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#2373 of 2589 2000 Jeep Cherokee "shaking out of control"
Jul 17, 2008 (12:48 pm)
I have a 2000 Jeep Cherokee w/ 85K miles that recently began having problems with the front end shaking out of control. At first the pulsations began while I was braking from 60 to 50mph, but then progressed to uncontrollable shaking (the car literally felt like it was going to fall apart).
I first took the Jeep in and had the rotors grinded, but then 2 days later the uncontrollable shaking happened again when I wasn't even braking. I took it in again, to a new shop, and had the front brakes and rotors replaced. The mechanic also fixed the U-joint in the front right axle thinking that this could also be causing the problem. Unfortunately, neither of these repairs solved the problem. The Jeep still shakes uncontrollably at high speeds or after going over a bump in the road. The mechanic is out of suggestions and I'm having the Jeep transferred to a body shop to have it checked out.
If anyone has any suggestions as to what is causing the problem or how to fix it, I would really appreciate it.
#2374 of 2589 Re: 2000 Jeep Cherokee "shaking out of control" [engineproblem]
Jul 17, 2008 (1:50 pm)
from reading the forum here,this is a regular problem..two things to check..u-joints in the front driveshaft,and the steering dampner-the shock absorber-lookin-thing on the steering.linkage...also,maybe rotate the tires front to back,as you may have "cupped" the tires when it was shaking...good luck!!
#2375 of 2589 Re: 2000 Jeep Cherokee "shaking out of control" [engineproblem]
Jul 18, 2008 (3:49 am)
I had a similar problem. In my case, I needed to replace both front wheel bearings. Mine crapped out about 100K and got real bad by 120K. Just another item to check into.
#2376 of 2589 Re: Door lock demons [k1yak]
Jul 30, 2008 (6:09 pm)
I have the same problem. did you ever figure it out?
#2377 of 2589 2000 Jeep Cherokee "shaking out of control" [engineproblem]
Jul 30, 2008 (11:59 pm)
in your other post,you said"
I had a similar problem. In my case, I needed to replace both front wheel bearings. Mine crapped out about 100K and got real bad by 120K. Just another item to check into."
did fixing the wheel bearings-both sides fix the shaking??
#2378 of 2589 Re: Door lock demons [k1yak]
Jul 31, 2008 (12:08 am)
forgot what i said in that post,but,no-i still don't have a body key for my cherokee..ny main problem seems to go back to the power command module-the computer just above the gas pedal..mine is missing,and from what i find here,it's a royal pain to get one that matches and works..
sometimes i long for the old days when you put in plugs,points,cap,rotor,a fresh air filter,change the oil,and was set for another season...computers are better-but only while they work..when you've got to start reprograming them,you've gone from be=ing a knuckle-bustin-grease monkey to a data entry person..the two aren't always harmonious..
Jul 31, 2008 (1:01 pm)
Hi i have just bought a standard jeep cherokee bull bar for my jeep on a 96 plate and im not mecanicly minded and wondered if any of you guys could tell me how to fit it Please and what size bolts i would need please. diagram would be nice thank you very much John
#2380 of 2589 1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo
Aug 02, 2008 (3:44 pm)
I have a 1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo and it shuts off while I am driving it. I was stopped at a stoplight and it just turned off. Got someone to help push it into a parking lot with me and within about 10 minutes it started back up. This is the second time in four months that it's happened, but the first time it started as quickly as it shut off, as soon as i realized it turned off, it turned itself back on. After the second time i went straight to a car store and had them check the alternator and battery, but they are both fine. Any advice as to what it may be?
#2381 of 2589 heater/ac control
Aug 03, 2008 (8:03 am)
i have a "95" cherokee, the problem, the wiring connection has melted down,i replaced the unit, but could not replace the plug,due to there is not enough wire to work with inside the little space in the dash area. does this mean i'll have to replace the whole harness? and what caused this melt down to begin with. also, would I be able to by-pass the belt connecting the compressor as i don't need to have the a/c,which don't work anyway. thanks for any help.
#2382 of 2589 Re: 1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo [smpiper]
Aug 04, 2008 (3:51 am)
Wanna bet its the crankshaft position sensor? Steve and Tidester, where do I put that
permanent post? Well, its is on the back of the bell housing at 11:00 position. Takes 4 feet of extensions to get to comfortably.Costs about 60 dollars. Get a Haynes manual and it will tell you how to test it. Mine failed both tests. Yes it's easier to test it than it is to replace it. You can test it from under the hood, but have to replace it from under the car. Good luck, not a hard thing to do! Re-post if you have any more questions!