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BigLou my front end gets hot and then makes a terrible noise when i turn into a parking lot or drive long distance

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  • steve_m123 Aug 02, 2008

    I am having a similar issue with my 1994 Jeep grand Cherokee.

    Every time I pull into a parking spot and turn hard left or right, the front wheels will shake and act like the front axle is locked in posi.

    I am afraid that I will snap an axle.

    Any suggestions?

  • Ed Woods
    Ed Woods May 11, 2010

    The heat is most commonly caused by sticking brake caliper or calilper slides being seized. The shake in the front end could be bad axel shaft bearings like u joints or it could be locked in 4 wheel drive.



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The noise is caused by a worn out CV Joint at the wheel, very common on jeep or any 4X4

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