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Loose/Worn Suspension/Steering Components May Cause Wobble in Steering Wheel on Jeep Grand Cherokee

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Loose or worn suspension and steering components can cause a wobble or shaking in the steering wheel. It may happen at a certain speed and subside as the vehicle accelerates through the range. Tire balance can contribute to this as well.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 155,634 (85,000–260,000)
12 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
68 people reported this problem
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when I get up to about 50 mph or slowing down the jeep shakes real bad like the tire about to fall off.
Hi, i have this problem and was wondering how much it would cost to fix. It feels like the whole car is wobbeling.
My jeep has a lift kit (2in) it has a death wobble now. I have been told it will cost me thousands to fix. it sits in my driveway, can't drive it and do not have thousands to fix it. I have replaced all tie rods upper and lower, this did not solve the problem. I was told to put back to original susp. or lift by pros. I bought it this way, not knowing anything about lift kits. buyer beware!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am out $10,000 + on this vehicle and can't fix or drive it.
front end shake at 45mph to 50mph
replace worn trackbar and rebalance wheels
some front hub bearing wear as well
If I hit a bump at a certain angle at 45mph or faster I'd get the "Death Wobble". The first thing I did was replace the whole steering link assembly with a beefier one than the OE. That helped. Upgraded shocks to Rancho 5000's IIRC. BUT upgrading the sway bar end links and especially the front track bar solved the problem for me!!!
Wobbles at 50 then goes away. Makes a really hard rubbing noise doing 70 mph.
Jeep cherokee country 4.0l