Question about 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Loud noise from rear end when put into drive
Possibly your rear U-joint is worn out. It is a flexable coupling
connecting the propshaft(from the gearbox) to the differential. Easiest
way to check is to engage the parking brake and chock the wheels. Put
the vehicle in neutral.(Engine off!) Now get under the car (sonsidering its ground clearanc that shouldnt be a problem) and looking
at the joint where the propshaft connects to the diff, try turning the
propshaft in both directions. There should be absolutely no play on the joint.
Considering the difficulty and tools needed in replacing the joint it
is best left to a service centre since it entails removing the propshaft and using a press to drive the U-joint out.
Another possibility is a worn differential. As this is usually accompanied by noise when driving of which you mention nothing, I suspect the first is your best solution.
Posted on May 29, 2010
If it is one big clunk then it might just be the universal joint that connects the drive shaft to the rear end. It is very dangerous to drive a vehicle with bad U-joints. If they break the whole drive shaft falls out. If the front u joint breaks it can act like a pole vault for your vehicle.
Posted on May 29, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee was prone to bad diff bearings because they changed the plant where they were made. The new plant used inferior materials. The only way to fix it is to replace and set the diff clearences.
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
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