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#275 of 448 Jeep engine Vibration
Nov 17, 2008 (2:25 pm)
My 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Lmt. 4X4 V.8 vibrates when i start the car & as I'm driving seems to persist through on any speed range. i just recently done oil change. it's has 94k miles but it runs perfectly fine. No check engine lights appears. transmission services has been done regularly. the vibration is comes & goes. Steering wheel shakes as well but Not badly & engine makes louder noise than normal. Never notice this vibration before. Jeep might need wheel alignment but this could be the reason? don't want to bring to the dealer ship to get an estimate yet. Please anybody had this issue? give me some opinions... please thanxs!
#276 of 448 Re: Jeep engine Vibration [thundy]
Nov 17, 2008 (6:27 pm)
dose it vibrate when you are stoped?
if not then look at drive train if dose it all the time look for bad berings on engine (water pump alt ideler pulley )
do you change your own oil? check where you jacked it on the frame and make sure that you didnt bend some thing (jacked on the frame i hope as the axel dont like to be jacked on )
#277 of 448 Re: Jeep engine Vibration [tuggajb]
Nov 17, 2008 (7:27 pm)
Sorry about the confusion, it sounded like i change my own oil. :0) I usually take it to Jiffy lube for oil change. Vibration begins when i start the engine. it seems like to me vibration is worst when car is warmed up. Car is lil over due from 90K miles service- currently 95K. I'm middle of searching for a good mechanic in town to see who can pin point the problem etc. Thanxs for your post BTW!
Do you have a Jeep grand Cherokee? or previously did perhaps?
#278 of 448 Re: Jeep engine Vibration [thundy]
Nov 18, 2008 (2:23 pm)
2000 jeep gr ch larado 4x4 v8 4.7 with 188000 miles on it
i change my own oil and use mobile 1 change at 7500 miles with fram ext service oil filter
only prob i have had are rotor warp(caused by over tighting lug nuts on wheels now when i go to tire shop for rotation i thghten lugs my self)
front drive shalf cvc joint bad
altnator with bad bearing
#279 of 448 seat belt in '05 jeep grand cherokee
Nov 18, 2008 (7:33 pm)
Can anyone help me...I have an '05 grand cherokee with a middle rear seat belt that doesn't retrack...it's as tight as it can be. Can anyone help me?
#280 of 448 Re: Jeep engine Vibration [thundy]
Nov 19, 2008 (6:59 am)
There are a number of possibilities in my opinion. If you feel the vibration when you're not moving, it could be build-up in the fuel injectors, since this can cause rough idling. I had my fuel injection system serviced at 130K and noticed a pleasant improvement. If the steering wheel shakes at a specific speed, then you need to balance your tires. An alignment issue won't usually cause vibration (unless something is loose) but it will produce unsafe/uneven wear on your tires. An oil change has no effect on any of the above.
#281 of 448 Re: 01 Cherokee squeals when using AC and defrost [unekgal]
Nov 19, 2008 (7:01 am)
Also check the engine fan clutch, which can also go bad with normal wear.
#282 of 448 Re: Jeep engine Vibration [thundy]
Nov 19, 2008 (7:01 am)
Also, how long has it been since you've changed your spark plugs & wires?
#283 of 448 Re: Jeep engine Vibration [trek87]
Nov 19, 2008 (9:43 am)
Actually taking my Jeep Grand Cherokkee to my mechanic tomorrow. i doubt that t the vibration will begin when i'm with my mechanic since the problem comes & goes. Seems like it does it when car is warm??? i'm guessing. It has been such hot weather in Los Angeles considering it's Nov. & i was cracking up the A.C. this pass weekend. that was when i felt the abnormal vibration. problem occurs either i'm driving or Not...I never felt this kind of vibration before tho. i will keep you post it & let you know what cause the vibration - Well..., if i find out..hopefully i will. Thanxs for suggestion. !!!! :0)
#284 of 448 Re: Jeep engine Vibration [thundy]
Nov 19, 2008 (11:02 am)
If the problem gets worse with the A/C turned on, it may be an engine belt issue (the A/C unit draws power from the engine belt). If the belt is too loose or too tight, it could contribute to the issues you're having.