93' Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo brakes while steering
Recently I switched the t-case at my GC and a bearing at the end of the transmission which caused noise while driving. The noise is gone now. A new problem appeared, when I was driving longer trips with this car. It brakes when I want to steer more then one turn of the steering wheel. It only caused this issue when I was driving more than 30 miles or so. It seems like that not all four wheels are having the appropriate speed to do this maneuvers. The t-case was checked already and is fine. What else can cause this problem?
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Re: 93' Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo brakes while steering
If the diff is really low it may be overheating and binding but it would have to be really low or have a mechanical problem to begin with. Tires can cause binding because different manufacturers tires with the same #s have a different diameter (I know they should all be the same but they are not). This should cause problems if you have all wheel drive or are using 4 wheel drive (both ends of vehicle will be trying to go different speeds...Same holds true for different ratio diffs)If you have little experience with this stuff have someone go over it for you, It will cost less than blowing up the transfer case or something!!!
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if it shakes over 50 miles per hour, it could be your front tires need balancing. and check your ball joints while you are at it. or king pins if it has that. (they are different from ball joints but serve the same purpose.)
If the boots on the c/v joints are intact, chances are they are good. Whining noises are generally associated with pump for the power steering. Likely if it's the original it is worn internally. Clicking and popping can be caused by a binding steering or suspension component. These may be separate issues or may be working in tandem to give the symptoms you posted. If the pump is worn and you have a binding condition, it may be difficult for the pump to produce sufficient pressure to overcome that so therefore it will whine. Make sure that the pump is full and the fluid is in good condition. Pumps generally wear out long before they actually have anything break inside but it can happen though so if you isolate the other noises aside from whining to the pump, change it. Check all moving front end components for signs of binding, rust or excessive play. Pay special attention to the lower ball joints...they bear the most weight and pressure of all the front end parts yet by poor design have no provision for lube service. To check ball joints, place a jack under the axle and once you have some ground clearance put a bar under the tire and attempt to lift it while watching the joints. A small amount of play is normal but it should not be excessive. Also move the wheel assembly from side to side watching the joints and other linkage joints. Do that on both sides. You should also watch the linkage and bushings while someone turns the steering wheel back and forth while running (in park) on the ground. Again, you are looking for any play (shifting) of bushings and linkage ends. Pay attention to the mount points on the steering box as well when doing that. If the mount bolts are loose or the chassis has split the box will move and make noise. Though it's impossible to tell you what is causing your problem without the benefit of being there and looking at it, I have given you the best way to find it. Bottom line is you need to look carefully to find the problem.
call jeep and give them last 9 digits of your vin and ask for three things -Differential Type,Gear ratio, and Track lock- They will give you 1) Dana 35 or 44 2) Gear Ratio 3.31 or 3.73 3) Track Lock - yes/no