Mechanics

STEERING WHEEL SHAKING

1998 Jeep Cherokee

Shakes or Wobbles problem
1998 Jeep Cherokee 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles

At low speeds I can hear a vibration but as soon as I get above 55 the wheel shakes violently. When I take corners it shakes also no matter what speed. Mostlly the shaking is on the passenger side. Please help, I have replaced all the u joints aligned the front end and balanced all the tires.
Thanks
Dan
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Danny4h
August 12, 2008.




Hi there,

If you have a vibration in the steering wheel, the problem will be in the steering linkages, suspension, front wheels or bearings. If it shakes under braking it will be the front rotors at fault, start with having these items inspected for any faults.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Aug 12, 2008.
Ok how much will a bearing replacement cost and can I do it by myself? My grandfather says its the inner bearing but I want to make sure

Tiny
Danny4h
Aug 14, 2008.
Hi there,

if you suspect faulty bearings, first jack up the wheel and feel for any play, (top to bottom) if there is excessive play service the bearings if OK, have a wheel balance inspection done.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Mhpautos
Aug 15, 2008.

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