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Unread 08-19-2013, 11:36 AM   #1
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Drove the grand cherokee for the first time since buying it a few weeks ago on the highway. It is a 97 v8 with 231 on it. I believe the v/c is already gone. I plan on doing it in october probably. Anyways I was going down the highway 65-70 mph all of a sudden the wheel starts jerking to the driver side. I stopped couldn't smell or feel anything that seemed out of place. drive another 10 miles roughly does it again. Stop still nothing, repeated this a couple times. Seemed to only happen when going over 50. It felt like something locked up almost. Has anyone had a similar problem?

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Unread 08-19-2013, 03:47 PM   #2
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google Death Wobble.

similar to those symptoms?
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Unread 08-19-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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It definetly isn't as bad as some of the video's I saw and it's not necessarily when it hits a bump. I should also say that the drag links, tie-rod's, and steering stabilizer were replaced a week or so ago due to bump steer and excess steering travel. Seemed to fix that. But I also noticed my rotors are worn differently, not sure if that's be the cause but will be pulling the calipers off to grease the slides regardless.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 04:50 PM   #4
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It is a 97 v8 with 231 on it. I believe the v/c is already gone. I plan on doing it in october probably.
What do you plan to do in October?
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Unread 08-19-2013, 05:40 PM   #5
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the v/c
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Unread 08-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #6
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Swapping in a case can be cheaper than a v/c. Easier too.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 06:32 PM   #7
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Nope. Not really.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 06:34 PM   #8
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then probably end up with something in roughly the same shape,but anyways anyone have any issues similar to mine that wasn't "death wobble"?
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Unread 08-19-2013, 11:12 PM   #9
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D It is a 97 v8 with 231 on it. I believe the v/c is already gone. I plan on doing it in october probably.
Am i the only one noticing about him saying he has a 231 and gonna replace the VC in it?
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Unread 08-20-2013, 07:45 AM   #10
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Am i the only one noticing about him saying he has a 231 and gonna replace the VC in it?

That's what I saw at first. Then noticed he wrote '231 on it' not '231 in it'.

Miles.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 01:40 PM   #11
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yes it has 231,000 miles on it
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Unread 08-25-2013, 02:50 PM   #12
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anyone???
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Unread 08-25-2013, 03:22 PM   #13
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Hard pulling to one side and different wear on the rotors, I'd be looking at the brakes for sure.
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