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Can i drive my jeep with no front drive shaft 2003 4.7l v8 quadra drive

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  • Richard Scordino Jun 02, 2010

    If you want to do that to save fuel. don't bother...You will not see enough improvement to outweigh the risk of damage to the transfer case. If the front diff has failed, you can get another at most scrapyards and it should not take you more than a few days to install it (far less if you know how) Remember also that all four tires must be the exact same size, brand and design or you can damage the driveline.

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I drove around for a good 2 months without my front shaft. Nothing bad happened. Don't be surprised if you get stuck on a wet leaf though!

You WILL NOT have park without the front shaft. You're rig will slowly roll if you are on the slightest incline, so carry around a brick or something to put behind/in front of your tire.

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Why can't my 2006 jeep go into 4 wheel drive?


are you on dirt? or pavement...????????????????????????
we cant answer until you answer what 4wd option you have.
if that makes no sense, then read the operators guide,
it tells you what's there and how to use it.
read that first, then ask questions,?
and if Part time 4wd?, it';s not to be used on dry pavement only ICE.

eg:

4WD: Select-Trac (or older Select-Drive has a slip coupling too, NP129/229) is AWD in that, "the "4Hi" setting the drive shafts were coupled together using a viscous-type coupler " this anti wind up slipper"
Watch out for exception 1: Select-Trac NP228 based jeeps, it does not have a viscous-type limited-slip coupling. It was used briefly in 1986.
Quada-Trac is full time 4WD (not in lock mode) has a real center differential to shift torque between front and rear. This is the best system , not just a slip clutch as above. Then went BACK to the slipper in 1980. (odd huh?) Up to 1998.
Quadra-Trac-II "4-All Time", "N" or neutral, and "4-Lo". In "4-All Time", torque is applied to the rear wheels under normal driving conditions.
If the rear axle starts rotating at a significantly higher rate than the front axle, hydraulic pressure builds up in the gerotor oil pump and causes the clutch pack, to progressively transfer torque to the front axle, until both axles return to the same speed
Quadra-Trac I was introduced in 2004-10, same as above but is automatic with no driver controls ,like above.
The Quadra-Drive system was introduced in 1999 and is based on the Quadra-Trac II system but adds limited slip differentials (the best full time system ,with great traction to all wheels all the time) 1999 to 04.
Quadra-Drive-II has electronic limited slip differentials or ELSDs 2005 up.

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Why wont my jep go into 4 wheel drive when I pull th lever?


which system?
we cant guess what is In YOUR CAR, ever.
you must SAY. or RTM, in the glove box.
and why are you using 4wd on dry pavement, now>?


4WD: Select-Trac (or older Select-Drive has a slip coupling too, NP129/229) is AWD in that, "the "4Hi" setting the drive shafts were coupled together using a viscous-type coupler " this anti wind up slipper"
Watch out for exception 1: Select-Trac NP228 based jeeps, it does not have a viscous-type limited-slip coupling. It was used briefly in 1986.
Quada-Trac is full time 4WD (not in lock mode) has a real center differential to shift torque between front and rear. This is the best system , not just a slip clutch as above. Then went BACK to the slipper in 1980. (odd huh?) Up to 1998.
Quadra-Trac-II "4-All Time", "N" or neutral, and "4-Lo". In "4-All Time", torque is applied to the rear wheels under normal driving conditions.
If the rear axle starts rotating at a significantly higher rate than the front axle, hydraulic pressure builds up in the gerotor oil pump and causes the clutch pack, to progressively transfer torque to the front axle, until both axles return to the same speed
Quadra-Trac I was introduced in 2004-10, same as above but is automatic with no driver controls ,like above.
The Quadra-Drive system was introduced in 1999 and is based on the Quadra-Trac II system but adds limited slip differentials (the best full time system ,with great traction to all wheels all the time) 1999 to 04.
Quadra-Drive-II has electronic limited slip differentials or ELSDs 2005 up.

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My 1999 jeep grand cherokee stalls when i am coming to a stop. it starts right back up and runs normal.


change your crankshaft position sensor if it still does it then change your camshaft postion sensor

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Front end noise


check u-jounts and motor mounts and usually vib during braking is either rotors or hub

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2000 jeep GC limited front axle problems


First thing to test is to see if the front driveshaft is getting engaged from the transfer case. With the vehicle in 4x4, and engine shut off, and in park, crawl under and try to turn the front driveshaft by hand. The driveshaft looks like a pipe that runs from the transfer case, located just behind the engine/transmission, to the front differential. If it rotates by hand, there is a problem with the transfer case. Some Jeeps have a vacuum actuator on the front diff that slides a collar inside the axle tube to engage it. I will watch for you findings, and you can leave me another message, and I will be happy to chat back with you on your findings.

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Noise from front


Is it full time or part time 4 wheel drive? You should check the front driveshaft u-joints.

Apr 05, 2009 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is squeaking


duse the howl go away when you trun a conner ?if it duse its a wheel bearn. as for the squeak its hard to pin point. try finding some one how duse mud run they would be ableto help you with the howl noise. have a nice day

Mar 31, 2009 | 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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I would like to run my v8 full time 4x4 grand ch with no front dr


no not ok any time.its very risky and can lead to major accident.

Mar 05, 2009 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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How do I activate the 4 wheel drive for snow highway driving?


They didn't make Grand Cherokees in '86, so I assume you mean '96?

I'm also assuming it is indeed a 4x4 and not a two wheel drive...sorry, I have to ask!

All the V8's GC's were Quadra-Trac. Please confirm this with what is label on your shifter. If so, it should say "4Hi, N, and 4Lo".

The Quadra Trac system has a viscous coupling. Meaning, that when the rear wheels start to slip, it heats the coupling up, and engages the front wheels.

This system typically put about 95% of the power to the rear wheels, and only about 5% goes to the front during normal driving, so it's essentially in 2wd mode.

When you put the transmission shifter into neutral, and pull your transfer case down to 4lo, then you have all four wheels locked. Do not drive like this on dry pavement.

To answer your questions, the 4x4 should automatically engage when the rear wheels start to slip. It is a seamless transition and you really won't be able to tell.

If you're in real bad snow, then pull it down to 4lo. That'll lock all four wheels in and give you greatest traction.

Drive safe.

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