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Unread 09-06-2003, 01:22 PM   #1
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rubbing sound when turning wheel

when i turn sharply or do a U-turn, it vibrates and makes alot of noise. at first i thought it was the tread on the tires, but im not sure. the tires are stock size, not big.

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Unread 09-06-2003, 02:43 PM   #2
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What car?
Could be visco-coupling in transfer gear as a guess...
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Unread 09-06-2003, 02:59 PM   #3
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its a GC 98 5.2 liter

should i ask my dealer to look at it? i bought it a week ago
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Unread 09-07-2003, 05:22 AM   #4
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Pygo,

I wouldn't take it to the stealership unless you just had too.


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Unread 09-07-2003, 10:07 AM   #5
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If you bought it last week, there should be some warranty coverage on it. If so, IMO take it back - it could be a costly repair - viscous coupler in t-case, or cv joints in front axle are possibilities.

If it occurs only after drivetrain is warmed up, suspect the t-case.
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Unread 09-07-2003, 11:23 AM   #6
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it happens 100% of time i do u turns or park 90 degrees
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Unread 09-07-2003, 02:13 PM   #7
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Since it does it when cold, probably not t-case (good news!). Take a good look at the cv joints.
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Unread 09-07-2003, 04:02 PM   #8
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what am i looking for? i dunno about parts and stuff, but if you tell me if i can fix it myself, im willing to learn.
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Unread 09-07-2003, 08:35 PM   #9
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Basics - cv joints are the flex joints (similar in function to u-joints) that are at the outer ends of the front drive axle. They transmit power and allow the front wheels to turn. There is a rubber boot over each, and it may split open, allowing grease to escape and all kinds of crud in, contaminating the joint and causing premature failure.

I found this old thread which primarily discusses replacing the boot, but also mentions replacing the half-shaft (assembly includes the cv joint). If you need more info, and don't get enough in this thread, try the search feature, and maybe try to contact JEEPTECHNICIAN, a member here who posted in this thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/cv-driveshaft-boot-torn-42526/ .

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Unread 09-08-2003, 01:37 AM   #10
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is it hard to replace and costly for parts?

i can get parts real cheap, but is it something anyone can do?
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Unread 09-08-2003, 11:17 AM   #11
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rebuilt CV shafts (The half shaft + the CV joint) cost around $120 each. There are very easy to replace, though you may need to buy a giant socket and a really long breaker bar to get the hub nut off. You'll need a 250 ft/lb torque wrench as well. Do a search and see if you can't find a detailed posting on the entire process.
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