Hey guys I'm having problems with my 97 GC limited. It will not move when the steering wheel is fully turned. For instance say I'm in a parking lot going about 5mph and try to make a tight turn which requires me to turn the wheel fully it will actually stop when it reaches a certain point as if something is holding it back. I thought it was my passenger side cv shaft(boot was torn) so I replaced it and it still does it. The driverside was just replaced a few months ago as well. Can someone please point me to the right direction? At a complete lost on this one.
BTW both sway bar ends and steering dampner were replaced last year.
My Jeep is a 97 with a 5.2, full time awd. The thing is this problem is not constant. I notice its there after driving the vehicle for longer periods of time ie. not going to the store down the street and back but more so like 30-45 min. on the highway. Any clue? I hope its not the TC coz that started humming and whirring about 3 months ago. This thing just broke 70,000 miles!
yeah that really sounds like your viscous coupler, the thing that makes the all-time 4wd work so well. It's inside your trasnfer case, and from what ive read here costs about 1,000 to have a shop replace it for you.
Pull the front driveshaft. Pretty easy to do. Just remove the bolts, and pull the shaft around until it compresses a bit so you can remove it. Then take it for a drive and see if the problems are gone. When your done, put the shaft back in.
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