1986 CJ7 Jeep Steering & Suspension Services

When To Get 1986 Jeep CJ7 Suspension Service

When you first drove your 1986 Jeep CJ7, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your CJ7 bounces, sways to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1986 Jeep CJ7 in for steering and suspension services. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your CJ7 steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Jeep CJ7 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1986 Jeep CJ7’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your CJ7’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Jeep CJ7 shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1986 Jeep CJ7 suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1986 Jeep CJ7 Steering & Suspension

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Jeep's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your 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.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Jeep CJ7? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Jeep intended.
  • Does my Jeep CJ7 power steering fluid need to be checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your CJ7’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Jeep service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Jeep CJ7 Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1986 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.