NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association  

Go Back   NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association > NAXJA Unibody Jeep Technical Forums > Jeep Cherokee XJ (1984 - 2001) > OEM Tech Discussion
HOME Member FAQ Sponsor Info Rules Bylaws E-Mail

OEM Tech Discussion Forum for OEM (Original Equipment) or stock XJs and MJs.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old December 6th, 2003, 13:41
juicexj24 juicexj24 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 1,201
Loud Noise in 4x4-Front Maybe?

Hey there crowd.
We just got some snow in Pa in the last few days. I have been driving around town under 40mph in Full-Time 4x4. I have the 242 T-case in my 88' XJ. Today I got on the turn pike, I started to hear a loud hum from the front axle or t-case. When I got off the pike, I went into 2wd. Noise went away. Now I did notice some play in the front driveshaft at the axle end, when I changed the fluid a few months back. the diff wasn't as tight as the rear diff. I thought I might have to do with the ARB in the rear and open in the front. A local shop did the gear swap for me back in May.
So my question is this, do I need to have the front gears and backlash set back up to be as tight as the rear. Or is the t-case due for a rebuild. The t-case is the only thing in the driveline that hasn't been rebuilt in the last year. 235,111 miles on it.
Any help would be great. Thanks Juice
Reply With Quote
Old December 6th, 2003, 22:03
sidriptide's Avatar
sidriptide sidriptide is offline
nobody of any consequence
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: western massachusetts
Posts: 4,792
Re: Loud Noise in 4x4-Front Maybe?

my first thoughts are the front d/shaft.. bad u-joint, but i have seen one where the slip joint was badly work and had play in it.. remove the front d/shaft and drive it in 4wd and see if it's still there.. sounds like a dry u-joint thats heating up on you..
Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2003, 06:39
juicexj24 juicexj24 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 1,201
Re: Loud Noise in 4x4-Front Maybe?

Thanks, I'll try that today if I can get underthere with the snow. If that isn't it, I'll try the diff and than the t-case. Juice
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
grinding noise in front end above 35MPH StevePSD OEM Tech Discussion 8 December 26th, 2005 19:26
Brake Noise Urban Redneck Modified Tech Discussion 4 December 6th, 2003 20:18
Brake Noise Urban Redneck OEM Tech Discussion 0 December 5th, 2003 14:51
Front engine noise Hobby OEM Tech Discussion 11 September 23rd, 2003 20:14
Front Axle Nosie In 4x4 PAULIE710 OEM Tech Discussion 3 June 6th, 2003 15:53

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:34.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
NAXJA and NAXJA logo's Copyright NAXJA. All content/images Copyright NAXJA 1999-2014