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Just bought 2007 grand Cherokee everything works but radio and although a 4x4 when you get on slippery road the rear wheels spin and it goes side ways

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Hello Carl, my name is Andy the best way to start is checking all fuses make sure there is not one missing and that you check the cabin fuse box and the one located under the hood now if all fuses good and no one missing you have a bad radio or bad connection behind the radio and about the 4x4 mean that will pull from 4 wheel if programmed plus traction control is the avoid the tires to spin.........

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The only Solution to this is 1 of 2 Things ! The Shifter Linkage is Off of the Transfer Case 2 The Transfer Case is Shelled out and needs to be Rebuilt. Check underneath on the Transfer case for any Noises when in 4X4 and Check the Linkages. Please Rate my Response, I need all the Help That I can Get! Thanks!

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Check sway bar. On some models as suspension sags, sway bar outer ends will contact the body, leaving a mark or dent just above the end, causing a bang over bumps. Only way to correct this is to change springs or add a spring lift.

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SOURCE: 1999 jeep grand cherokee all time four wheel drive will not engage

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SOURCE: replace the rear wheel bearing

better check a manual, The ones I have done do not have c-clips in the diff. You remove 4 nuts behind the brake backing plate, then use a slide hammer to pull out the axle shafts. Then the bearing retainer must be removed (cut or drill into it, the crack it with a hammer blow from a chisel), it should slide off the axle. Then use a bearing splitter and a press to remove the bearing. To install use a long pipe and press to install the new bearing and retainer. Change the seal while your in there. Hope this helps.

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