What would cause the rearend to get hot

Asked by Apr 17, 2015 at 05:22 AM about the 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

39,925

Have you checked the oil level in the rear yet? There should be a plug on the backside. Remove it and stick you little finger in. There should be oil right to the very edge of the hole. Sometimes it will leak out as soon as you remove the plug. If you can't feel oil with your finger, you will need to fill it up.

Did that not the prob

39,925

What do you mean by hot? The rear will be hot anyway just from normal driving. Is it so hot you can fry an egg on it? Is it making noise?

It gets hot enuof u can bearly touch it the gear oil was boiling

39,925

Okay, did you happen to notice the vent tube on the top? Sometimes those get plugged and the rear end is unable to vent. I have seen some get rusted solid. Not sure what kind of set up is under your model, but my Toyota had a metal slide that rusted shut. You may have a rubber tube on a nipple.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Cherokee

Looking for a Used Grand Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 73,496 nationwide Grand Cherokee listings starting at $1,200.

ZIP:

Search Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

#1 inuevafreak
inuevafreak
Reputation 2,100
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,890
#3 thejeepdoctor
thejeepdoctor
Reputation 1,750
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
380 Great Deals out of 40,642 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
911 Great Deals out of 64,628 listings starting at $799
Used Jeep Wrangler
268 Great Deals out of 15,899 listings starting at $3,200
Used Toyota 4Runner
235 Great Deals out of 19,523 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,144 Great Deals out of 193,917 listings starting at $290
Used Chevrolet Camaro
356 Great Deals out of 31,417 listings starting at $2,400

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD For Sale
40 listings starting at $42,180
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 15,027 listings starting at $29,980
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD For Sale
68 Great Deals out of 957 listings starting at $24,563
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 1,747 listings starting at $18,995
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD For Sale
88 Great Deals out of 3,105 listings starting at $16,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.