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Need some advice.

For the last few weeks, I've been hearing/feeling a vibration from the front of the Jeep when I get over ~35MPH. It's VERY noticeable between 40 and 55.

It's too fast to be tire, plus I rotated the tires to make sure.

The one thing I noticed is that the vibration disappears on a fast right-hand curve, such as freeway on-ramps, but it comes back immediately when I straighten out, or go left.

I'm thinking one of my front bearings, but would like advice.

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-17-2009, 01:30 PM
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Front wheel bearing could be going, or some bad ball joints, or axle shaft u-joints. Get under there and also see if you have any loose hardware on the trackbar and other bolts. Shake the tie rod and drag link. The wheel unit bearings are really a POS so you may be on to it. We got 18" of snow just south of Buffalo last week, how much did you folks get?

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Need some advice.

For the last few weeks, I've been hearing/feeling a vibration from the front of the Jeep when I get over ~35MPH. It's VERY noticeable between 40 and 55.

It's too fast to be tire, plus I rotated the tires to make sure.

The one thing I noticed is that the vibration disappears on a fast right-hand curve, such as freeway on-ramps, but it comes back immediately when I straighten out, or go left.

I'm thinking one of my front bearings, but would like advice.

2007 2-dr JK with 2.5" TF BB and 4-dr springs.
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My advice is to stop driving it around waiting for something to break or fall off. Get thee to the suspension shop.

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Unfortunately, because of furlough, I AM the suspension shop.

We've barely had an inch of snow. I feel cheated.
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Your snow may be on the way.

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Snow would be SO nice.
I just finished a whirl-wind tour of PA, OH, IN, and MI to help a friend pick up an R&R trailer for his sleds.
16 hours later, I'm back home wishing I had a sled also. And some snow to enjoy it in.

As for the front end noise, I'll prolly go talk to a dealer and see if I can get a diagnosis without it costing an arm and a leg.
Maybe they'll even warranty it (the first time. doubt they'd do it twice with the bigger tires and lift).
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jack the front up and get under it with a pry bar. you should be able to find the bad part.
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jack the front up and get under it with a pry bar. you should be able to find the bad part.
X2 on that. Get on the creeper and roll around under it with the pry bar. Don't know your milage but it sounds like maybe ball joints to me.

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Would ball joints cause a growling vibration that increases and decreases as the speed of the Jeep changes?
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