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#5 of 22 2000 jeep grand cherokee limited front wheels not turning
May 18, 2010 (4:49 pm)
just bought 2 weeks ago, learned the transmission was shot so i replaced it with a used one with 40k miles on it. The 2nd day after I picked it up, I was pulling out of taco bell on Dixie in the rain and the rear passenger tire broke traction and kept spinning – I thought it was odd that nothing buzzed and transferred power to the other wheels. it is full time 4wd with a quadra trac 2 transmission.
I was putting the wheel speed sensor in tonight and noticed the front wheels spun freely in park while breaking the nuts loose. Didn’t think this was normal so I backed into a small ditch forcing the passenger rear wheel to spin. the front wheels were not getting power to pull me out of the small ditch, the passenger rear wheel was the only wheel turning
using a neighbors lift,We lifted it 3 inches off ground, started, and put into gear and the front wheels did not spin
When in park with engine off, both front wheels spin freely when turned by hand
Also with engine off I can turn front driveshaft with hands
Started and lifted off the ground the front driveshaft does turn, but motion stops at the front differential
please help me if there would be any reason for the front drive shaft to be turning under power but the differential not transferring the power to either front wheel. It make no noises when driven at all.
Email me at tsiefertbellsouth.net with any suggestions
#6 of 22 Re: 2000 jeep grand cherokee limited front wheels not turning [scraggly2]
May 18, 2010 (5:49 pm)
do you see the front axelshaft to the front hubs?
remove filler plug and see if front ring gear is there (could have removed that because of front noise
i run mine in two wheel drive by removing the front axels because they cost so much to replace will find some in pick a part this summer
#7 of 22 2001 jeep GC whinning noise front axle
May 23, 2010 (4:35 pm)
thanks so far for all info: i took to different shop with good reputation, found out it was front left wheel bearing. had it replaced and noise is now gone, still might need to have rear diff worked on this summer but at least no one is starring at me as i drive down the road.
#8 of 22 04 jeep GC limited transfer case stuck in 4 low
Sep 22, 2010 (1:03 am)
i was leaving work to night and my transfercase sounded like there was a bearing bouncing around in side. it makes the sound when in 4 wheel all time but not in 4 low. yet neutral and 4 low both engage as 4 low. so i am lost. please help
#9 of 22 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jan 25, 2011 (11:35 am)
I have a 95 Jeep grand cherokee Quad-trac 4x4 all wheel drive...after a short highway drive it jerks and skips in tight maneuvers as in parking lots..believe problem is in transfer case;probably the viscuos coupler as suggested by other writers..I'm thinking of removing the front drive shaft for the non snow months of the year..hopefully this gets rid of the problem.My questions are ...will this improve gas mileage?...will it put too much strain on the transfer case,which is probably designed for four wheels pulling?...I do not intend to tow anything...at the very least it should isolate the problem and indicate whether the problem is in the front end or the transfer case/rear diff..any advice or helpful info would be appreciated...thankyou Peter helpet08hotmail.com
#10 of 22 Front Differential 2009 Grand Cherokee
Feb 09, 2011 (7:18 am)
I purchased a 2009 Grand Cherokee Limited brand new. After about 10 months and 9,000 miles the front differential went out, locking up the right front tire at 70 mph. Fortunately no traffiic around me so no injuries or damage to the body of the vehicle. Dealer replaced the front diff. under warranty. Exactly 12 months and 10,000 miles later, in year 2 the same exact thing happened again, only this time it didn't completely lock up right away and I was able to get off the road. Dealer replaced again, but Chrysler won't authorize any more work to determine the root cause and says it is "normal wear and tear". The dealer disagrees but it looks like I am screwed by Chrysler at this point. Has anybody heard anything like this before on these vehicles or does anyone have any suggestions as to root cause. I never pull anything with the vehicle and it has never been off the paved or gravel roads. Live in North Dakota so we deal with snow and ice on the road, but that is it. Dealer thought it might be the transfer case was engaged full time causing premature wear and tear on the front diff. Chrysler authorized them to pull some fluid and test. Claim everything is ok so now the dealer has been stonewalled.
#11 of 22 Re: Front Differential 2009 Grand Cherokee [husker52]
Mar 01, 2012 (2:39 pm)
I would look into Lemon laws and possibly seek legal action
#12 of 22 Grinding While Turning
Mar 21, 2012 (4:38 pm)
I have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. When I make a slow, tight left-hand turn (like a u-turn, or in a parking lot) a violent grinding noise comes from under the car. It shakes all the way up into the steering wheel. I don't notice any leaks from either the transfer case or the transmission. I have replaced the transfer case about a year ago. After transfer case was replaced the grinding was gone for about a week, then slowly came back. I am completely out of ideas. It does not happen every time, but most of the time. It's as if some differential, transmission, transfer case is for that moment not having any lubrication in it. Right-hand turns never cause a problem, and I don't think I have ever noticed it while driving off road.
#13 of 22 Re: Grinding While Turning [00jeepgc1]
Apr 20, 2012 (7:05 am)
If you off road check your track bar bolts and tie rods. If the bolt is loose it starts with the grinding and gradually over time will shake if not fixed.