front end shakes when braking.

1,395

Asked by May 22, 2010 at 07:22 PM about the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

front end shakes violently. when braking. only becomes violent above 50mph and lessens as speed decreases.

possibilities....? warped rotors. out of the question. rotors and pads are brand new (first thing i checked)

steering stabilizer or dampener....? ive heard part by both names.

10 Answers

9,190

A faulty stabilizer could be causing a shake like that, especially if you run bigger tires or a lift. Also check your alignment and make sure other steering components are tight and there is no steering play.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
1,395

well truth be told i just added a 2inch budget boost. but my jeep shook prior to the lift. i had hoped we may have accidentally found the problem while putting it on but no dice. thanks for your help :)

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,395

steering is aligned and with very little play in the wheel.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
335

check control arms and front axles. worst case scenario the brake calipers may be flexing

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
1,395

it was the steering stabilizer. i replaced it some time ago, and the shaking went away. the old one was quite the bent up piece of junk. lost all of its hydraulic pressure

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
40

I have had the same problem with may 95 Grand Cherokee. First replaced front breaks and calipers, turned rotors. Problem went away, but came back after a few months. Was told the shaking was coming from the rear, and had that work done. problem went away, and came back again after a few months. Now thaw say the front brakes, caliper and rotors need replacing after only 18,000 miles on them. I am not letting them do it again even though pads are under warranty, until I find the reals cause of the shaking and break failure. Could the things you've mentioned cause the brake failure as well?

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
1,395

a faulty steering stabilizer can cause rotors to warp. the front end shaking may also be a result of old worn out tie rods as well.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

so can a bad balance and don't tell me it cant show up under hard braking.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
40

my '06 liberty is ok starting out or local driving. Only when on highways it get shaking problems. Had same problem with a honda crv- and tried all the same suggestions to no avail. it ended up being collapsed flexible brake lines to the calipers. the would not release the pressure to the rotors and became very hot. Again when cool they work fine but on long distance or high speeds they build up heat and may distort enough to act like warped rotors. anybody agree ?? I cost me a lot of money the first time, Hope to fix mine cheaper this time around. Don

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
30

I've got the same issue , shaking and bad wobble , what can I do to fix it

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Grand Cherokee

Looking for a Used Grand Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 70,762 nationwide Grand Cherokee listings starting at $995.

ZIP:

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

  • #1
    inuevafreak
    Reputation
    2,120
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,890
  • #3
    thejeepdoctor
    Reputation
    1,790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
370 Great Deals out of 40,787 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Wrangler
266 Great Deals out of 15,735 listings starting at $2,997
Used Ford Explorer
794 Great Deals out of 62,797 listings starting at $1,425
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
277 Great Deals out of 40,472 listings starting at $9,995
Used Toyota 4Runner
251 Great Deals out of 21,415 listings starting at $2,300
Used Dodge Durango
264 Great Deals out of 20,179 listings starting at $999
Used Dodge Charger
428 Great Deals out of 27,560 listings starting at $1,650
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
617 Great Deals out of 36,862 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford F-150
2,126 Great Deals out of 181,857 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Compass
244 Great Deals out of 33,366 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,084 Great Deals out of 181,396 listings starting at $1,898
Used Dodge Challenger
249 Great Deals out of 21,123 listings starting at $6,999
Used BMW X5
392 Great Deals out of 12,888 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Camaro
396 Great Deals out of 31,723 listings starting at $2,395
Used Ford Mustang
741 Great Deals out of 42,278 listings starting at $1,300

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.