occasionally I am experiencing a front end shimmy that feels like a slipped belt on 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

when I get the shimmy it is felt in the steering but I have had the tires checked and balanced but I still get it slightly. I also feel a vibration when I brake at highway speeds. I think it may all be related has anyone had any experience with this? The Jeep has 93,000 miles and I would like to sell it or trade for a pickup but I don't want to if it's unsafe.

by in Hannibal, MO on April 02, 2012
2 answers
ANSWER by on April 03, 2012
Sounds like a brake rotor out of parallel. Depending on rotor thickness it can be machined to true it up. Not a real danger but it is irritating and may get worse in time.
ANSWER by on April 03, 2012
Try having rotors "turned" to with in specs. Or replace with new ones. Although not a big safety issue,it does cause unneeded stresses on other parts (shimmy, vibrations etc.) Have the steering parts looked over as well, for any signs or worn out parts.

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