Loud popping in front end under load - JeepForum.com
Search  
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 > Loud popping in front end under load

GEARSHADE Pocket Tops in stock and available at ROCKRIDGE Yukon Ultimate 35 axle kit for c/clip axles with Yukon ZipUSA Made JK Rear Axles!!! Revolution Gear and Axle

Reply
Unread 04-23-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
shackwrrr
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: piedmont, ohio
Posts: 39
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

shackwrrr is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-23-2013, 09:45 PM   #2
Roskoe
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Palm Coast, FL
Posts: 543
Check for lose parts and check bushings on sway bar & endlinks and Check UCA & LCA bushings
__________________
"aut viam inveniam aut faciam"

I hate when old people poke me at weddings, point and whisper, "You're next." So I've started doing the same thing to them at funerals
Roskoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-24-2013, 05:08 AM   #3
ratmonkey
R.I.P.
 
ratmonkey's Avatar
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: , Pennsylvania
Posts: 19,805
Either the chain in the case or the differential is toast.
__________________
'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

ratmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-24-2013, 07:08 AM   #4
speedbucket
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,552
Could be CV axle shafts popping under load
__________________
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/speedbuckets-zj-build-1361322/
V8 zj at 6" . Double tri rear and true 3 link front. Stretched to 108"
speedbucket is offline   Reply With Quote




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.