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Unread 04-13-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
shawn13
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someone help me with my grand cherokee problem

hey guys having problems with my 98 grand cherokee it has just over 100,000 miles everything is fine shifts with no problems xcept when i hit the hwy when i hit about 60-65 i get a massive jerking while trying to accelerate seems like its coming from the transmission can neone solve my problem?

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Unread 04-14-2011, 09:17 AM   #2
charlesshoults
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Jerking

Mine began doing something like that shortly after I got it. Some might call it a death wobble. After I got up to highway speeds, the whole front end would shake violently and would only go away if I slowed back down to about 45. It was found to be caused by warped brake rotors.

Now, if the transmission were responsible, I've no idea to do.
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Unread 04-14-2011, 09:21 AM   #3
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could also be the tires need to be balanced. have u checked that or have them done recently?
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Unread 04-14-2011, 09:42 AM   #4
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check trans fluid.. if its low it will kick in/out of overdrive..
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Unread 04-14-2011, 10:11 AM   #5
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its definatly not a death wobble its not coming from the front end at all and all the fluids are at the right levels im thinking maybe its the cat its just weird cuz it stays in overdrive but just bucks alot once you hit about 65 and try to accelerate
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Unread 04-14-2011, 10:24 AM   #6
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I would check your front CV, check to make sure the U-Joints are still in decent condition. When you get it bucking or shuttering lightly push the brake, just enough to get your brake lights to come on and see if that takes the bucking away. That is testing the torque converter.
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Unread 04-15-2011, 07:22 PM   #7
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thanks pecka lol will def have to check them u joints and tourque converter
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Unread 04-15-2011, 08:05 PM   #8
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Try turning off your OD and see if it still happens.
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Unread 04-15-2011, 09:46 PM   #9
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Possibly ignition related - does it feel like the motor is stumbling/loosing power and then surging?
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