97 TJ rear end problems - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 02-12-2012, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
Nberry90
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 53
97 TJ rear end problems

I have a 97 TJ with a Dana 35 rear end. When i am driving there is bad vibrations going straight, but worse while turning at any speed. I jacked up the Jeep and i can pull the wheel away from the axle about a half an inch on the passenger side and about 1/4 inch on the driver side. I am not sure if there is a simple fix for this or what is completely going wrong. My jeep is my DD and i need this fixed ASAP. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Nick

Nberry90 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 02-12-2012, 12:43 PM
Jeepsr4me
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,645
Check the drive shaft. What you describe about the rear axles is normal.
Jeepsr4me is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 02-12-2012, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
Nberry90
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 53
the drive shaft and all the U-Joints are fine. thats why i believe that its the differential.
Nberry90 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 02-12-2012, 02:56 PM
97lon
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Louisville
Posts: 299
Pull the cover off of differential and have look. Sounds like your carrier is loose . Thats thing in middle with little gears in it. Atleast if you take it somewhere you know what you got
97lon is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 02-12-2012, 03:13 PM
wwch99tj
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Felton
Posts: 3,476
Mine did that and the bearings had gone bad on the carrier allowing the whole carrier to move around in the housing. I rebuilt it myself for less than 100 bucks. I had napa press the new bearings on for me
wwch99tj is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
rear end problems AJM YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 2 04-07-2011 07:48 PM
rear end problems ionakana YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 1 06-23-2009 04:10 PM
Dana rear end problems! Sep YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 10 03-31-2009 10:38 AM
Rear End Problems? 01blackws6 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 12 11-17-2008 10:54 AM
rear end problems YJ4x4on35'z YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 2 08-29-2003 06:10 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome