Harmonic Balancer shot across the road yesterday.. part ordered. jeep out of commission for 3 to 5 work days..
I managed to get into a parking lot without power steering and found the part across the street and hammer it back in place and limp home!! Plus i did some walking to the parts store because i didn't have any tools and i thought the belt stretched.. gotta love when stuff doesn't work right.
We'll after I gotten the nw harmonic balancer I took it for a test drive and it drove fine. So the next morning I get up to leave for my girl frends house and I get two minutes down the road and the jeep isn't driving right. So I was going to do a up turn and the jeep stalls and wouldn't start. (This happened to my 88 dakota) I knew the timming chain jumped. I gotten it home and ordered more parts :-) now 4 days later its on the road again :-)
I haven't been on JeepForum in awhile so my jeep rebelled and its rear end is making a noise now. I checked my u joints and they are a ok.. i removed the rear drive shaft and drove the jeep around the block in 4wd and it didnt make the noise. The rear axle has a lot of play in it. i don't know what to do next. in the next week i will take it apart.
oh, also the noise only happens when im on the gas and in gear. in neutral i can hit the gas and it wont make a noise. so i narrowed it down the the drive shaft and axle and now just to the axle.
I haven't done much to the Jeep sence last post. I replaced my clutch the other weekend. I started thinking about numbers and realized the Jeep is 4" higher then a stock SE and 2" of added ground clearance. So sticking to my lcog goal I'm going high line front fenders so I can fit some 34 10.5 15 LTBs giving an added 1.5" of ground clearance.
Sounds like trashed spider gears to me. But it should be pretty obvious whatever the problem is once the diff cover is pulled. Also I recommend the banks header for your jeep mine has lasted about 80k miles.