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post #1 of 5 Old 12-06-2013, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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96 grand cherokee wont reverse with driveshafts removed

Im having a heck of time diagnosing this problem with my 1996 jeep grand cherokee v8 full time 4x4. the jeep started making a horrible metal scraping sound consistant with speed and will not move more than 5 feet in reverse before locking up and suddenly stopping. I removed the front and rear driveshafts and I still cant push it more than a few feet before locking up with everything in neutral. I can only guess that it is a differental, transfer case that is trashed in neutral, or rear brakes.
Any input will be appreciated.

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-06-2013, 02:46 PM
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Won't be transfer casee, since it doesnt move anywhere even without driveshafts. Check the rear brakes first since they're less messy to deal with, but chances are its the diff.
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post #3 of 5 Old 12-06-2013, 03:15 PM
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Parking brake shoes in the rear could have come apart and are bound up in the rotor.
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-06-2013, 03:18 PM
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-06-2013, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by newfieZJ View Post
Gwt it jacked up and start spinning wheels , you'll find it

Check all the fluids too.

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