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post #1 of 9 Old 09-03-2003, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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steering problems/front wheels locking

Hello, I have a problem with my 94 Grand Cherokee. It doesn't do it all the time. It seems like after driving it for a while when I turn the wheels sharp, say while parking or turning into a drive, the front wheels seem like they want to lockup, then release, then lockup , then release, on and on. I can feel it through the steering wheel like its pulling at the wheel. The passenger side drive axle has been replaced so I pulled the drivers side and the best I can tell theres nothing wrong with the cv joints. I don't have alot of money right now and don't want to just start replacing parts at random. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-03-2003, 04:09 PM
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Sounds like your viscous coupler is going out.

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i think i have the same problem in my 98, but i think its my tires, im not sure.
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What is a viscous coupler? Is it in the differential? Thanks!
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post #5 of 9 Old 09-03-2003, 06:08 PM
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No, it's in the transfer case. It allows the tires to rotate at different speeds in tight turns, and will bind up when warm if it's failing.

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Sounds like it could be the problem. I suppose you all know the next few questions. How much? How hard? Can I do it myself? Does the transfer case have to come out? Thanks!
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You know, I just got to thinking about it. How would the transfer case control how fast each of the front wheels turn when they are connected through a single driveshaft to the front differential? The differential controls the problem of the wheels turning at different speeds when turning the vehicle. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks again for any advice.
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Good questions all. While waiting for much better replies than I am qualified to give, try searching here and at http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums/ and http://www.nagca.com/nagca.htm . Good luck!

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You know, I just got to thinking about it. How would the transfer case control how fast each of the front wheels turn when they are connected through a single driveshaft to the front differential? The differential controls the problem of the wheels turning at different speeds when turning the vehicle. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks again for any advice.
You are correct as to the front diff, but when turning, the front tires travel a greater distance than the rears. The VC in the t-case allows for the difference in rotation speed - until it fails.

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