2007 WK Front drive shaft problems - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK > Troubleshooting/Problems

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 11-30-2014, 09:56 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
tort1652 is on a distinguished road
2007 WK Front drive shaft problems

My 2007 WK Quadtrac fulltime 4wd/AWD, developed a howling noise at speed. Found that two of the front diff isolators were broken and when shifting into gear when the front drive shaft engaged it lifted the diff up. Apparently from the change in angle on the front drive shaft, the drive shaft got all torn up.

I had heard that you could pull the front drive shaft and drive 2wd. Tried and it won't.

I tried to put the torn up drive shaft back in, but it is so bad it is un-driveable.

I still plan to have drive shaft refurbished, it is about half the price of a new one, but the Jeep will have to sit.

Anyone have anything similar?

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-29-2014, 09:24 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 6.4L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NYC
Posts: 178
Thanks: 0
Thanked 25 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 2604
THEIFNDNIGHT is on a distinguished road
Re: 2007 WK Front drive shaft problems

repair the front drive shaft with this
Crown Automotive 528534RRK - Front Drive Shaft CV Joint Repair Kit for 05-10 Jeep® Grand Cherokee WK & Commander XK - Quadratec
upon install it needs to be balanced.
how to balance it? sorry i don't know i took it to a well know Hemi shop.
before you remove it it needed to be marked.
goodluck
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-12-2015, 11:24 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1300
beow is on a distinguished road
Re: 2007 WK Front drive shaft problems

I have a vibration, wondering if its the isolators. Did yours do it only at certain speeds? Or constantly and increase with speed?


Sent from my iPhone using JeepGarage
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-22-2015, 12:32 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2006 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1125
arwood56 is on a distinguished road
Re: 2007 WK Front drive shaft problems

I replaced isolator bushings about a year ago. I heard a "clunk" when shifting from P->R, R->D or P->D, basically when torque was applied the front differential rotated and the inside case smacked against the case/frame/Diff. Sometimes when it downshifted into 2nd it would "clunk" too. I replaced them my self on a full Saturday's work. The front diff bushing was fine but the two rear bushing were completely separated. I never had a howling though. Like THEIFNDNIGHT said, howling is likely something to do with your driveshaft beginning to fail, more than likely from a torn boot at the transfer case. I don't think the angle variation would damage it, unless you already have altered it with a lift kit.

Here is the link to my post.


2007 wk clunk when slowing down...?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2007

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
transfer case and front drive shaft tkarner03 Liberty-KJ and KK 2 05-23-2013 07:47 PM
Front Drive shaft GC 07 quadra drive Arabex Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 3 04-17-2013 08:49 PM
Front Drive shaft ? Tim2 Troubleshooting/Problems 7 10-31-2012 10:31 PM
96 grand Cherokee limited front drive shaft jamestaylor47 Grand Cherokee - ZJ 5 09-17-2012 10:26 AM
My front drive shaft looks bent? Vinnysrt8 Suspension/Driveline/Brakes 16 03-01-2010 11:31 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.