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Jeep Cherokee Bump Steer?

Jeep Cherokee Bump Steer? Topic: Case steering problems
May 26, 2019 / By Adene
Question: 2000 Jeep Cherokee XJ with a 2" lift has a case of the bump steer. When I am driving and hit and sort of bump or ditch the steering jumps. I have read that a dropped pitman arm could correct this problem. Any suggestions/experience with this?
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Temani Temani | 9 days ago
You'll most likely going to have to install a steering stabilizer. In the short answer, it's a shock absorber that is bolted between the front axle, and steering arm. That will cure the problem.
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Temani Originally Answered: 90's jeep cherokee?
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Temani Originally Answered: 90's jeep cherokee?
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Philipe Philipe
Bump steer is always a geometry problem. As the tires travel up and down, the drag link and track bar need to move with the same radius as close as possible. A dropped pitman arm might help, as might track bar or drag link relocation brackets, but you really should do a little homework and take measurements before making your next move.
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Mack Mack
A two inch lift should not require a dropped pitman arm. Check the track bar. Most likely the frame end bushing is worn causing the side to side motion of the axle. Mike http://thejeepguru.com
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Mack Originally Answered: 1996 Jeep Cherokee?
It should work from mid 1988 and up. Look for a NP 231 transfer case with a 23 spline shaft. A new one can be pretty pricey, but one from a salvage yard should run you a few hundered.

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