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#1232 of 5133 front drive binding on turns?
May 17, 2005 (7:51 pm)
My turn, my brother in laws 1994 Jeep grand cherokee, auto trans, when making sharp turns like into a parking space starts to make very loud noises, "people turn to look" and you feel the front end kinda hop. This is even worse when in four wheel drive, like the whole front axle is binding on turns.? I have checked everything I know & to me it seems as though both tires are trying to turn like it is one big long axle or maybe the wheels are turning too far~! My guess is the right and left should "slip" independent of each other. He thinks he had all the fluids changed, but can't find the receipt so I can be sure. I was told "I thought I heard or read..." when changing the axle oil there is a Chrysler "additive" you have to put in to let the limited slip more slippery or to prevent this binding. My parts store contact thinks I was off my meds or something.
The other is his AC doesn't seem to want to drain outside. I have pulled the entire interior and checked what I can of where I think the AC condensate should drain. The condensate drains into the passenger side rear and front. I see no draining outside. I found alot of dirt in the frame rail where I think it is supposed to drain and cleaned this & what seems to be the hose or drain hole. It worked for about a day or two then started flooding the interior again. I have tried pressure washing and air pressure. Any ideas's?
Any ideas or input would be "FOREVER IN MY DEBT"
#1233 of 5133 wobblyjeep
May 17, 2005 (8:15 pm)
It sounds like you've got a case of what we Wrangler owners refer to as "Death Wobble"; any mechanic who claims to knows anything about Jeeps should be well aware of this problem(go to any Jeep forum and search "death wobble" to see for yourself). DW can be caused by any number of things. In your case I would first check the tire balance(dynamic balance the tire/wheel assys-weights on both rim edges), the steering stabilizer, any and all rubber suspension bushings, and the front end alignment. This assumes that your mechanic knew what he was looking for when he inspected the other front end components. He might be a nice honest guy but it appears that his Jeep knowledge may be inadequate to solve your problem.
#1234 of 5133 Re: Lights working on their own [philpomy]
May 17, 2005 (8:28 pm)
Philpomy ... I also have a 98 GC, and have had similar problems with the interior lights flickering on and off. I tested the 4 door sensors and they appear to be working properly (volt-o-meter tested), I suspect my problem is within the rear hatch sensor. Have you continue to have your problem? Any resolution?
#1235 of 5133 re: wooblyjeep
May 18, 2005 (7:05 am)
Best place to start is the steering stabilizer (shock absorber like). Probably $30-$60 bucks. Folks say it happens more often on Jeeps with lifts. On non-modified Jeep it is probably the stabilizer.
#1236 of 5133 Re: 92 Jeep Grand Cherokee lose control [wobblyjeep]
May 18, 2005 (5:56 pm)
Hi...sounds like the 'death wobble'...I have a 93 JGCL that exhibited the same symptoms. Turns out that replacing the steering stabilizer fixed the problem.
#1237 of 5133 Re: 1996 JC Laredo with 124,000 miles-no start [hopeitlasts]
May 18, 2005 (6:26 pm)
Have you replaced you spark coil? I have had the same symptoms in the past and have had three coils go out within 115000 miles on my 94 wrangler 4L.
#1238 of 5133 Re: Does the 2005 JGC have probems. [tcs]
May 19, 2005 (4:12 pm)
I have the exact same problem. My 2005 Jeep grand w/hemi is bucking and hesitating. Your description is perfect, slight grade giving it throttle. I brought it back three times. They changed the oil 'cause DCX, told them to. I am a mechanic on heavy equipment so I know it is not running right. They said give it another 3,000 miles to break in. I'll have a stroke driving it like this. Please, someone get some action on this. I literally spent $38,600 on it and I can't stand it. It is my fifth new Jeep in a row, and I never had any troubles before.
#1240 of 5133 Re: Does the 2005 JGC have probems. [jkram]
May 20, 2005 (5:36 am)
how many miles do you have, i have almost 11,000 miles and it doesnt get better ,just more noticeable, other times like pulling a boat. any speed unless you can shift to 2nd gear it doesnt really go away seems like a bad coil or plug wire or in 2gears too high all the time, 35-40mph it really sucks but it doesnt get better with miles or oil changes i even did it myself once with the mopar oil and filter no change at all. mechanic at jeep dealer i used to work at thinks it is related to torque converter since it doesnt really do it in 1st or second just surges some in those 2 gears ,but said we will have to wait for a tsb or reprogram for shifts .it seems like the same thing the guys with the other transmission with the water getting in them, same type of problem but i checked the trans fluid and its not milky so leads me to believe its not that. dont you think that even a small amount of water would make it milky? well if you here of a fix please let me know i wish i could lock or unlock the converter just to see if thats it do you know how ? anyway if i hear anything ill let you know,thanks,Mark
May 20, 2005 (7:25 am)
Didn't realize there was a steering stabilizer. Searching the web for "Death Wobble" gave lots of info