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I have a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, 6 cylinder, automatic drive and its having a hard time turning on in the afternoons. It starts great in the morning but towards the afternoon when you turn it on it begins shaking like it wants to turn off and after a while it works fine, or will not turn on until a few minutes later. Sometimes it stops when driving but starts right away. I already had it scanned but nothing shows up, it says its fine. Can anyone help? Thank You so much!

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there are many sensors and and each airbag have sensors so you will have to get it scanned to know where to start. just a note air bag parts can be very expensive so check out your local salvage yard. they can save you hundreds. good luck

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My 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee had the same problem. Over heated when standing still. Took it to dealer and they could not find any problem with cooling fan. After doing my own investigation I found out that the electric cooling fan would begin to seize up after about 1hr. of operating. (gets hot)

The dealer would look at fan and see that it was running and think its ok. The problem is, it wasn't running fast enough.

I have a relay on the right side of front fender and jumped the fan to stay on with motor off. (must know what your doing). After about 1hr. fan started slowing way down. Returned it to dealer told them what the problem was. They were not smart enough to jump the relay so they put a couple hundred miles on it even though i told them it works OK when moving. Make sure you tell dealer to use the relay to jump.
Replace cooling fan motor. Works great

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HI, this could possibly just be a simple as a set of bad steer tires. make sure the front tires are balanced and you front end has been properly aligned recently.

Now, if the tires are new or, they have been rotated and balanced properly recently, i would then move on to the alignment process. if you front steering Assembly has been aligned properly and, you still have this shaking at 50 mph, this will confirm a more serious issue concerning the power steering gear. i would then check the tie rod ends for ware in this case.

next, check the idler arms as well. make sure the intermediate shaft is tight and, the entire rack or, circulating ball Assembly is tight and, not loose.

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Could be a number of things. I've seen tires, steering stablizer, pitman arms, tie rods, etc etc cause this problem. Lock the steering colum, jack up the front end, BOTH SIDES, and try to turn the tires by hand. If you can move it an inch or more, it's your steering components. If not, could be your stablizer or tires. If tires are getting bad, replace those first. (fyi, steering components are easy to do, if you choose to do it yourself. A good parts store will help you with what you need if you can determin where it's loose. Might need a friend to help find the right cause.)

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