Hello everyone. I am in the market for a 1995 Wrangler. Its from a private seller and I test drove it and the rear end clicks and kind of jolts when making sharp turns. There is lockers in the front and rear supposedly. Is this clicking and jolting a result of the lockers or do you think something is wrong. Ths allignment is off. thanks for any help
its probably got a lunch box type locker in it like a lock right. those lockers tend to do the jolting and it clicks because that is how it works. When ever making sharp turns you can keep in from jolting by taking it out of gear.
like all the others, it is a lunchbox locker, when you make the sharp turn, obviously the outside wheel spins more then the inside wheel, making the locker think the outside tire has no traction, and engages to give more power to the inside wheel thus speeding up its rotational speed, this is what gives the jolt you are describing, no biggie, you'll get use to it. i have a detroit locker in mine and it does it every once in a while.
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.I have a detroit locker in mine and it does it every once in a while.
so does mine, so it "may" not be a lunchbox.
the owner should know what's in there, unless he bought it that way, too. U can always pull a diff. cover if ya really need to know... then the owner can throw in some new gear oil!!!
edit note: give it a good going over when U drive it... if it constantly clicks and bangs, that could be a sign of wear... the ratcheting teeth getting worn... depending on what it is of course. Once in a while is OK, but all the time and I'd be concerned.
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