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KYB
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Steering Damper 6 Cyl 4.0L KYB

P311-0CC3659    W0133-1625712  New

Qty:
$51.11
KYB Steering Damper
Brand: KYB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Drive Type Block Engine CID CC
1995 - Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo RWD L 6 Cyl 4.0L 242 -
KYB
2008 Jeep Wrangler Steering Damper KYB

P311-283EA35    W0133-1849714  New

Qty:
$67.26
KYB Steering Damper
Brand: KYB
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2008 - Jeep Wrangler
Bilstein
2008 Jeep Wrangler Steering Damper Bilstein

P311-35D7153    W0133-1916535  New

Qty:
$131.04
Bilstein Steering Damper
  • B6 5100 Series
Brand: Bilstein
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Submodel Drive Type
2008 - Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X 4WD
Mopar
2012 Jeep Wrangler Steering Damper Mopar

P311-49D3F40    W0133-2028836  New

Qty:
$82.34
Mopar Steering Damper
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
  • May Require New Housing 68017193AB if Not Already Equipped
Brand: Mopar
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2012 - Jeep Wrangler
Mopar
2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Steering Damper Mopar

P311-49D3F40    W0133-2028836  New

Qty:
$82.34
Mopar Steering Damper
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Mopar
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2018 - Jeep Wrangler JK
KYB
1985 Jeep Scrambler Steering Damper - Front KYB - Steering Stabilizer

P311-2F68BEA    SS15345  New

6802SE , SA1943

Qty:
$53.06
KYB Steering Damper  Front
  • STEERING STABILIZER
  • Complete Kit Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Steering Stabilizer
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Length: 11.87
    • Extended Length: 20.25
    • Lower Mount Type: S
    • Upper Mount Type: S
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1985 - Jeep Scrambler Front
KYB
2014 Jeep Wrangler Steering Damper - Front KYB - Steering Stabilizer

P311-01361F5    SS11318  New

Qty:
$47.22
KYB Steering Damper  Front
  • STEERING STABILIZER
  • Replacement Unit Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Steering Stabilizer
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Length: 12.12
    • Extended Length: 19.73
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(12.8x35)
    • Upper Mount Type: E1
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2014 - Jeep Wrangler Front
KYB
1990 Jeep Wagoneer Steering Damper - Front KYB - Steering Stabilizer

P311-2F68BEA    SS15345  New

6802SE , SA1943

Qty:
$53.06
KYB Steering Damper  Front
  • STEERING STABILIZER
  • DANA #30, Fits axles up to 2 3/4" Diameter Complete Kit Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Steering Stabilizer
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Length: 11.87
    • Extended Length: 20.25
    • Lower Mount Type: S
    • Upper Mount Type: S
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1990 - Jeep Wagoneer Front
KYB
1986 Jeep Comanche Steering Damper - Front KYB - Steering Stabilizer

P311-4F39740    SS10317  New

SC2928 , 6807SE

Qty:
$36.25
KYB Steering Damper  Front
  • STEERING STABILIZER
  • Replacement Unit Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Steering Stabilizer
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Length: 12.19
    • Extended Length: 19.87
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(12.8x35)
    • Upper Mount Type: E1
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1986 - Jeep Comanche Front
KYB
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Steering Damper - Front KYB - Steering Stabilizer

P311-4F39740    SS10317  New

SC2928 , 6807SE

Qty:
$36.25
KYB Steering Damper  Front
  • STEERING STABILIZER
  • OEM Replacement Cylinder Recommended OEM Replacement
  • Steering Stabilizer
  • Product Attributes:
    • Compressed Length: 12.19
    • Extended Length: 19.87
    • Lower Mount Type: E2(12.8x35)
    • Upper Mount Type: E1
Brand: KYB
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2006 - Jeep Grand Cherokee Front
Monroe
2006 Jeep TJ Steering Damper - Front Monroe - Monroe Magnum Steering Damper

P311-1F5665F    SC2928  New

6853SE , 6801SE , 52087827AB , 52037506 , 52088960AA , 52087956 , 52037506AB , 52087827 , 6804SE , 52088959AA , SS10317 , 14040 , 52087956AB

