Check the front suspension first. Have someone turn the wheels back and forth and visually inspect for movement in the upper/lower TB. Also shake the front end from side to side....any popping? Make sure to also check the TRE's & SB bushings. Will this pop reoccur if you turn the wheel back and forth while idling ? If there were multiple pops it could be another issue.
Alright guys, i'm resurrecting a thread I forgot about. I still need some help on this, it is pretty much the only problem my Jeep has right now.
Anyway, the popping has gotten much worse. I made a trip to the sand dunes(5 hour drive one way) a while back and on the way there it got so bad that is was popping under even the slightest throttle. But, then later after the Jeep cooled down, I got in to go to the dunes and it was back to only popping under heavy acceleration. Does this make any sense?
So, that got me thinking, maybe it is the transfer case? It has leaked a lot of fluid in the last two week(I have not been driving it), it binds pretty bad especially after long drives... Has anybody heard of a NP249 doing this?
The suspension seems tight, control arms are not visually bad or loose at all. I changed the front right CV joint and it almost seemed like the noise went to the other side but I can't really tell, it is too loud. I also replaced the track bar with a good one.
Annnddd, the drive shaft feels tight, but I suppose the CV could be bad in the driveshaft.
I don't know guys, i'm stumped... Any ideas?
2001 TJ Wrangler, 2.5l, 5 speed, Stock.
'98 XJ, 3.5" lift, 31" BFG A/T, Aussie Locked D30 with Alloy Shafts, 8.25 rear, SYE, Skids, JCR Front bumper, Roof Rack
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2" lift, 31's, V8, NP242...
1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Stock, 230K miles.
Your t-case is a 249 , very common are worn VC's . When worn , this sealed clutch pack binds when warmed up . Because your issue seems effected by temp . I got to say that's your issue . Mechanical gears , joints etc etc when bad , don't change symptoms .
You have a late production 95 if you have a CV frt drive shaft , it wouldn't surprise me if the popping is from that from what you say . It's symptoms are effected by the power transfer via your worn VC .