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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee steering wheel shimmies back and forth so much at 45-50 mph when you hit a bump it feels like the wheels are going to fall off. Already put new shocks, steering damper and panard bar in the front end and it didn't solve the problem

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Check your ball joints. also, if the tires are somewhat worn many times they won't have enough rotating mass to overcome side harmonics and can shake but most oftern the joints are worn. No play is acceptable there.

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

  • Deborah Gagnon Mar 14, 2011

    Ball joints are new also and tires are not worn, even tried rotating the tires. My husband is a mechanic and we are stumped with this problem. Vehicle has 90,000 miles

  • Richard Scordino Mar 14, 2011

    OK, if ball joints have been replaced (you did not mention that) and all components are good, try adding some positive caster to the original alignment setting.

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Have the tires rebalanced, and check the tie rod ends. (?)
Possibly when new tires were installed, the balancer was out of whack. Wouldn't hurt to check the wheel bearings too. Make sure they're snug.

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

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