Question about 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Sounds to me like the viscious coupler in the transfer case has gone bad, basically locking all 4 wheels in all time 4WD. This is a common problem in the NV249 transfer case (it will happen to them all eventually) and symptoms include the front tires hopping or chirping when turning, especially at slow speeds. The most common way to test it to drive figure 8 patterns at slow speed in a parking lot and listen for the chirping/hopping of the front wheels. This is an expensive repair, with the part costing about $400 and approx 6 hours of labor (about $400 depending on location).
Posted on May 27, 2011
This could be a bearing problem, but it sounds to me like the lowwer ball joints. Ball joints are difficult to check, but if they are rusty then they are probably bad. Bearings on the other hand are not that hard to check. raise the tire/s off the ground , grab the tire top and bottom and push in and out. if there is movement in and out then the bearing is bad.
Posted on May 22, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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