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I have a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. There is a "violent" vibration that occurs only when you are going 40-60 MPH and you hit a bump or pot hole on the highway. The front end begins to vibrate and the entire car shakes. If you coast to under 40MPH it stops and you can resume driving normally again until you hit another bump. You can drive many miles with no issue on a smooth road. When you hit small bumps at lower speeds the front end feels loose, but the symptom otherwise does not occur. This problem did not start until the front disk brakes and rotors were replaced. I had the front end checked, lug nuts, tires, play in wheels while on lift, and anything else the mechanic could think of to no avail. Any suggestions as to where to look and what this might be.

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I had that same problem on a 98 jeep grand cherokee lorado and it was the upper control arm bushings!

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Vibration from about 40-60 mph is usually attributed to wheel balancing, but the onset when you hit a bump seems to indicate play in the steering linkages (tie rods etc) or suspension members and stabiliser bar rubbers but you had that all checked out, that brings us back to the wheel balancing.

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I have a 1997 Grand Cherokee Laredo. I get vibration in the front suspension while driving at 60 MPH or hit a bump in the road. I need to slow down to stop the vibration of shaking. Has anyone had this...


you are getting an oscillation .you need to put the front tires on the back and try it again as it could be bad tires.
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Back up a minute...Do you have spark from the coil wire? (juice from coil) If so, change or check rotor and cap (wires do not all go bad at same time so unless they are wet, likely at least good enough to start engine)

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