1997 Jeep Wrangler Suspension Service & Repair

1997 Jeep Wrangler Maintenance Schedule

When does Jeep recommend steering and suspension service for 1997 Jeep Wranglers?

Is It Time For 1997 Jeep Wrangler Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1997 Jeep Wrangler, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Wrangler bounces, drifts to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1997 Jeep Wrangler in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your Wrangler suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Jeep Wrangler’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Jeep Wrangler Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1997 Jeep Wrangler’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1997 Jeep Wrangler’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be indicators of worn Jeep Wrangler shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1997 Jeep Wrangler suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1997 Wrangler Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Jeep's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also help you notice when you need new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Jeep Wrangler? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires connect with the road how Jeep intended.
  • Does my Jeep Wrangler power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll follow Jeep service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Jeep Wrangler Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1997 Wrangler’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.