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Quadra Trac II 4 wheel drive problem

I have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7L V8 Limited with Quadra Trac II (permanent 4WD). The Viscous Coupler in the Transfer Case was changed a number of months ago to fix a grinding problem (which worked). However the 4WD system does seem to be working - only the back wheels are driving (or slipping!) and the front wheel should be getting some of the power. I also get a low vibration/grinding noise when turning tightly in parking lots etc It may be that the install of the new viscous coupling was not done properly adn i am now only seeing this. Could it be that there is a lack of oil in the transfer case, or please give me your suggestions. Thanks

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  • hnfunk Apr 21, 2009

    Thanks. A couple of further questions. What specific steps would be done to identify the problem if i was to take it to a repair shop? Does the Viscous coupler have to come out? And how does the oil in the transfer case get topped-up - is there a specific filler hole for this?

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    I would consider all that you have said as possibilities, but all must be proven by testing and or teardown.

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Oil is added to transfer case through a plug usually located about half way up the back of the case.
When making a diagnosis, a good tech relies upon previous experience matching that to known symptoms, then upon teardown to verify his ideas. A good working knowledge is essential so the tech can picture in his mind what is happening inside the unit.(i once knew an old tech who could sit in the shop office and make a correct diagnosis as another tech drove a vehicle into the shop) That's rare, but there are good people out there! Your coupler may have to be removed, but that largely depends upon what the shop sees and feels.
Good luck

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