I got the Jeep home and tried to visually inspect it for problems. I tried turning in all gear settings, as well as, turning, driving straight, in reverse and forward.
The passenger rear tire seems to be locking up and skidding across the ground, and then it will release and turn with resistance for a short while and then lock up again. It only seems to do so when turning. In both forward and reverse. The sharper the turn, the more resistance to motion it has. To the point that if you fully turn the wheel in either direction, you have to apply about 2500 rpms before it will start to move, as before it would move at idle. (Roughly 700-1000 rpm)
I have read in a few forums that it may be the diffferential or the spider gears slipping or sticking. I've also read that the sticking is suppossed to happen in 4WD, and because of it being on pavement that is causing the clunk noise and the sticking. Problem being, it does it even in 2WD.
If you need more information I will be more thatn willing to give it, to the best of my ability.
Is this something that I should be able to troubleshoot and repair myself?
If so, where should I start?
If not, should I take it to a shop and what should I expect as far as repair cost.
Any help in this matter will be greatly appreciated.
have the same problem?
Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 1:37 AM