Vibration - TC or CV??
This weekend while driving my jeep on the highway it started vibrating horribly at the front end almost as if the front drive shaft wasn’t balanced or something, it got worse when on the throttle so I pulled over to have a look. There was smoke coming from the transfer case where the front axle meets the TC. Also, I noticed that the tears in my CV boots were much worse than I thought; I have been planning to swap them out this month thinking they would last a bit longer but could the CV axle cause this vibration too?
What’s weird is that I had to restart my jeep to get it out of the way and the majority of the issues went away. No more vibration or loud noise. However, I can definitely hear a humming/ slight grinding when its moving now especially while coasting off the throttle.
I have no idea where to start here. Obviously replace the cv axles, but as far as the vibration…swap the TC, rebuild, new chains????
2000 wj, 4.0, 247 TC 180000 miles