Cherokee SRT8 Forum banner
1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
397 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just asking opinions , does it sound like the clutches have gone in transfer case, it doesn't seem to disengage 4wd. Also when I remove the transfer case motor it's pre loaded so won't come off easily.

Any ideas?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,921 Posts
Sounds like time to overhaul.

Or check the motor first..watch the gyrations when you turn the key to on..if it gyrates its the Tcase.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,113 Posts
Went through this myself.

At first I replaced the Tcase motor which made no difference then I put new ABS sensors on all 4 corners and a rebuilt Tcase.

Read a bunch of threads about this and those are the main 3 culprits from what I can recall.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
397 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Well I already rebuilt it all , i made the mistake of not changing clutches as they looked ok.

I have ordered a new motor see if that fixes otherwise I'll be stripping it down again.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,921 Posts
Well I already rebuilt it all , i made the mistake of not changing clutches as they looked ok.

I have ordered a new motor see if that fixes otherwise I'll be stripping it down again.
and it goes without saying that you use the correct Tcase fluid
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
397 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
yeah its the normal fluid from Dealer.

Seems weird with no transfer case motor connected no issues, when I connect it i get the binding feeling in the wheels when turning on full lock.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,921 Posts
What the motor does is squeeze the clutches together using a lever...no motor ......no leverage to squeeze the clutches
 
  • Like
Reactions: Passmg2

·
Registered
Joined
·
397 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
ok so how is the car in constant 4wd when motor installed ( new motor just replaced ) and when I remove it the car drives normally with no issues?

could it be the clutches are screwed and this is causing it to be stuck in 4wd when motor in place.

thanks

MAtt
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,793 Posts
ok so how is the car in constant 4wd when motor installed ( new motor just replaced ) and when I remove it the car drives normally with no issues?



could it be the clutches are screwed and this is causing it to be stuck in 4wd when motor in place.



thanks



MAtt

http://www.cherokeesrt8.com/forums#/topics/69730

Look at the first post especially the part that says "ATTENTION!!!!"
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
397 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
yes I am going tomorrow am to get the guys to open it up and see if they made this mistake.



problem is for some reason I cant see the images in the post.


Click on them and it will show up in photobucket

It's not letting , says I need to update
My account?? Any chance someone can screenshot the image listed as "Attention"
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
86 Posts
I Just had a rebuilt transfer case installed, when the mechanic hooked everything up he hears the module engage on the side of the transfer case and it’s locking the jeep into full time four-wheel-drive, any kind of turning causes binding. If he unplugs it it runs fine obviously in 2 wheel drive. I know when transfer case is a rebuilt if one of the plates that hold the first clutch on or not positioned correctly the transfer case stays in four-wheel-drive. This does not do that. Something is not letting it go from the 10% to 70% front wheel engagement . Has anybody had this issue What could it be? The transfer case module or is there something that controls that as well?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,050 Posts
Maybe the transfer case motor was not reinstalled properly?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
86 Posts
Mechanic said when the module was in place it would click on but not turn off. He also said it started getting very very hot. I ended up buying another motor. I’m starting to get tired of how much this ridiculous transfer case all-wheel-drive stuff is costing me. Nobody makes rebuild parts for it that I can find.
So every time I have an issue with the transfer case am I supposed to buy another one?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
86 Posts
http://www.cherokeesrt8.com/forums#/topics/69730

Look at the first post especially the part that says "ATTENTION!!!!"

yes I am going tomorrow am to get the guys to open it up and see if they made this mistake.

problem is for some reason I cant see the images in the post.
So did you ever figure out what the problem was? I am having the same issue, brand new transfer case, well rebuilt new. The mechanic steaks his reputation on that transfer case rebuild. It’s not the transfer case motor I’ve tried two different ones and one was a new one. I’ve narrowed it down to the new final drive module. It needs to be reprogrammed.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,793 Posts
So did you ever figure out what the problem was? I am having the same issue, brand new transfer case, well rebuilt new. The mechanic steaks his reputation on that transfer case rebuild. It’s not the transfer case motor I’ve tried two different ones and one was a new one. I’ve narrowed it down to the new final drive module. It needs to be reprogrammed.


How did you come to this conclusion?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
86 Posts
So did you ever figure out what the problem was? I am having the same issue, brand new transfer case, well rebuilt new. The mechanic steaks his reputation on that transfer case rebuild. It’s not the transfer case motor I’ve tried two different ones and one was a new one. I’ve narrowed it down to the new final drive module. It needs to be reprogrammed.


How did you come to this conclusion?
I’m going to give the mechanic the benefit of the doubt. Some of the 05 to 2010 Jeep grand Cherokee‘s had an issue with that particular part and it required reprogramming. If it’s not that, then it’s the transfer case.

At this point it’s worth a shot. It makes a little bit of sense to me because whatever is telling the transfer case motor how much to turn and engage the clutch is for the front is not working and it is fully engaging in the clutch pack Inside the transfer case.
 

Attachments

1 - 20 of 22 Posts
Top