Qty:
$31.95
Monroe Steering Damper  Front
  • Replacement Unit for OEM 22025058, 8952-002-739, J3236097, 52087640, 52087827, 52088960, 52088959 or 68053860
  • Monroe Magnum Steering Damper
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P00837
    • Compressed Length: 12.000
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Inferior: Buje Con Casquillo - 1/2" X 1.3/8"
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Superior: Buje Sin Casquillo - 5/8" X 1.5/16"
    • Extended Length: 19.500
    • Longitud Extendida: 19.500
    • Lower Mounting Code: Ls37
    • Lower Mounting Description: Loop Bushing & Sleeve Mount - 1/2" Sleeve Id X 1.3/8" Sleeve Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 2006
    • Min Year Covered: 1980
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Jeep Wrangler
    • Most Popular Year: 1998
    • Parts Pack(s): P00837
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Tipo de Montura Inferior: Ls37
    • Tipo de Montura Superior: L1
    • Total Part VIO: 2210401
    • Travel Length: 7.500
    • Upper Mounting Code: L1
    • Upper Mounting Description: Loop Bushing Mount - 5/8" Bushing Id X 1.5/16" Bushing Oal
    • Viaje: 7.500
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2006 - Jeep TJ Front
Monroe
1983 Jeep Cherokee Steering Damper - Front Monroe - Monroe Magnum Steering Damper

P311-558E07E    SC2940  New

SS10316

Qty:
$35.30
Monroe Steering Damper  Front
  • with OEM # 4975423, 4975424
  • Monroe Magnum Steering Damper
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P00843,p01098
    • Compressed Length: 10.625
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Inferior: Buje Sin Casquillo - 5/8" X 1.5/16"
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Superior: Espiga Con Separador - 2.3/8" X 3/8"-16
    • Extended Length: 17.375
    • Longitud Extendida: 17.375
    • Lower Mounting Code: L1
    • Lower Mounting Description: Loop Bushing Mount - 5/8" Bushing Id X 1.5/16" Bushing Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 1991
    • Min Year Covered: 1972
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Jeep Cj7
    • Most Popular Year: 1979
    • Parts Pack(s): P00843,p01098
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Tipo de Montura Inferior: L1
    • Tipo de Montura Superior: S4
    • Total Part VIO: 178513
    • Travel Length: 6.750
    • Upper Mounting Code: S4
    • Upper Mounting Description: Stem Mount - 2.3/8" Stem Length X 3/8"-16 Thread Pitch
    • Viaje: 6.750
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1983 - Jeep Cherokee Front
Monroe
1990 Jeep Wagoneer Steering Damper - Front Monroe - Monroe Magnum Steering Damper

P311-558E07E    SC2940  New

SS10316

Qty:
$35.30
Monroe Steering Damper  Front
  • Replaces OEM # 4975423, 4975424
  • Monroe Magnum Steering Damper
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P00843,p01098
    • Compressed Length: 10.625
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Inferior: Buje Sin Casquillo - 5/8" X 1.5/16"
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Superior: Espiga Con Separador - 2.3/8" X 3/8"-16
    • Extended Length: 17.375
    • Longitud Extendida: 17.375
    • Lower Mounting Code: L1
    • Lower Mounting Description: Loop Bushing Mount - 5/8" Bushing Id X 1.5/16" Bushing Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 1991
    • Min Year Covered: 1972
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Jeep Cj7
    • Most Popular Year: 1979
    • Parts Pack(s): P00843,p01098
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Tipo de Montura Inferior: L1
    • Tipo de Montura Superior: S4
    • Total Part VIO: 178513
    • Travel Length: 6.750
    • Upper Mounting Code: S4
    • Upper Mounting Description: Stem Mount - 2.3/8" Stem Length X 3/8"-16 Thread Pitch
    • Viaje: 6.750
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1990 - Jeep Wagoneer Front
Monroe
1985 Jeep Scrambler Steering Damper - Front Monroe - Monroe Magnum Steering Damper

