Mechanics

SUSPENSION

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee • V8 4WD Automatic •

I have a grand cherokee 2001 with a changed suspension front and rear
why it is lower on one side than the other?
the problem is the frame?

sorry for my inglish
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Raygt
May 7, 2011.




Not a frame problem. At this age, the coil springs can be weak. Find two matching points on each side and measure from those points to the ground, then compare them. It is okay to have a half inch difference but by the time you get to an inch difference, you know the springs are weak. Replacement is a common procedure, and an alignment is needed after that.
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Caradiodoc
May 7, 2011.
Hi, about the weak coil springs.I remenber they have been changed the 4
off them.I did what you told me, meening measuring the hight of the jeep.
I found half an inch difference. What should I do

thanks for your help!

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Raygt
May 7, 2011.
Half an inch is not significant. If you check ten other vehicles, you'll find the same thing. If this really bothers you, there are spacers you can buy and install yourself. The most common ones are placed between two adjacent coils and screwed in a quarter turn to hold them in place. They are meant only for minor corrections such as what you need.

There are published ride height specifications. It will list an acceptable range, not a single value. If your measurement falls near the low end of that range, it is acceptable to use those spacers. If the measurement is anything less than the specified range, the springs are supposed to be replaced.

Caradiodoc
May 7, 2011.

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