|04-16-2011 01:57 PM|
|04-16-2011 01:45 PM|
|jeepers29||If your not going to work on your jeep yourself, you need to ask around for ideas on a new mechanic.|
|04-16-2011 12:25 PM|
|Mo-Mos Jeep||Worn-out steering stablizer???|
|04-16-2011 11:50 AM|
Do you still have the printout from your front-end alignment? If so, please post the numbers for the caster angle and toe-in that your Jeep ended up with after the aligment.
|04-16-2011 10:52 AM|
|00silverTJ||Post some pics of your rig. Is your rear end sagging? If so that could be throwing your caster off.|
|04-15-2011 10:59 PM|
|Rawkon||what shocks did you get???? 600 seriously??? id call the BBB.|
|04-15-2011 10:53 PM|
|04-15-2011 10:46 PM|
|InfernoGirl||Check the air pressure in your tires........ I'm guessing they're over inflated.|
|04-15-2011 10:43 PM|
I always advise new jeep owners to spend their first dollars on tools and a good manual. Jeeps are not hard to work on and so many small jobs can be done with a little bit of advice and a bunch if desire. Also look for a local jeep club and ride along on some trails and gain some knowledge.
X2 on the sway bar connects and bushings.
|04-15-2011 10:33 PM|
|jrussblues||Im not gonna add insult to injury by commenting on the labor price. I would say look at sway bar bushings and invest in a good repair manual. Jeeps require work over time, its in their nature, and I've found that if I can read it then I can do it myself and its saved me thousands.|
|04-15-2011 09:56 PM|
|Adonis||$600 for two $30 shocks???? Time to start doing your own work on the jeep.|
|04-15-2011 09:55 PM|
|melindag||Mine did that when I first got it and we put new tires put on it and it was fine afterwards, I can do 60 plus and not feel anything.|
|04-15-2011 08:04 PM|
|syoun0||Trust me I know, he just did without asking me even if I wanted to replace them or giving me an estimate on the cost. I am not sure about the sway bar? I have'nt had any modifications done to it so it all stock.|
|04-15-2011 07:57 PM|
#1 you got bent over paying what you did for shocks
#2 Are you sure you have your front sway bar connected?
|04-15-2011 07:45 PM|
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Driving my 2001 wrangler is like driving a hovercraft, or I m on ice especially when itís windy. Itís not really noticeable until I get over 50mph. I have taken it to the same mechanic 5 times now. The first time I was told it was a bad front shock so they replaced the front 2 shocks for almost $600, it felt a little better but still felt dangerous on the HWY. I was told to get the wheels re- aligned. I did that at sears for around $80 I think. It still felt loose so I took it back to the mechanics and was told it was the gearbox that needed to be tightened. That did nothing. I brought it back for the 3rd time and was told my rear shock was bad so they replaced the back 2 shocks for only $300 this time. The first 2-3 days it actually felt fixed, then I was right back to where I started minus a $1,000. I thought maybe one of the shocks went bad since it felt fixed at first so I took it back thinking he would replace it for free. I told him I did not want to pay for anything else if it wasnít one of the shocks. Magically it felt fine to him when he drove it, and it took him 2 days to tell me this! My jeep is the only source of transportation I have. I have to drive it on the HWY every day to get to work so I have to get this fixed. I do not have a lot of auto mechanic experience so any insight would be greatly appreciated. Ė Thanks