front end squealing after using 4 wheel drive

djeep
15

Asked by Feb 23, 2013 at 12:55 PM about the 1997 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I used the 4 wheel drive and when I put it back to 2 wheel it started to squeal. It is a 97 Jeep cherokee.

8 Answers

When was the last time you did a brake job? It might be the brake wear indicator and just a coincident.

djeep
15

about a year

Thanks you for responding back, well that wouldn't be the issue then. When you said you used the four wheel drive, what exactly do you mean, like off road race like or rock climbing...LOL... or just put it into four wheel drive and then drive a few feet like to get through a situation and then right back into 2 whl drv.

Also where is it squealing, specifically if you can tell, like a transfer case or wheel hub?

djeep
15

Trough snow about 50 ft. Shut it off for about 2 hours then went back through and put back to 2 wheel. It is coming from wheels but only in drive.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Thanks, that is kind of what I thought, when I mentioned how far and how hard of the four wheeling. The problem with sitting here and trying to diagnose your problem is I can't see or hear it, so that leaves guessing basically. Jeep has had there share of problems and this kind of question is never surprising frankly. How often would you say over the last year have you used the four wheel drive? And, have you attempted to put it back into four wheel drive and drive it a bit to see a couple of things, one, does it squeal when in four wheel, two, while it go into four wheel know at all, and three, when you shift it back out of 4 wheel does the squeal stop know? Sometimes just shifting four wheelers back in and out will solve a problem, This would be especially true if you say haven't used the four wheel in maybe a couple years and then use it, then it starts making a weird noise. Hope that makes sense, lack of use can cause problems and maybe, hopefully, just shifting it back in and out a couple of times and driving in four wheel maybe a bit further than 50ft will make it stop. Again I emphasize how nearly impossible it is to really give you an absolute straight answer to you problem from here. So all I am able to really do for you is suggest things that have solved problems in my vehicles in the past. I have never owned a Jeep, well actually when I was a kid my Dad had a Willy's Army jeep but I have only owned a Bronco. But the theory is all the same.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Sorry about the typo's

thejeepdoctor
6,115

If vehc. wont go back into 2wd. Its due to the wear or size of the tires. W/selectrac all tires have to be within 1/4 of an inch in circumfrunce. Take a string and wrap it around the tread of the tire. All tires have to be within 1/4 in. If not, one axle, be it the ft. or rear, will spin at a different rate. Causing the ft. and rear driveshafts to bind, thus not allowing transfercase to be able to unlock. These t-cases have to be in a state of (float) to release.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • grinding in front end 3 answers

    The noise is always there, but when in auto 4 wheel drive the noise is much much louder. Its doesnt seem as loud when in full time 4 wheel drive. When turning there seems to be no difference in the ...

    1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Classic 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What is causing ugly noises from the right front wheel on my 1996 Jeep Cherokee? 5 answers

    I have a 1996 Jeep Cherokee with 4WD, automatic transmission, and the 4.0 L six cylinder engine. I shifted into four wheel drive to get clear of some snow and after taking it out of four wheel driv...

    1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • noise front drivers side wheel 3 answers

    noise in front drivers side wheel when driving sometimes. If noise is there, when break is pressed noise goes away only to return when break released

    Jeep Cherokee

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • whats wrong when i press the brakes my somthing starts clanging on the driver side in the front end on my 96 grand cheerokey 2 answers

    when i press the brakes somthing is makeing a loud clanking noise on the driver side i have checked the brakes,third member,drive shaft,hub assembley,roders,calaper

    1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 4 Wheel Drive shifting 4 answers

    I bought a 98 Jeep Cherokee sport from a used car lot, it didn't come with a manual and I don't know how to shift my 98 jeep Cherokee sport into full time,it only stays in part time and I've read this...

    1998 Jeep Cherokee

    -

    General

Cherokee

Looking for a Used Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 52,415 nationwide Cherokee listings starting at $3,400.

ZIP:

Search Jeep Cherokee Questions

Jeep Cherokee Experts

#1 Daniel Guillen-Pizzorni
Daniel Guillen-Pizzorni
Reputation 930
#2 swtcat13
swtcat13
Reputation 820
#3 JimRoy
JimRoy
Reputation 750
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
1,142 Great Deals out of 73,727 listings starting at $1,495
Used Jeep Wrangler"
285 Great Deals out of 13,725 listings starting at $2,795
Used Toyota 4Runner"
275 Great Deals out of 15,470 listings starting at $1,592
Used Ford Explorer"
912 Great Deals out of 63,721 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota RAV4"
827 Great Deals out of 44,399 listings starting at $1,350
Used Honda CR-V"
1,154 Great Deals out of 80,099 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford F-150"
2,442 Great Deals out of 194,380 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale