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Do i need struts on the back end of my 2005 jeep grand cherokee

I need to replace the shocks and struts on my 2005 jeep grand cherokee. I need to know what to order. Do I need to put struts on the front and shocks on the back only?

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Struts on the front contain shock absorbers as well as the pivot to turn the wheels where as on the rear they are just shock absorbers The replacement part is called an insert
so strut inserts on the front and shocks on the rear
the wheel alignment may be altered during the replacement process so it is suggested to have it done in suspension specialist shop

Posted on May 30, 2018

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SOURCE: FRONT END

Drive the car in a parking lot and make left and right hand turns.
If the noise goes away on either turn then the problem is a front hub bearing.
If the noise is still there, it could be possible front differential bearings.

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SOURCE: strus or shocks in the front end of the magnum?

According to the replacement parts guide, they are struts and I checked for all wheel drive and 2 wheel drive and all are showing struts.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: replacing front struts

Okay....here is the steps first....and then the directions on how to use the tools:

  1. Raise and properly support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the front wheel.
  3. Detach the shock absorber lower mount by removing the two bolts.
  4. Remove the retainer nut, retainer, cushion and shock absorber.
  5. Detach the cushion retainer from the shock absorber.
  6. Compress the coil spring with a commercially available spring compressor.
  7. Detach the stabilizer bar.
  8. Support the upper suspension arm and steering knuckle securely.
  9. Remove the cotter pin.
  10. Loosen and remove the nut.
  11. Using a ball joint removal tool, detach the lower ball joint from the lower control arm.
  12. Loosen the suspension arm set bolt.
  13. Remove the suspension arm set bolt nut.
  14. Remove the nut from the strut bar front set bolt.
  15. Pull out both set bolts.
  16. Remove the lower suspension arm and coil spring. To install:
  17. Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following torque specifications:
    1. Strut bar front set bolt: 221 ft. lbs. (300 Nm)
    2. Lower suspension arm set bolt: 148 ft. lbs. (200 Nm)
    3. Lower ball joint nut: 80 ft. lbs. (110 Nm)
    4. Lug nuts: 83 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).

Posted on May 13, 2009

Jason Johnson

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SOURCE: The front end shakes badly when going over a bump

That and other bushings and idler arms worn. I would suggest a free inspection somewhere for them to show you what needs repaired.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

ZJLimited

ZJ Limited

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SOURCE: Replace front and rear disc brake pads on 2005

Details complete in the Service Manual Jeep-WK-Grand-Cherokee-Section-05-Brakes

I hope help you with this and have a nice day (remember rated this help) Good luck.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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