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Shudder ? when I apply reverse

Hi all I have a Cherokee jeep 2.4 sport. 2002. manual gear box when I go into reverse it starts to shudder which is increased if I turn the steering wheel. if I just go straight back it seem to be OK or not so bad does anyone have any ideas or have you had the same trouble. hope this is not going to be another arm and leg job.
regards Richard

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It sounds like one or two things could be the problem First check the u-joints but this would probably also give you vibration in drive,The most likely problem would either be the carrier bearing (if it is a two piece drive shaft.) Or the trans mount loose or need of replacement....My money is on the trans mount which is fairly easy to replace and should not set you back more than $75....Good Luck and please rate my diagnosis cause it really helps with future diagnostics... Thank you

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Hi all I have a Cherokee jeep 2.4 sport. 2002. manual gear box when I go into reverse it starts to shudder which is increased if I turn the steering wheel. if I just go straight back it seem to be OK or...

Hello Richard
Have you looked at all your checked your universal joints & your front hubs as you may have a small problem with your hubs.
the best way to test this is to lift the Jeep off all 4 wheel then do a full Visual check & test on your Jeep with it running & not running.
before getting under it.

Hope ti helps

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