Steering is real lose

Asked by Guru9ZNJB7 Dec 10, 2020 at 07:44 PM about the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I nust bought this truck it wasnt doin it when i purchased it
but just a few days later it started swerving all over the
road im no mechanic but am inkline to do bout anything as
long as i know what ill be replacimg plz help me figure out
this issue

3 Answers


Steering issues should not be taken lightly. Have a mechanic look at it ASAP. IF any of the suspension or steering components are original, my guess is on a 18 year old SUV, you have worn steering components, like tie rod ends and ball joints or the steering column rag joint.


Ball joints could have been rusted and when you drove it you could have broken the rust loose on mostly worn ball joints causing the issue. I'd take it to a reputable mechanic shop that deals with suspension and alignments.

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Get front end up in air and sitting securely on stands sot tires are off ground. Shake each tire left and right as well as up and down. While doing so watch suspension and steering components behind tires. Focus attention towards tie rods and control arms.

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