P311-558E07E    SC2940  New

SS10316

Qty:
$35.30
Monroe Steering Damper  Front
  • Replaces OEM # 4975423, 4975424, J0940105
  • Monroe Magnum Steering Damper
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P00843,p01098
    • Compressed Length: 10.625
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Inferior: Buje Sin Casquillo - 5/8" X 1.5/16"
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Superior: Espiga Con Separador - 2.3/8" X 3/8"-16
    • Extended Length: 17.375
    • Longitud Extendida: 17.375
    • Lower Mounting Code: L1
    • Lower Mounting Description: Loop Bushing Mount - 5/8" Bushing Id X 1.5/16" Bushing Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 1991
    • Min Year Covered: 1972
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Jeep Cj7
    • Most Popular Year: 1979
    • Parts Pack(s): P00843,p01098
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Tipo de Montura Inferior: L1
    • Tipo de Montura Superior: S4
    • Total Part VIO: 178513
    • Travel Length: 6.750
    • Upper Mounting Code: S4
    • Upper Mounting Description: Stem Mount - 2.3/8" Stem Length X 3/8"-16 Thread Pitch
    • Viaje: 6.750
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1985 - Jeep Scrambler Front
Monroe
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Steering Damper - Front Monroe - Monroe Magnum Steering Damper

P311-53B2BC7    SC2962  New

14071 , 52088251AB , SS10317 , 52088251

Qty:
$35.56
Monroe Steering Damper  Front
  • Replaces OEM # 52088251
  • Monroe Magnum Steering Damper
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P01326
    • Compressed Length: 12.750
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Inferior: Buje Con Casquillo - 12mm X 1.3/8"
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Superior: Buje Con Casquillo - 10mm X 1.7/16"
    • Extended Length: 20.750
    • Longitud Extendida: 20.750
    • Lower Mounting Code: Ls24
    • Lower Mounting Description: Loop Bushing & Sleeve Mount - 12mm Sleeve Id X 1.3/8" Sleeve Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 2004
    • Min Year Covered: 1999
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Jeep Grand Cherokee
    • Most Popular Year: 2004
    • Parts Pack(s): P01326
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Tipo de Montura Inferior: Ls24
    • Tipo de Montura Superior: Ls5
    • Total Part VIO: 964168
    • Travel Length: 8.000
    • Upper Mounting Code: Ls5
    • Upper Mounting Description: Loop Bushing & Sleeve Mount - 10mm Sleeve Id X 1.7/16" Sleeve Oal
    • Viaje: 8.000
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
2004 - Jeep Grand Cherokee Front
Monroe
1985 Jeep Scrambler Steering Damper - Front Monroe - Rancho RS5000 Steering Damper

P311-196897B    RS5402  New

Qty:
$66.09
Monroe Steering Damper  Front
  • Single Steering Damper; Must Use with RS5508 Steering Damper Mounts
  • Rancho RS5000 Steering Damper
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P01134
    • Compressed Length: 12.230
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Inferior: Espiga Con Separador - 2.3/8" X 3/8"-16
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Superior: Espiga Con Separador - 2.3/8" X 3/8"-16
    • Diámetro del Tubo de Reserva: 2.180
    • Extended Length: 20.250
    • Longitud Extendida: 20.250
    • Lower Mounting Code: S4
    • Lower Mounting Description: Stem Mount - 2.3/8" Stem Length X 3/8"-16 Thread Pitch
    • Max Year Covered: 2007
    • Min Year Covered: 1943
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    • Most Popular Year: 2004
    • Parts Pack(s): P01134
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Reserve Tube Diameter: 2.180
    • Tipo de Montura Inferior: S4
    • Tipo de Montura Superior: S4
    • Total Part VIO: 10015300
    • Travel Length: 8.020
    • Upper Mounting Code: S4
    • Upper Mounting Description: Stem Mount - 2.3/8" Stem Length X 3/8"-16 Thread Pitch
    • Viaje: 8.020
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Position
1985 - Jeep Scrambler Front
Monroe
1990 Jeep Wagoneer Steering Damper - Front Monroe - Rancho RS5000 Steering Damper

