Need help fast

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  1. Jeepkj

    Jeepkj New Member

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    I have an 03 liberty limited with the 242 select trac and i have been hearing a grinding and squueking while in 4wd part or full don't matter I thought it was the clutches in the front diff but now I am also hearing it in 2wd so I was thinking something in the tcase need help this is my only vehicle :favorites68:
     
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    First of all, breathe.

    Secondly...it could still be the front diff as the diff spins no matter what. The only thing the transfer case does is remove power from the drivetrain. We do not have locking hubs.

    Have you checked the fluid in the front diff to see what it looks like? Have you pulled the front driveshaft to see if the squeaking/grinding stops?

    I'd start with those two, namely, remove the front driveshaft. It can be a little bit of a pain.
     
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    I changed the fluid in front diff yesterday going to remove drive shaft and see but if it is still doing it in 2wd now wouldn't it be something else thanks
     
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    Check the front driveshaft,the CV boot on the t-case side likes to crack and then spits all the grease out.Makes a nice sound when dry like your discribing.Does it in 4wd but if bad enough can make the noise in 2wd also.


    Oh and no clutches in the front diff.
     
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    No, because like I said - if the KJ is on 3 or more wheels and moving, the front axle is spinning. The transfer case just couples/decouples the front axle/driveshaft from the powertrain.

    So, 4 wheels on the ground and the KJ is rolling...the front driveshaft is spinning.

    Test it yourself - put it in 2wd. Put the front end on jackstands. Spin both front wheels the same way and watch the front driveshaft. ;)
     
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    Jeepkj- What kind of "Fluid" did you use in the front transfer case that you changed ?
     
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    Techinically since the t-case is sealed system you juat about can run any ATF,older vehicles with the 231 say DEXIII or ATF+2.Sure ATF+4 is stated but not 100% required in your t-case.Heck running 5w-20/30 motor oil is okay also.
     
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    The front diff may not have clutch in it but my cd player does.

    No Risers :rockit:




    Sorry, I know this has F*** all to do with this thread but I had to.
     
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    I used ATF+4 in tcase and 75-140w syn in front took driveshaft off still here it
     
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    And I have to have some sort of clutches in the diff up front both tires spin off and on same with the rear but i had my gin decoded and it does not say trac lock
     
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    edited.

    I'm retarded, skimmed previous post.

    waffles, tastey waffles! with lots of syrup. :freak3:
     
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    i just dont understand what it could be i have a trip comming up next monday and i dont wanna drive it like this but it is looking like i dont have much choice
     
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    Yes boots look brand new
     
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    Ok so took the front driveshaft off and it went away sry my fiance front the last post got mixed up so it the constant velocity joint in the drive shaft and it is non replaceable correct I need to buy the whole shaft? Where is cheapest place to get it?
     
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    ok i got a front driveshaft fromt alldrivelines.com
    saw that some poeople on L.O.S.T used them with good luck and after i got it installed i have a vibration at 50 or so in 2wd and 30 and up in 4wd should i be worried or is this because i went to a shaft with ujoints dont want to hurt anything else.......almost seems like they didnt balance the shaft