1992 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L inline 6-cylinder from North America
Basically like the inline 6 for towing
Severe front wheel vibration. The car almost becomes uncontrollable; the front end shimmies 3 inches.
Front wheel vibration solution. Replaced the front steering dampener on my 1992 Jeep. It seems to be a random problem, depending on each particular vehicle.
On my 1994 Jeep bought used with 126,000 miles, no such problem, even though I have now 148,000 miles on this vehicle.
With my 1992 vehicle with 64,000 miles, it vibrated when I hit a small bump, and the vibration started, and I thought the front end was going to fall off. Replaced the steering damper with a mid grade damper until 18,000 miles later, and severe vibration occurred again. Most times the vibration occurs at 55+ mph, but this one time at 45 mph.
Replaced the damper again with the highest quality Moog unit SSD107. Immediately, even a basic slow ride was smoother. The unit I took out seemed OK, but I was sliding the piston rod slowly in and out to test it, and all of a sudden after twelve tries, the piston slid in/out three times 1/2" inch with no pressure on the piston to speak of. So replace the damper.
Manufacturer only gives a 1 year warranty. Cheapest place I found for a damper I used was amazon.com; $54 for a Moog SSD107 with free shipping. Good luck to you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th August, 2010
28th Aug 2010, 06:33
Inline six is the best design for any motor, and this nice old cast-iron push-rod unit is extremely durable and provides lots of torque. Of course, like all good things automotive, it is no longer made - Jeep has replaced it with something aluminum, multi-valve, and nearly useless.
16th Apr 2011, 09:23
Agreed, one of the best balanced engines ever made. Awesome torque, decent gas mileage when you baby it, and a never die attitude! Great Asian tranny combination. Many go well over 250K...