P311-473AEE7    RS5404  New

52038476 , 52039282 , 52039280

Qty:
$66.09
Monroe Steering Damper  Front
  • with OEM Steering Damper Mounts; Single Steering Damper
  • Rancho RS5000 Steering Damper
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P01619,p00932,p00837
    • Compressed Length: 14.520
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Inferior: Buje Sin Casquillo - 5/8" X 1.5/16"
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Superior: Buje Sin Casquillo - 5/8" X 1.5/16"
    • Diámetro del Tubo de Reserva: 2.180
    • Extended Length: 23.960
    • Longitud Extendida: 23.960
    • Lower Mounting Code: L1
    • Lower Mounting Description: Loop Bushing Mount - 5/8" Bushing Id X 1.5/16" Bushing Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 1999
    • Min Year Covered: 1966
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Dodge Ram 1500
    • Most Popular Year: 1998
    • Parts Pack(s): P01619,p00932,p00837
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Reserve Tube Diameter: 2.180
    • Tipo de Montura Inferior: L1
    • Tipo de Montura Superior: L1
    • Total Part VIO: 1174746
    • Travel Length: 9.440
    • Upper Mounting Code: L1
    • Upper Mounting Description: Loop Bushing Mount - 5/8" Bushing Id X 1.5/16" Bushing Oal
    • Viaje: 9.440
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
1990 - Jeep Wagoneer 4WD Front
Monroe
2006 Jeep TJ Steering Damper - Front Monroe - Rancho RS5000 Steering Damper

P311-10D785C    RS5407  New

52087827 , 52088959AA , 52087827AB , 52060059AE , 52088960AA , 52087956AB , 52060058AE , 15059138 , 52060058AD , 52087956

Qty:
$66.09
Monroe Steering Damper  Front
  • with OEM Steering Damper Mounts; Single Steering Damper
  • Rancho RS5000 Steering Damper
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P00837,p00953
    • Compressed Length: 11.910
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Inferior: Buje Con Casquillo - 1/2" X 1.3/8"
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Superior: Buje Sin Casquillo - 5/8" X 1.5/16"
    • Diámetro del Tubo de Reserva: 1.860
    • Extended Length: 19.470
    • Longitud Extendida: 19.470
    • Lower Mounting Code: Ls37
    • Lower Mounting Description: Loop Bushing & Sleeve Mount - 1/2" Sleeve Id X 1.3/8" Sleeve Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 2009
    • Min Year Covered: 1987
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Jeep Wrangler
    • Most Popular Year: 2007
    • Parts Pack(s): P00837,p00953
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Reserve Tube Diameter: 1.860
    • Tipo de Montura Inferior: Ls37
    • Tipo de Montura Superior: L1
    • Total Part VIO: 3581484
    • Travel Length: 7.560
    • Upper Mounting Code: L1
    • Upper Mounting Description: Loop Bushing Mount - 5/8" Bushing Id X 1.5/16" Bushing Oal
    • Viaje: 7.560
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2006 - Jeep TJ 4WD Front
Monroe
2009 Jeep Wrangler Steering Damper - Front Monroe - Rancho RS5000 Steering Damper

P311-10D785C    RS5407  New

52087827 , 52088959AA , 52087827AB , 52060059AE , 52088960AA , 52087956AB , 52060058AE , 15059138 , 52060058AD , 52087956

Qty:
$66.09
Monroe Steering Damper  Front
  • Single Steering Damper; Must Use with RS5510 Steering Damper Mounts
  • Rancho RS5000 Steering Damper
  • Product Attributes:
    • Accesorio(s): P00837,p00953
    • Compressed Length: 11.910
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Inferior: Buje Con Casquillo - 1/2" X 1.3/8"
    • Descripción del Tipo de Montura Superior: Buje Sin Casquillo - 5/8" X 1.5/16"
    • Diámetro del Tubo de Reserva: 1.860
    • Extended Length: 19.470
    • Longitud Extendida: 19.470
    • Lower Mounting Code: Ls37
    • Lower Mounting Description: Loop Bushing & Sleeve Mount - 1/2" Sleeve Id X 1.3/8" Sleeve Oal
    • Max Year Covered: 2009
    • Min Year Covered: 1987
    • Most Popular Make / Model: Jeep Wrangler
    • Most Popular Year: 2007
    • Parts Pack(s): P00837,p00953
    • Product Grade: Premium
    • Reserve Tube Diameter: 1.860
    • Tipo de Montura Inferior: Ls37
    • Tipo de Montura Superior: L1
    • Total Part VIO: 3581484
    • Travel Length: 7.560
    • Upper Mounting Code: L1
    • Upper Mounting Description: Loop Bushing Mount - 5/8" Bushing Id X 1.5/16" Bushing Oal
    • Viaje: 7.560
Brand: Monroe
Position: Front
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle Drive Type Position
2009 - Jeep Wrangler 4WD Front
Mopar
2006 Jeep Wrangler Steering Damper Mopar

P311-48AC882    W0133-1965375  New

Qty:
$125.68
Mopar Steering Damper
  • This Original Equipment Manufacturer part is the same part that was made & installed by the car manufacturer at the factory where the car was produced.
Brand: Mopar
Additional Fitment Information:
Vehicle
2006 - Jeep Wrangler

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Maintenence Question about Jeep Shock Absorbers

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Question From Tylerkent on Maintenence Question about Jeep Shock Absorbers

My 1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic (not the Grand Cherokee or Wrangler) 4.0 liter, 4X4, has 200,000 miles on it. Should I replace the shock absorbers? They are original.

