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Unread 05-05-2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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Grand Cherokee Noise

I'm not sure if I am posting this in the correct place.
I have a 2002 Grand Cherokee 2.7crd. Recently I have had a rumbling noise coming from the front end that as got worse over the last 5,000 miles. This noise as now developed and is occurring at all speeds, in a straight line and in right hand bends, but disappears in left hand bends. There is also a vibration that has developed through the steering wheel, and can also be felt though the floor. I have jacked the front end up, and rotated a wheel. It moves about an inch before the other wheel moves. This is the same with both wheels, but there is a loud clunking noise from the diff when the slack is taken up. The front prop shaft only rotates about 2 millimeters before the wheels turn. Wheel bearing seam good, no movement when I waggle the road wheel top and bottom. The diff oil is the correct level and new, about 3 years, 30,000 miles back. Also the cv joint rubbers are looking good.
Could anyone offer any suggestions as to what this problem could be.
Thanks for reading.

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Unread 05-06-2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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diff oil at 30k is actually past the need for change.

it sounds like you've got gear problems, i'd open up the diff and have a look. test for side play and back lash on the ring gear.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 02:24 PM   #3
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I did think about that ratmonkey, but the problem is not there in a left hand bend, is that normal with a ring gear fault? The steering is also wondering quite a lot just now, and getting worse.
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