Jeep Liberty 3.7 Front Prop Shaft CV problem?
Hi to you all, I am pretty comfortable around motors, but its not my day job so my experience of such conditions is not always 100%.
My latest Jeep developed a strange sound when driving in D... sounds like the brake discs at the front are metal on slight metal.... when depressing teh footbrake harder progressively, the sound seems to be there but lesser. I jacked the NSF up with my jack and rotated the front wheel which linked to (what I would call the front prop shaft) and I could identify a loose sound, not detrimental but just not tight.... when I slid under the truck NSF and grabbed what I call the front prop shaft it was Red Hot, it will move side to side by approx 3mm, and it rotates clockwise and counter clockwise about 15mm before locking up on bearings. Am I right in presumingthat the CV joints have gone (if there are any) and next.... if it is this, is it a big job to sort out as I really am nervous about something like this.... Need your help guys please. Any tips or pictures would be gratefully received. Thanks