Response From Hammer Time

Yep, you're way past due.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Just a note on that: Do them as Hammer said. You'd be surprised that the general ride, handling and feel comes back that so slowly you didn't know was lost - go for it,

T

Response From Discretesignals Top Rated Answer

Don't forget the steering damper and have the front end inspected for loose or worn out steering and suspension components.

95 wrangler YJ u joint angles

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Question From ddodd64:209 on 95 wrangler YJ u joint angles

my mom has a 95 jeep wrangler YJ with a 2" body lift and 6" suspension lift i need to know the angle of the u joints. the jeep makes a poping noise when you get to 40-45mph but will stop if you let off the gas and slow down but will arise again when you speed up. the trany mount is blown with i suspect is "a" problem.

Response From re-tired Top Rated Answer

By all means fix the tranny mount. As for the shims or wedges a general rule of thumb is 1 degree for each inch of lift. The body lift does not factor in . I once owned a 73 cj-5 , 6" spring lift ,5" body lift 40 " ground hogs ,dual blisten shocks on each corner,daul steering damper, 383 stroker eng , full roll cage , 5 point harness. Just a little advise . It WILL handle different ,always wear your belt . I had a unlicensed, uninsured A hole run a red light , went under me . After 4 rolls with a half twist I ended up hanging in my harness with just bruises. Jeep was terminal.

Jeep streering vibration

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Question From texas_twister on Jeep streering vibration

I have a 2003 Jeep Sahara. About 2 years after I purchased it is developed a severe vibration when traveling between 80 and 90 kph (50 - 55 mph). Within a week, this vibration was so bad the steering wheel was jumping like crazy. This vibration only happened when I accelerated up or down through that speed or travelled at that speed.

I took it into the dealer and they replaced the U clamp rotated and aligned the tires. This did very little to improve the situation. I went back and was told to replace the tires. They had less than 45,000 kilometers on them. I did so and the vibration lessened but did not go away.

Now, 5,000 kilometers later, the vibration is coming back and the dealer says I need new tires. Any suggestions?

Response From texas_twister

Thanks for the advise guys. I'll look into it.

Response From way2old Top Rated Answer

I would check to see if the steering damper(sideways shock absorber) is weak. Look for any fluid leaking where the piston goes into the body of the damper. If leaking, replace damper.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Quote:
"This vibration only happened when I accelerated up or down through that speed or travelled at that speed. "
____________________

This still really points to the U-joints (said already replaced ? One or both outers?) if only one I think it's not right or the other was worse. That shock as way2old suggested would really make things worse if bad but I don't think by iteself would cause it. Those really do help the well known misbahavior of these critters just driving along.

Rotate those tires now as whatever the problem is could cause a wear problem on the tire(s) and the fix won't seem fixed

T

2006 Jeep Liberty Steering Wheel Shakes when braking

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Question From SandiP on 2006 Jeep Liberty Steering Wheel Shakes when braking

Hi! I'm hoping someone can help me figure out what is going on with my Jeep. About a year ago I noticed that the steering wheel would shake when I pressed on the brakes. I've had the brake pads and rotors replaced since this started and wasn't told there were any other issues. To be honest I didn't ask about this specific problem. The shaking has gotten much worse and I have taken my Jeep to 2 mechanics and neither could tell me what was wrong. The shaking happens as soon as I press on the brakes but if I am using the cruise control, there is NO shaking. I do have over-sized tires and a lift on my Jeep. Both mechanics thought that might be the problem. I replaced the tires and the problem is still there. Any ideas??

Response From Tom Greenleaf Top Rated Answer

I tend to agree with the two mechanics - vehicle is altered so all bets off but still need to know all front end parts are tight and not worn.


Dunno what you mean about the cruise control as that shuts off instantly if you touch the brakes so why would that matter?


