1995 Jeep Laredo 6 cyl, Four Wheel Drive Automatic 230000 miles with Skyjacker Lift.
The jeep was sitting for about 6 months before I bought it just a couple weeks ago. It has a Skyjacker lift kit and larger tires. . Since having it, there have been about 8 times when I would hit a bump that would spark a rash of full body violent shaking from the front end - feeling like the tires are about to fall off. I need to slow down to a almost a stop in order to stop the shaking. This doesn't happen most of the times I hit bumps. I can go on the freeway with no problem, or go down a bumpy road without problems. But out of nowhere, at about 25 - 35 mph, I can hit a bump and the shaking will start. Once it happens it generally doesn't happen again, except a couple days ago and again today where it happened three times in a row. Today, when it happened, and then happened again, I pulled over and turned my steering wheel all the way to the left and then the right and drove on without any more incidents.
The steering wheel has about 3" of play. Today the shaking started in the steering wheel back and forth and then, started getting more and more violent bouncing back and forth -- within a matter of seconds.
There are no obvious problems with the front end. Yesterday I lubed the front end because all the points were dry, but it seems like it is a bigger problem then that. Any direction or suggestions are appreciated.