Hey, my 97 Laredo had just started making a noise that I've pin pointed to be a loose drive chain in my t-case. Anyone have any experience with this? How hard is it to replace and how long to I have until serious damage is done? Like I said. It just started to rub so it's not Mega loose.
What would cause the Jeep to snap/pop/clunk whatever you want to call it underneeth when driving at slow speeds 10mph and under then releasing the gas pedal as its about to shift into 2nd ? Both my 5.9 and our 4.0 do this, and so do other ZJ's i've driven..
The 4.0 has done it since we got it used with 20k miles over 11 years ago... this must be some kinda ZJ thing.. I always wondered if it was the transfercase snapping back due to the transmission not being allowed to shift because you let off the gas too soon at those slow 10mph and under speeds. Altho sometimes it does it when your rolling at those speeds too, right as the transmission shifts itll clunk underneeth, like there is some play in something and its snapping due to tightening back up.. Its so wierd, i know it isnt u-joint related
2013 6.2 V8 Camaro SS 9k miles
1998 5.9 V8 ZJ 180k miles
1998 4.0 I6 Laredo ZJ 227k miles
Not sure I understand the circumstances you're describing. Basically when it went bad for me under load it would make a ratcheting sound. The heavier the load the worse it got, speed didn't seem to matter. It didn't make any noise at all when no load was applied to it.
It sounds just like a peddle bike when the chain drags on the chain guard. So the only thing in there that would make sense is the drive chain... Unless anyone has other ideas. But it makes the same noise under throttle or coast. And it's a pinch louder in 4x4. I recently bent my cross member on a rock, doesn't seem to have effected the tranny mount. Could I have knocked the sprockets out of line? I'm not a pro, just trying to use common sense/ good judgement to diagnose this.