jeep grand Cherokee lerado 1998August 4, 2015I was told a knuckle and a spindle is the same thing. Doesn’t seem right to me is it? Keywords:Grand Cherokeeknuckle/spindle 1 thought on “jeep grand Cherokee lerado 1998” Freeautomechanic August 4, 2015 at 4:46 pm The steering knuckle has the spindle on it, it is all one part on older 2WD vehicles. Now, on the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee that you have looks more like this with an axle shaft and a hub bearing. Comments are closed.