my friend has a 99 jeep cherokee. I drove it today and noticed that the alignment seemed okay in general.. He told me to take it on the highway and take it up to like 55 mph. The steering column supposedly shutters.
I didn’t notice any real shuttering at 40 or below mph..I took it up to 70 and didn’t notice any real shuttering. But when one backs it down to like 55-47 mph , one can feel a pulsing in the column.
Odd huh..even worse is that I didn’t experience the hardcore shuttering he described to me. So I got off the highway and started to tool around on the back roads, I got the same results at like 50 some and then it shuttered harder this time.
I took it down to 40 and the shuttering stopped. Took it back up and the hard shuttering stopped and the milder pulsing continued.
My friend said he had a nail in the tire previous which sam’s club claimed to repair//perhaps the tire’s core is ruined?
I crawled under the jeep and checked the steering linkage.. it all appeared solid..no loose bolts/everything tight. The spongy rubber cushion of the tire rod end (passenger’s side) allowed the end to move like a 1/4 of an inch inward.
No clicks or hesitation in turns, wheel turns smoothly/no sounds/no grinding