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post #1 of 6 Old 07-09-2013, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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This hasn't happened before....

My father in law has a Jeep Scrambler that is driven very infrequently and this is an example of what happens when vehicles don't get regular use. Recently I drove it about 30 minutes-so got everything nice and hot. I was doing errands and after the last stop I felt the truck become increasingly difficult to keep rolling-almost like the brakes were tripped but engine was running fine all guages were normal. The problem rapidly escalated to struggling to find a place to stop and a flat bed home. I later had the same experience- completely normal for the first 30 minutes then becomes undrivable. The second time I let it cool for 3 hours and drove it home. I'm thinking a leaking transfer case or diffs but wanted to solicit some advise. Many thanks

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The motor was running fine?

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Yes, runs fine all the time.
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-09-2013, 03:32 PM
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Wheel bearing heating up and seizing up? My guess is that something is heating up and not turning freely. (Like a brake). Doubt it'd be anything transfer case or tranny related. You would know if it was. Next time maybe try driving it for the half hour until the symptoms surface. Then jack up each of the tires and give em a spin. You will see the problem real quick.

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My father in law has a Jeep Scrambler that is driven very infrequently and this is an example of what happens when vehicles don't get regular use. Recently I drove it about 30 minutes-so got everything nice and hot. I was doing errands and after the last stop I felt the truck become increasingly difficult to keep rolling-almost like the brakes were tripped but engine was running fine all guages were normal. The problem rapidly escalated to struggling to find a place to stop and a flat bed home. I later had the same experience- completely normal for the first 30 minutes then becomes undrivable. The second time I let it cool for 3 hours and drove it home. I'm thinking a leaking transfer case or diffs but wanted to solicit some advise. Many thanks
Are there disc brakes on the front? If it does are the rotors puruplish-blue? Does it get worst each time you drive it? The brake calipers are junk.

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Double me on the brakes!
The seals will stick and after driving a bit they get hot and swell more. Walk around it when you have the issue and I bet you will find at least on VERY hot wheel.
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