Sometimes new or not rotors are just not right out of the box. Even machining them doesn't solve all or for long. If a brake is just slightly dragging that wheel will be warm to hot which can aggravate braking and hence the shake felt in steering wheel.


More: Is this or should it be equipped with a steering damper (shock for steering not suspension) ?? It's on the maybe list IMO too.


IDK - I'd hoist front wheels and see them spin free and check all parts for free-play -- not much of any allowed. The lift all depending may have hopelessly thrown off alignment specs but should be showing as odd tire wear.


In short if all is safe I blame it on being altered if nothing else found,


T

Response From SandiP

Thank you for responding Tom.

The lift was done right after I got the vehicle. It didn't start shaking until 3 years later.

I mentioned the cruise control because I frequently use the decrease speed option. This engages the brakes. The steering wheel does not shake at all while braking when I use this feature.

I replaced the tires because the tire threads were getting worn and the mechanic thought that was the problem. but replacing them didn't stop the shaking.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

I was UNAWARE that any current cruise controls actually apply brakes! Either it doesn't or just never noticed one literally since the 1960s! Even so it would be the same brakes and no clue why that would matter.


OK - any lash (free-play) in steering anything to do with holding wheels in place, suspension, -- all of it has some play if you jockey a wheel watching a free steering wheel by hand you'll notice some.


All steering I know of (check for yourself*) will have intentional free-play when not set to dead straight ahead as positioned by steering wheel, mark on shaft, down to whatever u-joints and probably a damper for less road annoying feel thru steering wheel such that it will compensate for the different arcs of a turn as well as possible to avoid scrubbing.


Test if you don't believe me - shut off vehicle. Put key so steering is not locked or not I guess, turn to near an extreme left or right and feel the play. When pointed straight ahead there should be almost none.


Sometimes in the course of messing with cars/vehicles a steering wheel gets "centered" but just removing it and placing it back on not paying attention to the real center for either a rack and pinion or gear box type and will be forever not perfect. Any slight reason for a vibration will likely show up as wheel vibrations if there's play in certain conditions and may go away or be constant.


In lifting this thing it about had to have something done to accommodate a lot of things and it might have been then but waited to show itself - can't know without checking hard in person.


Not here to discourage some fun and been there but an incredible amount of engineering goes into the angles of alignment, tire sizes, center of gravity and so on it's a real brain twist.


Again - all parts need to be known good. Suspension and steering parts need prying and putting load or weight of vehicle just right on where to expose that possible wear or it wont show up.


About now I think you have effectively ruled out tires themselves. Takes real time to check all the items possible and IMO not done very often and should be with every responsible alignment job.


If checking and hoisting yourself to check things just be aware of what you may pry on to not harm anything.


Sorry for the novel - there's a lot to do with how a vehicle steers and is suspended,


T

Response From SandiP

thank you both for the responses. The ball joints and tie rods were replaced last year.

Sounds like this is beyond my comprehension.

I don't know much about cars. Just enough to know when something is wrong. I try to get it looked at or fixed right away. Sadly i have made many trips to my mechanic and found that it was just a stone that got lodged or something else.

I just assumed that because the speed decreased when I press the decel button on the cruise control, that meant the brakes were engaged. Didn't know you could stop a vehicle any other way. Again I don't know much about cars. Just trying to fix the problem before it gets worse. I love my Jeep and don't want to have it break down on me.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Ya - there's a boatload to know to just scratch the surface of understanding vehicles. Hard to be concise to explain and even with years at it there's always something to surprise even the best of techs.


No matter and it takes real help to find some issues by someone with the time in a rat-race world of drive-thru repair and such.


Side note on the cruise control. When (they did and I owned one) have cruise that applied brakes! You could watch the pedal get pulled down. That was on some with controls on the steering wheel. Braking was called "retard" on them. I actually found it a bit dangerous as the longer you held it the harder it tried to stop and about thru you thru the windshield!


Other - grease the heck out of this vehicle as kev2 said there's a lot of stresses on parts and your new parts should have fittings - do them or make sure they get done as they can go fast,


T

Response From kev2

I do not think the decrease speed engages the brakes-

The brakes and rotors have been done- eliminating that, next would be suspension check loose components- tie rod ends, control arms, bearing preload, etc, the lift is hard on components- last an alignment check