1985 Jeep CJ7 Suspension Service & Repair

When To Get 1985 Jeep CJ7 Suspension Service

When you first bought your 1985 Jeep CJ7, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your CJ7 feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1985 Jeep CJ7 in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis components, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Jeep CJ7’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Jeep CJ7 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Your 1985 Jeep CJ7’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Jeep up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1985 Jeep CJ7’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be signs of worn Jeep CJ7 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1985 Jeep CJ7’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1985 CJ7 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Jeep's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Jeep CJ7? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires connect with the road how Jeep intended.
  • When should I have my Jeep CJ7 power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your CJ7 is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Jeep service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Jeep CJ7 Suspension Service

When your 1985 CJ7’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Jeep will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.