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#3 of 34 Jeep Cherokee Drive Axle problems?
May 23, 2007 (1:22 pm)
I have a 2006 leased Jeep Grand Cherokee, which I purchased in October, 2006. It currently has approx. 13,120 miles on it. I took it in today for an oil change, and the service person called me over to show me excess wear on the front 2 tires, on the inside and the outside - not in the middle. He indicated he thought it was caused by the drive axle (or drive train - can't remember which), and he thought there might be some kind of "recall" on it. He called the service manager over, and after they discussed it - he told me no - there's no recall, and I am out of warrantly. He also told me that this is a known problem with Jeeps. He told me I will need to rotate my wheels every 3,000 miles, and do a 2 wheel alignment no less than once a year. Although I didn't have enough time today to do so, I assured him I would be back tomorrow to do this alignment - he was insistent it be done ASAP. Obviously, this "problem" will cause me to have to replace my tires each time much sooner than normal, as well as added costs for the rotation and alignment. Has anyone else experience this problem - and is it in fact a "known part problem" that Jeep has chosen to ignore?
#4 of 34 Re: Jeep Cherokee Drive Axle problems? [ladybird]
May 23, 2007 (3:44 pm)
i have a 2000 jgc never had to have front alignment
from the sounds of the ware patern you are running to low of air pressure
if you check your own pressure your gauge may be off new gauge cheep would try that and move tires to rear
have michilln x tream have 75000 on them and just now starting to look for new tires
cant replace them in size i have so will get michilln FORTERA SILENTARMOR this time
#5 of 34 Re: Jeep Cherokee Drive Axle problems? [ladybird]. Not really !
May 23, 2007 (5:55 pm)
Re: Jeep Cherokee Drive Axle problems? [ladybird]
A Tip from the Old Man....................
Fly away ! [Lady Bird]. Get away from those guys, there after your money.
Now lets put some air in those tires ! And move them to the back if there wore bad enough. Always keep your best tires on the front of the car / truck.
Tires will ware on the outsides if under inflated /excessive ware in the middle equals
If it worries you go by your local tire shop and ask them.
Also the tire pressure should be in your owners manual and its written on the tires.
Cactus “PEP” :>)
Sep 11, 2007 (10:38 am)
I pulled the right front axle to put in new u joint and I can't get the axle go back in all the way. Does anyone know how this is done the hub and bearing assembly are secure to the spindle but the axle wobbles on the back side. You can turn the axle and it turns the other side axle of the vehicle. Is it in place? The front hub with the studs on it seems to be loose also. Worried it will fall off. Help: Thanks
#7 of 34 Re: Front Axle worries [28plymouthman]
Sep 12, 2007 (7:15 pm)
It sounds like you could use a professional to get you through these trying times. So I'll do my best to help. Check the nut that holds the bearing assembly to the axle. It's a large nut with a cap and keeper over it. If not that it's possible that your U joint was improperly installed or it may be the wrong size.....hard to tell but things to think about. Other than that as long as you know the hub is completely seated in place and securely fastened with the three 12 sided bolts then you should be ok with the axle. Other wise if the axle is all good than you need to pull the diff cover off and make sure everything turns strait and true like it should....without the axle in.
#9 of 34 95 ZJ W/ 249 T-CASE AND BUSTED FRONT DRIVESHAFT
Sep 09, 2007 (11:54 am)
Please help!I have a 95 ZJ with about 4" of lift,249 t-case and 5.2V8 3.73 gears and 32" tires.The problem is the front driveshaft or rather the mods that I have done that caused front driveshaft problems.My guess is the reason it broke is partly from vibration and the flexy suspension causing it pull apart at the axle.It does not have a u-joint at the axle it has a type of c.v. joint with a rubber boot covering the end of it similar to whats on a drive axle.My question is can I replace this driveshaft with something else without having to change the yoke on the axle housing.?Maybe a c.v. double cardan with some type of flange to mount to the axle? The shops around me are no help.Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
#10 of 34 Re: 95 ZJ W/ 249 T-CASE AND BUSTED FRONT DRIVESHAFT [wekeenfan]
Sep 09, 2007 (6:28 pm)
google front axels and drive shalfs for jeep with lift
#11 of 34 Front end Vibration is felt and ocurrs only while going up hills
Jun 08, 2007 (11:05 am)
Hi everyone. This is my 1st post!
I recently ran over a curve going 50 miles per hour. After I notice a vibration under the driver's floorboard when I continue up the ramp while placing stress on the front end. Later, I found out that I did bend my driver's hub and replaced it along with a new axle. My jeep is a 1997 Grand Cherokee V8 with continuous 4 wheels drive. If I remove the front driveshaft completely the vibration goes away and the jeeps drives perfectly normal. While the driveshaft was out I had it rebalance, however as soon as I hookup the driveshaft the noise recurs but only going up hills when the gas pedal is accelerated. The noise and vibration is felt under my left foot when driving. As soon as I release the gas pedal the vibration goes away. When the vibration begins again and I continue to leave my foot on the gas pedal and reach higher speeds the vibration and noise goes away. Can anyone help or come up with a solution.
#12 of 34 94 Q-Track, want to remove front driveshaft for better mileage
Apr 10, 2007 (2:12 pm)