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Unread 04-23-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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Loud popping in front end under load

still working out all the kinks in my new jeep. I took it up into the woods on my property and played with it a bit. I noticed that if I get the front tires in a bind and give it some gas I get a loud popping noise as if splines are stripped somewhere. Are there any common failure points that could cause this.

The front does not spin when it does this, and it is not the VC. When I first bound up the front I could tell the VC was doing its job and it slowly started to grab, after that is when it started to pop. I have also gotten it to make the noise under hard acceleration on pavement or gravel.

Its a 93 v8

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Unread 04-23-2013, 10:45 PM   #2
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Unread 04-24-2013, 06:08 AM   #3
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Either the chain in the case or the differential is toast.
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Unread 04-24-2013, 08:08 AM   #4
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Could be CV axle shafts popping under load
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