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post #1 of 2 Old 02-15-2015, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Please help front end rattle / loose steering 01 cherokee

I have a 2001 cherokee. I have very loose steering. Lots of play in the wheel and constantly correcting it going down the road. I need to get to the bottom of it. I always have a rattling sound coming from the front end when I hit bumps that goes away when I apply the brakes. Not sure if this is related but I was told it could possibly be play in the hubs?

I also get death wobble pretty frequent I'm assuming these problems are all related.

I've put on new tie rod ends, new steering stabalizer, new steering box, and I know it's properly aligned

I'm obviously not the most experienced when it comes to this stuff. Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone.

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post #2 of 2 Old 02-18-2015, 06:56 PM
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The most common causes of death wobble are a worn/loose track bar, lower control arm bushings, and ball joints. Could be just 1 of these items, or a combination of them bad.

Go to the XJ forum and search, you'll find threads on diagnosing the problem as opposed to just throwing parts at your Jeep until one of them finally fixes the problem.

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