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Unread 11-09-2012, 02:00 AM   #1
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95 Jeep Grand Cherokee steering wheel shakes at 60+ mph and makes noise when braking

I have a 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4wd, v8. We recently had a tune up, well apparently the mechanic didn't tighten the oil filter enough and the pressure popped the oil filter out. We took it back and they replaced the oil filter and oil. When the filter first fell out, we heard a popping noise and it felt like we ran something over, (we thought we ran over the oil filter) although we didn't. Now the steering wheel shakes when driving at 60 mph and above. Also, when applying the breaks it makes a noise, likes its rubbing on something. It sounds like the tire has a bubble in it, a "tittie". I also hear the noise when I'm going slow, under 20 mph. I don't hear it above 20 mph except when I'm breaking. I was told to get the tires balanced, which i did. The noise was less frequent, but its still there. Its loudest when applying the breaks going under 20 mph.


HELP PLEASE!!!

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Unread 11-09-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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I had that happen and it was the front steering stabilizer shock on the steering on the front. I think I got one for 25 bucks. Did it myself just 2 bolts. You'll
need a big hammer to one of them off.

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Unread 11-09-2012, 01:58 PM   #3
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Im thinking steering stabalizer, or steering linkage has slop in it and needs replaced

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Unread 11-09-2012, 07:17 PM   #4
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Have you checked your rotors and pads?
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Unread 11-10-2012, 12:10 AM   #5
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Not yet, someone mentioned the rotors and pads. Getting that done as soon as possible. I was also told that it could be the ball joints or U Joints.... I'm so frustrated. They were telling me that it could snap and flip the jeep, I'm so scared to drive now.
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Unread 11-10-2012, 08:09 AM   #6
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You need to have a competent shop drive and inspect it, which will include removing the front wheels. Could be a dozen different causes, some scarier than others.

Don't let anyone diagnose it on the internet based on what you've typed here. That's all guesswork. If you're not going to pull the front wheels yourself to get a good look, then go with whatever a professional says.

Choose your shop wisely so you can trust what they say. That means you're not using a tire shop or a dealership or a national muffler chain. You're using a locally owned, locally run shop.

When the filter fell off, how was your truck towed back to the shop? Flatbed or standard wrecker? If it was towed with 2 wheels on the ground, the tow could've screwed up something in the frontend (like a broken CV joint, etc) which would link the oil filter to the vibration even though they're unrelated events.

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