5.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$400.00
Average Mileage:
110,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. c-rok steering box brace and welding frame (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1997 Jeep Cherokee steering problems

steering problem

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1997 Jeep Cherokee Owner Comments

problem #2

May 182012

Cherokee Sport 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Had wheels balanced 3 times and front end alignment done, and at 60mph the steering wheel would vibrate excessively and get worse the faster you go. My mechanic put it on the lift and we could see cracks in the frame around the steering box. I ordered a C-Rok brace (google it) $100, and had it installed and the frame welded for $300. The problem is mostly gone.

If I was buying a 97 Cherokee, I would certainly drive it on the highway and check under the car by the steering box, before I bought the Jeep.

- , Morristown, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 192005

(reported on)

Cherokee Laredo

  • 114,000 miles

The jeep shakes vigorously when I reach about 55-60 miles per hour. It used to only shake at 80 miles per hour. What's wrong with it? I'd like to know before I go to a repair shop.

- , Atlanta, Gerogia, USA

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