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Front end shimmys/shakes, happens especially after hitting a bump. Feels loose or something, usually around 40 - 50 mph.

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There is a steering dampner for those jeeps , since u not posting model or year not sure what to say, may even have worn tie rod ends/ball joints/bushings, u need to have it checked out

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