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#230 of 302 Steering shutters during hot weather
Mar 21, 2010 (2:36 pm)
Jeep Problems-----2006 Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7 Liter Hemi
Vin # 1J8HR58296C302110
This steering problem seems to only happen during hot weather (in the winter months or below 80 degrees, no problem) after driving just a few minutes or longer the "steering shutters and jerks" while making turns. The shutter is very bad when backing and turning after being parked for a few minutes. Dealer performed the following on the following dates.
6-14-08--added anti foam. No help.
8-18-08--replaced Steering Gear.
9-12-08--replaced Steering Pump.
10-9-08--did bleed procedure.
10-14-08--Replaced Cooling Fan. After all this, there is improvement, but still has some shutter and jerk.
1-28-09--Pressure test and did flow rate test.
Still having the same problem in the summer months when outside temperature increases above 80 degrees. Shutter is extremely bad when outside temperature is above 100 degrees. Also from time to time when really hot a loud roar from fans when first started along with shutter for a few minutes.
This problem obviously is caused by high outside temperatures.
I am at a lost and it seems the Dealer is also.
Any ideas????????? Thank you.
#231 of 302 Re: Front end shakes violently [mrblack54]
Mar 22, 2010 (5:27 pm)
Check the steering stabilzer shock.
#232 of 302 Re: Front end shakes violently-correction [hikick1]
Mar 22, 2010 (5:40 pm)
Jeep uses a hydraulic stablelizer much like a shock. Replace it. Should work, did on my '98.
#233 of 302 Re: Steering shutters during hot weather [carrgo]
Mar 22, 2010 (6:05 pm)
If this happens only when moving, I had a similar problem on my 2001 Grand Cherokee. After months of troubleshooting, it turned out to be the master cylinder. After getting hot, fluid expansion and an out of tolerance shaft would cause the slightest pressure on the brakes which would cause severe shaking of the wheel, even without brakes applied. One thing I did to troubleshoot this was to put drilled slotted rotors on the front end. Problem went away but I could tell brakes were dragging just slightly. That lead me to the master cylinder. Just something new to check out.
#234 of 302 Re: Front end shakes violently-correction [hikick1]
Mar 23, 2010 (6:17 am)
Replace the steering stabilizer shock, fixed my '98.
#235 of 302 Re: Module-steering control? [firstjeep4]
Apr 26, 2010 (6:13 pm)
I am having the same problem with my steering column making that noise. A jeep dealer told me it was the clockspring. How much did it cost to have yours replaced? The dealer gave me some OUTRAGEOUS estimate to have it fixed.
#236 of 302 Re: Module-steering control? [scampjeep]
Apr 26, 2010 (8:03 pm)
I still have the problem.
#237 of 302 Re: Front end shakes violently-correction [carrgo]
May 07, 2010 (6:49 am)
There is a solution to this problem on this forum it is a bolt in the track bar. There is slop in the bolt it needs to be replaced with a larger bolt and you have to drill out something.
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#239 of 302 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee steering noise
May 23, 2010 (8:12 am)
i have a 98 GC w/ 157k miles on it and recently i hear a clacking noise coming from what sounds like the steering column under the hood when i turn the wheel..
also, i hear a clunking noise coming from the front drivers side wheel area when ever i go over bumps.
what is it and how do i fix it?
is this someting i can do my self, or do i have to take it in?
any help would be greatly appreciated.
thanx in advance