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what could be causing my 1997 jeep wrangler 4cyl engine to Sometimes shake/vibrate when i go over a bump. My wheel will shake really bad for a few seconds than stops.

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Macy, Something is loose in the front end of your car. I highly recommend you get it to the shop ASAP to have it checked out. I suspect it could be a safety issue. All My Best, Amy Mattinat

Amy Plant-Lowe, Owner at Plant's Auto Service MACY, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU MAY HAVE SOME PLAY IN IN THE STABALIZER BAR OR SWAY BAR LINKS. WHEN YOU GO OVER A BUMP THE WHEELS ARE ACTUALLY MOVING BACK & FORTH BECAUSE WEAR. WHEN THE VEHICLE BOUNCES IT'S LIKE SNAPPING A RUBBER BAND. THE RUBBER BAND WILL VIBRATE FOR A COUPLE SECONDS AND THEN STOP. I WOULD GET THIS CHECKED OUT AS SOON AS YOU CAN. ONCE ONE PART STARTS TO HAVE WEAR IT CAUSES WEAR ON ALL OF YOUR STEERING COMPONENTS AND COULD EVEN BE DANGEROUS DEPENDING ON WHICH PARTS ARE WORN AND HOW BADLY! THANK YOU FOR USING ASKPATTY.COM

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