rear diff question - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 03-09-2003, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
mikeumkc
Registered User
2009 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Overland Park, KS
Posts: 208
rear diff question

I am looking to buy a ZJ grand cherokee, somewhere around 96-98. Anyway, most people that you buy from are not very informed and don't know the answer to my question "does the jeep have a limited slip type rear differential". Is there any way to tell without driving the car through some slick stuff whether it has the trac-loc diff? Is there some sort of marking on the diff cover or anywhere else? Please let me know
Thanks!

mikeumkc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 03-09-2003, 03:15 PM
Stocker
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Jefferson State
Posts: 814
Hopefully you will get a better answer, but in the meantime, you can use the old method: jack up the rear axle, & rotate one tire by hand (brake off, in neutral). If the opposite tire rotates in the opposite direction, it's an open diff. If it rotates in the same direction, it's a limited slip.

Don't know how this applies to different types of limited slip or locking differentials. Like I said, hopefully you will get better replies!

1995 5.2 ZJ Sold... but still in the family
Stocker
Stocker is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-09-2003, 06:09 PM
KillerZJ
Registered User
 
KillerZJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 284
i have heard that if you open the glove compartment, it will say something like "this vehicle is equipped with a Trac-Lock traction aid" or something like that.

IF YOU HAVE AN OPEN REAR END...WHY DOES THE VEHICLE JUMP AROUND LIKE A FEIND????

Looking for E36 325i(s) 5 speed only. Jeep is for sale $3,000 takes it. E-mail only. hbluthi@presby.edu *Sale Pending*

Wow no pictures in sig? F*cking gay.
KillerZJ is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Noisy Rear Diff Swap Compatibility Question bigjpstr ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 7 07-16-2008 07:57 PM
WK Rear Axle/Diff Question...need help fast! jeepgaffer WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum 3 11-21-2006 09:59 PM
'94 GC rear diff question sdog30 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 5 01-05-2006 08:28 AM
quick question about rear diff notfast ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 5 04-19-2005 04:14 PM
Rear diff leaking question shelter1 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 4 05-19-2004 09:22 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome