2001 Jeep Cherokee Rear End

Tiny
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  • 2001 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES
My Jeep when comes to a complete stop, there is a (thud) which you can feel as well as hear in the rear end. It also occurs when accelerating from complete stop. It doesn't happen every time, but enough to know that there is something wrong. I have taken my Jeep to an close friend whom is an mechanic. He check U-joints and for anything that might be loose and found nothing. He opened rear differential gear cover too. I also took it too a Transmissions / Differential specialist and he too could figure it out. This baffles me because this (thud) is an obvious problem and no one can help me. I'd like to fix the problem because I would like to keep my Jeep Cherokee Sport for several more years. It happens when I brake and accelerate only.
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Monday, March 30th, 2009 AT 9:01 PM

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Tiny
JAMES W.
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Take a look at the inside of the rear brake drums to see if there's the slightest bit of oil around the backing plate. Just the slightest amount of barke fluid or rearend grease leaking onto the brake shoes will cause this problem. You would think it would make the shoes "slip", but it makes them "stick". Let us know what you find.
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Monday, March 30th, 2009 AT 10:05 PM

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