FRONT END SHIMMY AFTER STRIKING A BUMP OR POTHOLE -2001 Jeep Chero.
FRONT END SHIMMY AFTER STRIKING A BUMP OR POTHOLE
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 02-003-03, Date of Issue: August 29, 2003
JEEP:1999-2001 (XJ) Cherokee (Domestic & International Markets) GROUP:Suspension
Related Ref Number(s): 02-003-03
This bulletin involves the replacement of all four front suspension control arms and the two axle suspension bushings.
The customer may experience a self-sustaining front end shimmy or vibration after the vehicle front suspension has struck a bump or pothole. The occurrence of this condition may be intermittent as it may be dependent upon the size bump or pothole that is struck.
Test drive the vehicle over a road surface that duplicates the customer complaint. If a self-sustaining shimmy is felt and the customer has described the condition perform the Repair Procedure. REPAIR PROCEDURE
Replace the upper and lower front suspension control arms (four in total). Replace each respective axle suspension bushing as each upper control arm is replaced. Refer to the appropriate Cherokee Service Manual for detailed removal and installation instructions.
Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.
TIME ALLOWANCE I don't know if this one pertains to you, but it's a known defect.
Monday, September 15th, 2008 AT 4:49 PM