheels and tires new ball joints new tierods new shocks 3 front front end alignments started having a vibration in the front end at about 70+ mph had the...


Hello, I see you may a lot of changes and replaced a lot of parts. We leased an Explorer the same Year as yours. In our case there was a slight noise as well as vibration. The problem was the Front Hub bearings, They were bad at 18000 miles.

There are a few things I want to suggest. The spinning of the wheels on the lift will not load the bearings. A Dyno table can get everything turning with a load on it. As your vehicle is a 4x4, most Dyno's were 2 wheelers. You would have to call to find one for a 4x4.

Next, if the new Hubs do not help, have a look at the rotors. They are also balanced. You can spin balance the Wheel and rotor as a unit with a floor motor. It's not the best way to Balance because tire rotation or even shifting the Wheel on the lugs will UNbalance it. But this method CAN pinpoint a problem if a Balanced tire does not spin true when bolted to the vehicle. You will know the Rotor is off-balance and which axle is causing the problem.

Would be interested to see a Post of what you found.

Jul 09, 2010 | 2000 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

I have a 2004 Chevy Venture van. In past couple of days noticed increased road noise and a vibration from front end. Noise is kind of a "womp, womp womp" sound. Seems more pronounced when going around...


Have front tire's check out, but more then likely you have a bad front hub bearing. Have it taken to a repair shop where they can put it up on a lift and checked.

Jan 07, 2010 | Chevrolet Venture Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2001 explorer sport trac, shakes bad when braking(like a bad rotor) inspected and everything looks new, checked runout on rotor with indicator and they look good, no real vibration when driving and dont...


does the shake come and go at different speeds? check your tie rod ends by lifting the front wheels off the ground and grab the tire and shake from left to right. if they are tight you probbably need to replace the rotors

Nov 17, 2009 | 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

1 Answer

We have a problem with excessive vibration at around 90 kph.We do a fair mix of on and off road work. We rebalanced the tires twice in a row and did a realignment and tightened up the steering box but the...


95% of the time a vibration at that speed, while cruising,(not braking or heavy acceleration) is from the tire/wheel assembly. What that means is ASSUMING the balance is done correctly...then..are the tires round?(generally no more than 60 thousands of an inch of lateral or radial runout) Are the wheels bent? I am ASSUMING the front end is tight. Finally, by weird chance you have a nylon belted tire from the old days it will shake until it warms up. That's an old brain cell! Oh, if you are getting "wheel hop", not vibration, then you have weak shocks/struts

Sep 19, 2009 | 2008 Mazda B Series Pickup

1 Answer

Clicking in 1st gear


clicking noise could be the speedo cable. vibration could be tire related

Mar 11, 2009 | 1995 Saab 900

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Logo

422 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jeep Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Kevin Daniels

Level 3 Expert

1455 Answers

Are you a Jeep Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...