Originally Posted by compcrasher86
You know its funny when I'm in park idling my engine kinda vibrates side to side a bit in my WJ's engine bay but my 4.0 in the XJ with 40k more miles on it stands perfectly still does not move at all. Overall the XJ even sounds better, doesnt have a bit of piston slap at all like the WJ does at cold start. Maybe its a WJ thing... was yours used for many short trips? I know mine was that might explain how the engine has "developed" per se. Jeez I'm talking about it like its a child LOL.
I have barely any slop going from R to D and the such actually I think its totally related to the bad/worn ball joint because when I first got the Jeep there was absolutely now lurch/slop or anything and as the ball joint has gotten worse so has the little bit of lurch going between gears. Obviously with the 42re you gotta make sure you are completely 100% stopped foot firmly on the brakes before shifting, it doesnt like rolling at all!
Yeah man same here, it just seems while in park or any other gear for me, the engine kinda shakes, like it is not 100 percent balanced or the bushing aren't up to par anymore. And those "shakes" then engine has are what gets transferred into the cabin. I just did a cold start and I had some crazy piston slap noise for about 1 second and it was gone. Maybe it is just a WJ thing, or maybe a need a stroked and rebuilt engine and or maybe some new motor mounts
No, not that I can think of, my stepmom went to work, a good 15 minutes or to the store again a good 10 minutes. Im not sure if those are short or not but that's what it was given. My Mom has a bmw and drives 1.8 miles to work... that's a short trip.
The slop was all in the driveshaft! Idk if the transfer case chain is lose? But the drive shaft rotated a good half of a revolution from going to drive to reverse or vise versa. Nothing else that I could visually see was moving around under there. There have been many times where im not all the way stopped before shifting... uh oh
I need every single bushing replaced in the rear end, cause I am sick and tired of hearing it clunck around on bumps... ( its got to be the a arm or the rear shocks)
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