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post #31 of 37 Old 03-21-2014, 10:39 AM
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My 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited had “wandering” problems. It has 250,000 miles with only the usual repairs. All joints and linkage on front are good, steering box and pump are good. Just had the alignment checked.
The problem turned out to be worn out bushings on the REAR stabilizer. Replaced them and it drives like new again!

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post #32 of 37 Old 10-11-2014, 10:16 PM
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kolac may be his buddy. but for 220 bucks I bougnht a track bar stabilizer bar 4 tie rods 4 sway bars and shocks on ebay as a whole kit. free shipping. although I could have replaced everything I only replaced half the parts.. keep in mind firestone and goodyear lie to you. they will say you have bad tie rods then try and sell you one for 200.00 that's about 160.00 labor for 20 minutes. they told me mine were bad . I bought all these parts and the tie rods were perfect. my mechanic went over them with a fine tooth comb. also the stabilizer bar track bar and shocks cost me 80.00 labor.. shop around
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post #33 of 37 Old 10-12-2014, 01:46 PM
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Old thread = old. But thanks for posting your experience.

Also Kolak sells quality parts. Which aren't always the cheapest. Who knows maybe he will sell you crappy eBay white shocks if you ask for them though.

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post #34 of 37 Old 08-27-2015, 08:20 PM
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well i got a situation i purchased 2004 jeep grand cherokee v6 4.0l truck owned it 6 months old and i have overheating problems and the truck is beginning to drag as if someone is pulling me from the other direction. i have no clue what the past owner did with this truck but need some advice to resolve the problem so i can have my truck running the the way it suppose to run. just to touch base i changed the crankshaft sensor , fan relays waterpump flush out radiator remove theromostat and the bout to change the head gasket.
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post #35 of 37 Old 08-28-2015, 01:36 PM
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Well other than it not being a V6, not being a truck, and not being in the right forum, you've come to the right place.

This thread is from when the WJ (1999-2004) grand cherokee and ZJ (1993-1998) grand cherokees shared a forum. The WJ forum has since been moved here:

The steering systems are quite different so you will have better luck posting in that forum. Have you had the alignment checked? Which direction is it pulling? Have you checked the brakes to rule out a sticking caliper?

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post #36 of 37 Old 03-12-2016, 11:45 PM
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I have the same Jeep and I had the exact same problem. After having my brother turn the steering wheel back and forth as I watched, I noticed that the track bar bushings were completely gone. There was 2-3" of play. It made windy roads terrifying. I couldn't find a way to just buy the bushings, I had to replace the whole bar but that fixed the problem.
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post #37 of 37 Old 03-13-2016, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by rmm149 View Post
I have a 2000 WJ that had the same problem. I put in a new steering box and it drives like new.
+1, had same issue and it was the gear box
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