4w drive skips/hops when turnning

Tiny
COLTONTOO
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  • 1995 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 174,600 MILES
When turning left or right, my 1995 jeep grand cherokee 4x4 hops, if it's a very tight turn it' begins to skip/hop, until it's straitened out, no problems when driving straight its fine were should we start with repairs?
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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 AT 5:02 PM

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Tiny
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My 1977 CJ 5 and 1946 Willys, Do the same thing if I drive it on asphalt in 4WD (which is strongly NOT recommended in the owners manuals)

My CJ's are part-time 4X4, Meaning I put it in and out of 4WD when I choose to. Part-time 4X4 is really only for "Forgiving Surfaces" such as dirt, mud, snow etc.

I know little about your rig, if it is ALL WHEEL DRIVE or similar you may have a Bad Issue going on. If you are in 4X4 by choice, take heed, you will definitely mess something up on asphalt, if you continue to drive it like that. You are Binding both differentials against one another, with nothing to "Slip On", and relieving the bind!

Does that make sense, were you unaware of that, Am I totally IGNORANT of the way your rig works.I told you up-front, I know little about your specific rig.

Let me know Both of Our Situations!

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 AT 10:13 PM
Tiny
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I just re-read this question to a friend. I sorta failed to mention above that it sounds like you are in 4WD (Whether you or your Jeep know it!) Is it possible to CHOCK both sides of your wheel, put him in Neutral, then go under and attempt to turn your front drive-shaft by hand to POSSIBLY verify whether the front end is LOCKED IN or NOT? (Even if cockpit controls say it ain't!)

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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 AT 3:17 PM

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