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Popping noise on hard acceleration

Hey all,
Lately I've noticed from a stop if I accelerate hard there is a metal popping sound under car. It sounds like splines skipping. Wondering if this could be U-Joints going bad or if anyone else has any idea? I've heard U-Joints on the 2011 Jeep GC require buying new shaft to as they are tack welded.

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Re: Popping noise on hard acceleration

Does it sound like this???

I'm trying to figure it out as well.

https://youtu.be/tFWa6AUAjxU
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Re: Popping noise on hard acceleration

Yes, but only 1-3 times. That sounded way worse. Mine happens on hard launches from a complete stop. What is that?
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Re: Popping noise on hard acceleration

That's how mine started 1-3 times from leaving a stop sign or light. Last week it it started doing it like you heard in that video. The Video was taken on my driveway from a stop. Its pretty steep so it loads up the Jeep.

I have a Mechanic looking at it tomorrow I'll post his findings.
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Re: Popping noise on hard acceleration

Thank you. I'll be watching like a hawk for results. Fingers crossed that it's something simple...although nothing on these things ever seems to be.
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Are you 4x4? Kind of sounds like a bad CV joint.
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Re: Popping noise on hard acceleration

Yes it is 4x4. Hoping for something simple for sure.
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Re: Popping noise on hard acceleration

It's something in my transfer case. Does anyone know if it can be rebuilt?
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Re: Popping noise on hard acceleration

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It's something in my transfer case. Does anyone know if it can be rebuilt?
I'm sure anything can be rebuilt if you do it yourself (assuming you can find the parts), but paying someone to do it will likely cost more than a replacement. I took a guess on your model, but a 2-speed transfer case for a 2014 Limited V6 is $908 (after sending in your old one). I don't know what kind of labor cost is involved, but I expect several hours at least.

TRANSFER CASE for 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

However, remember you have powertrain warranty (used to be 5yr / 100K mi, 5/60K now I think), and I assume the transfer case is part of this warranty if you are still eligible.
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I'm sure anything can be rebuilt if you do it yourself (assuming you can find the parts), but paying someone to do it will likely cost more than a replacement. I took a guess on your model, but a 2-speed transfer case for a 2014 Limited V6 is $908 (after sending in your old one). I don't know what kind of labor cost is involved, but I expect several hours at least.

TRANSFER CASE for 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

However, remember you have powertrain warranty (used to be 5yr / 100K mi, 5/60K now I think), and I assume the transfer case is part of this warranty if you are still eligible.

I'm at 120,000 miles so no powertrain for me. Thanks for the link. I'll look on there its a 2011 Larado
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Re: Popping noise on hard acceleration

I was hoping for better news...lol
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I was hoping for better news...lol
You and me both...
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