1998 JGCL Violent shaking-low speed

Tiny
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD 5.9 ltr, 4x4 (all time), 170,126 miles.

This started about a month ago. I pulled out of my drive and began to accelerate when the steering wheel began to shimmy. I would say (well, after today's) it was moderate. It would shake for 15-30 seconds and stop. Occassionally, it would do it again throughout the day, but typically, it seemed primarily at first drive of the day.

Today, I left my house, made a right hand turn onto my road, it began again. This time, it was very violent. I thought for a moment she was actually going to go out of control. I pulled over, checked everything-no leaks or anything. I thought..well maybe it will be okay..I began to accelerate (never hit over 20 mph), and it began again. I pulled over onto the roadway again, turned LEFT to go back home (flipped a U Turn), and it wasn't doing it anymore.

I crawled under it when I got home. There is some rocks in my drive with what smells like brake or hydalic fluid of some kind (was pretty clear-slight color), about the size of a soda can. Front passenger tire is wore on the edges in an odd fashion compared to the rest.

Please help. I love my jeep but, I love my life more. I live in the foothills on a curvy, hilly road.

First pic is of passenger tire..second, drivers side and then one of the whole jeep (cuz I do love her)


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Friday, July 6th, 2007 AT 10:30 AM

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Tiny
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Have the track bar checked. It is probably worn out. These can cause the violent shake you are describing. The track bar is part of the front suspension. It's job is to stabilize the vehicle and stop the side to side shake. Have them check the stabilizer shock if it has one, as well.
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Tuesday, July 10th, 2007 AT 10:07 PM
Tiny
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Make sure tires are not separated. Although tires should be a constant shake. Doesn't yours come around periodically?
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Tuesday, July 10th, 2007 AT 10:12 PM

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