96 ZJ 4.0 I6 bad carrier bearings? - JeepForum.com
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > 96 ZJ 4.0 I6 bad carrier bearings?

ROCK BOTTOM prices on LIFT KITS at Rockridge4wd!! WANT TO Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineJeep Grand Cherokee Tie Rods & Adjusting Sleeves

Unread 09-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Surprise, AZ
Posts: 13
96 ZJ 4.0 I6 bad carrier bearings?

Is there any way to check if the carrier bearings are bad without having to take everything apart? I checked wheel bearings and pinion bearing...those seem fine. i was driving down the highway and at 75mph i let go of the throttle and i heard loud growling in rear end and it kinda shook the jeep. its a stock jeep by the way. 4x4. 128k miles. last time i had growling and shaking happen...my ring and pinion gears were messed up. so i got a new (well, used) dana 35. i could look at ring and pinion again, but wondering if there is any way to find out if carrier bearings are bad. thanks(:

veronicayoung is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-19-2013, 08:03 PM   #2
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ionia, MI
Posts: 246
Could be a number of things making that sound...I woud first look at the u-joints...and then all the wheel bearings...After you determine that the easy stuff is still good, I would imagine it is your pinion bearings more so then your carrier bearings..but the only way to determine that is to pull the cover and see if there are parts and pieces in the bottom of the case and check for play...
jabba974 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.