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post #1 of 5 Old 10-05-2003, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Front dif. locked out all the time

I just purchaced a 1993 grand cherokee with the 5.2 motor in it and I am having problems with it when I make sharp turns. When I am turning it is very choppy like the front dif. is locked, the outside wheel leaves rubber on the ground and I don't know why it is doing this. Does anyone have any suggestion as to what is wrong, I don't know much about the grand cheokee?
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-05-2003, 05:57 PM
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I just purchaced a 1993 grand cherokee with the 5.2 motor in it and I am having problems with it when I make sharp turns. When I am turning it is very choppy like the front dif. is locked, the outside wheel leaves rubber on the ground and I don't know why it is doing this. Does anyone have any suggestion as to what is wrong, I don't know much about the grand cheokee?
Thanks for your help
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Your Viscious Coupling is gone and will need to be replaced it is not a cheap repair over $1000 You would be better off swaping the 249 transfer case out for a 242 it will cost about the same price if not cheaper than fixing the VC in the 249 and you get a better transfer case. Also for more info just do a search on viscious coupling you will have alot of reading. My VC went out on my ZJ just after I bought it but I was lucky the dealer went good for the repair. And if I Knew then what I know now I would have got them to swap a 242.

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Your Viscious Coupling is gone and will need to be replaced it is not a cheap repair over $1000 You would be better off swaping the 249 transfer case out for a 242 it will cost about the same price if not cheaper than fixing the VC in the 249 and you get a better transfer case. Also for more info just do a search on viscious coupling you will have alot of reading. My VC went out on my ZJ just after I bought it but I was lucky the dealer went good for the repair. And if I Knew then what I know now I would have got them to swap a 242.

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Got a 96 GCL 5.2L, any idea of what milage to expect from the VC? Got a symptom that probably is rear diff. limited slip, but also could be the VC.

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I'm still on my original VC. (147K) It truly depends on how the vehicle is driven. I know a lot of Grands that are punished by purely being street driven.

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I think its a gambel you pay your money and take your chances. but a little preventive maintance like rotating tiers and checking the tire pressure regularly.

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