Is the noise like the sound of a rotary blade push type lawn mower?
Sorry, I have a TJ front right shaft. It turns the front driveshaft, turns the second shaft on the transfer case, turns the chain, always.
The gear on the transfer case main shaft is disengaged in 2wd, yes, but the chain will rotate with a TJ shaft.
Any updates? I am trying to locate a similar sound in my 92. I would describe it as "dull and gravely", and it sounds like it is coming from the drive line. I have a slight leak in the RR wheel seal as well, but my first guess would not be wheel bearing noise. Turning tightly does not change the pitch, only MPH...
Thanks for the input everyone, been lurking a few weeks since I bought my YJ, figured it was time to jump in!
I'm thinking its either in my t case or (hopefully not) my transmission. I went ahead and bout a new t case chain from EAD off road, check em out they have a bunch if cool jeep stuff, after shipping it was about 75 bucks. Which is at the very least competitive with other major outlets such as quadratec. Haven't been able to change it yet due to the fact that when I went to remove my skid plate to get to the t case, I broke 2 bolts and rounded 3 others b4 I finally gave up. Not sure how I'm gonna go about getting them out now but that's a problem for another day. Might try to tackle that this weekend. But I'll e sure to let you know how the whole thing goes and take pics too.