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#5 of 32 Rear differential issue due to no fluid
Mar 05, 2009 (8:26 am)
I started hearing grinding noises from my 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I took it to a mechanic and found out that my rear differential was damaged and my axle had to be replaced. The mechanic told me that the plug was missing from the differential fluid. 2 weeks prior I had gotten my oil changed and fluid checked which is when the plug must have been removed. The oil change place is refusing to accept responsibility for my damage ($1200.00) because at the same time I also had to have the front axle replaced. The owner is claiming that because the metal parts I showed him were not blue showing heat damage and the fact that the front was worn the fluid missing the rear would have needed replaceing anyways. He also said he talked to a Chrysler mechanics that said the front and rear issue is normal for Jeeps with 160,000 miles like mine has. I plan on going to small claims court and I am working on a defense .. any words of wisdom/suggestions would be appreciated.
#6 of 32 Vibration/grinding in low speed turn
Mar 13, 2009 (4:35 am)
I have a 2002 Grand Cherokee Outlander w/ quadra trac 4wd and when in a low speed (15 mph or less) turn I am getting a vibration/grinding noise from the rear end. Any thoughts appreciated.
#7 of 32 Re: Vibration/grinding in low speed turn [gwr3]
Mar 21, 2009 (7:31 pm)
I have just experienced the exact same problem on my '01 GC...did you find any solutions to this or have it checked out?
#8 of 32 Re: Vibration/grinding in low speed turn [gwr3]
Mar 21, 2009 (7:36 pm)
how is the oil in the rear end? could be a bad spider inside rear end other could be bad wheel bering
does it do the noise when you turn eather way?
#9 of 32 Solution to problemter discinnecting
Mar 22, 2009 (4:32 am)
I took the GC to a mechanic I trust (has been working on my '02 T-Bird for 4 years) and after disconnecting the front drive-shaft from the AWD he isolated the problem to the rear end. Oil, was fine. It was a combination of problems in the rear-end so since he had to tear down most of the rear, I had an entire rebuild done (Jeep/MOPAR sells the parts as a kit for the rear-end rebuild ~1K). Problem solved.
#10 of 32 Loud noise in the rear
Mar 29, 2009 (10:03 am)
I have a 2002 jeep grande cherokee with 125000km, can someone please help me!! I have a loud thud noise in the rear when I am driving through any ruff areas or pot holes, the jeep is sounding like a piece of junk! Its like it is bottoming out. This has been an on going noise but seems to be getting progressively worse. Talked to some other jeep owner that have spent $1000.'s at the garage trying to find out what was wrong with no luck. I just changes my shocks and no difffernece. Love to hear from anyone that has had the same problem.
#11 of 32 Re: Loud noise in the rear [gmartens]
Mar 29, 2009 (10:59 am)
make sure that you have tightened the bottom shock bolt real tight
other item coulg be the top ball joint mount an top of you axel mounting (jeep has weard rear axel mounting setup)
#12 of 32 Re: Solution to problemter discinnecting [gwr3]
Apr 20, 2009 (10:48 am)
i just got a gc laredo5.2,quadratrac....NASTY grinding noise in the rear-makes the noise louder when it gets hotter/longer i drive it..
--you mentioned this "rearend rebuild kit", how mutch for the kit,and what did it cost you to get it rebuilt?..
--this thing is really got me in a quandry,as the leather heated seats spoiled me this winter,but where it only gets ten miles to the gallon,it's killing me on gas!..
--it is a -98,with 120,xxx on it...body's straight..i got it for cheap,as kids got into the yard while it was waiting to get fixed,and broke out the passenger door glass,and the 1/4 glass..
replaced the door glass myself-$25 bucks--,and cut a piece of plexi for the 1/4 glass--kept the smow off the leather,at least,and doesn't look TOO bad..
--kbb says in ready to roll condition,it's worth 51,xxx,and low book is 1,800..
as handy as a jeep is,does it make sense to put two grand into a 1,000 car?