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I have a 1998 Jeep Cherokee. When I try to make a tight turn the vechile starts jumping and needs a lot of power to get through the turn. When parking or backing out of a parking slot.

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  • lancewak Jul 28, 2008

    I never received an answer until I got this email. So thanks and I will try the solution they recommended.

    Lance Wakefield

  • jeyram_z Aug 07, 2008

    mine is 97 jeep grand cherokee and is the same problem like lance's

  • Anonymous Sep 09, 2008

    Lancewak is an idiot. He seriously rated the response as thanks for trying? Really? The answer provided is absolutely correct but Lancewak is too stupid to accept it.



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Take your jeep out of 4WD. You have a limited slip diferential on the front wheels. When you turn, the inside wheel has less distance to travel than the outside wheel. Since this is not a standard planetary gear system a clutch inside the front axle needs to slip. This is the clunkiness you feel. Simply put it in 2WD and your problems go away.

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Check your u-joints on your front axle.

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